Brother Ali

Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. Under Rhymesayers Entertainment, he’s unleashed a series of lauded projects, establishing himself as one of the most respected independent voices in music. The latest chapter in that celebrated journey is All the Beauty in This Whole Life, a 15-track collection produced entirely by Atmosphere’s Anthony “Ant” Davis.



"This entire album is based on the reality that beauty is the splendor of truth," says the Minneapolis MC. "Beauty in all of its forms is the outward manifestation of love and virtue. It soothes the soul and pulls it gently toward the truth it communicates. Every word and note of this album is intended to either reflect beauty, or expose the ugliness that blocks us from living lives of meaning."

 All the Beauty in This Whole Life is Ali’s first official release in five years and represents the newest and most refined chapter of his life's journey. "Each of my albums are the result of the pain, growth and eventual healing that I experience. Articulating the pain and navigating the healing allows the people who really feel my music to travel with me. It's not only that we hurt together, we heal together as well."



This year, Brother Ali’s debut album on Rhymesayers Entertainment, Shadows on the Sun, celebrates its 15th anniversary. To commemorate this occasion, Brother Ali will embark on a special 13-date headlining tour where he will perform the full album in its entirety each night. The Shadows on the Sun 15th Anniversary Tour kicks off November 1 in Washington D.C., with stops in New York, Minneapolis, Austin, Los Angeles, and more.

Past Shows


Dec
19
th
2019
Mainroom
Dec
19
th
2019
Mainroom

Brother Ali

with Evidence, Nur-D and DJ LAST WORD
Aug
31
st
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Aug
31
st
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Nov
8
th
2018
Mainroom
Nov
8
th
2018
Mainroom

Brother Ali

with deM atlaS
May
27
th
2018
Mainroom
May
27
th
2018
Mainroom

Bun B

with DJ K-SALAAM, Astralblak, MInk and more!
Nov
16
th
2017
Mainroom
Nov
16
th
2017
Mainroom

Brother Ali

with Immortal Technique, Sa-Roc, DJ LAST WORD and more!
Nov
29
th
2016
Mainroom
Nov
29
th
2016
Mainroom

Atmosphere

with Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill and more!
Nov
28
th
2016
Clyde Iron Works
Nov
28
th
2016
Clyde Iron Works

Atmosphere

with Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill and more!
May
29
th
2016
Mainroom
May
29
th
2016
Mainroom

Questlove, Get Cryphy, Plain Ole Bill and more!

with Supreme La Rock and SPECIAL GUESTS
Dec
4
th
2015
Target Center
Dec
4
th
2015
Target Center

RHYMESAYERS 20

with Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock and more!
Mar
6
th
2015
Mainroom + Entry
Mar
6
th
2015
Mainroom + Entry

Brother Ali

with The Blind Shake, tiny deaths, BABY SHEL and more!
May
24
th
2014
Mainroom
May
24
th
2014
Mainroom

SOUNDSET 2014 OFFICIAL BEFORE PARTY

with Brother Ali, STEP BROTHERS (ALCHEMIST & EVIDENCE), Murs and more!
May
26
th
2013
Mainroom
May
26
th
2013
Mainroom

Get Cryphy, Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times and more!

THE OFFICIAL SOUNDSET AFTERPARTY with GET CRYPHY
with Kid Cut Up and Brother Ali
Mar
5
th
2013
Mainroom
Mar
5
th
2013
Mainroom

Atmosphere

WELCOME TO MN TOUR
with HAPHDUZN, Carnage The Executioner, Get Cryphy and more!
Mar
2
nd
2013
Clyde Iron Works
Mar
2
nd
2013
Clyde Iron Works

Atmosphere

WELCOME TO MINNESOTA TOUR
with HAPHDUZN, Carnage The Executioner, Get Cryphy and more!
Oct
28
th
2012
Mainroom
Oct
6
th
2012
Mainroom
Oct
6
th
2012
Mainroom

Brother Ali

with The Reminders, DJ SOSA, Homeboy Sandman and more!
Oct
5
th
2012
Mainroom
Oct
5
th
2012
Mainroom

Brother Ali

with Blank Tape Beloved, Homeboy Sandman, DJ SOSA and more!
May
31
st
2012
7th St Entry
May
31
st
2012
7th St Entry

Brother Ali

with SPECIAL GUESTS
May
27
th
2012
Mainroom
May
27
th
2012
Mainroom

Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times, DJ LAST WORD and more!

with Get Cryphy and SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS
Mar
16
th
2012
Swan Dive
Feb
24
th
2012
Mainroom
Feb
24
th
2012
Mainroom

Get Cryphy, Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times and more!

with Brother Ali, MANY MORE and MaLLy
Jan
22
nd
2012
7th St Entry
Jan
22
nd
2012
7th St Entry

I Self Devine

with Brother Ali, Muja Messiah, Alicia Steele and The Endeavors and more!
Dec
4
th
2011
7th St Entry
Dec
4
th
2011
7th St Entry

Sims

with Brother Ali, Astronautalis and ONE BE LO
Sep
28
th
2011
Varsity Theater
Sep
28
th
2011
Varsity Theater

Brother Ali, Muja Messiah, Maria Isa and more!

with Dan Speak, dj stage one, Kool Akiem and more!
May
29
th
2011
Mainroom
May
29
th
2011
Mainroom

HIP HOP KARAOKE NYC, Mike Relm and Get Cryphy

with Brother Ali and SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS
Jan
21
st
2011
Mainroom
Feb
9
th
2010
Mainroom
Feb
9
th
2010
Mainroom

A BENEFIT FOR HAITI

with Brother Ali, FREEWAY & JAKE ONE, Sage Francis and more!

More Shows

Aug
14
th
First Avenue

An Evening with
UMPHREY’S MCGEE

Jan
10
th
Live Stream

The Jayhawks

May
11
th
First Avenue
Mar
27
th
Fine Line

The Dip

with Wyatt Waddell