Brother Ali’s “The Truth Is Here”


On March 10, Brother Ali returns with The Truth Is Here EP, his first package of new material since 2007’s acclaimed The Undisputed Truth. Set for release via Rhymesayers, it collects seven tracks and two B-sides (“Palm the Joker” and “Talkin’ My Shit” from the “Uncle Sam Goddamn” 12-inch series), and features a DVD of a 2007 hometown performance at First Avenue in Minneapolis and two videos for “Take Me Home” and “Uncle Sam Goddamn.” The package clears the decks, so to speak, for Brother Ali’s fourth album, tentatively titled Street Preacher. “The Truth Is Here captures a key period in the career of what many have called one of the most promising voices to emerge from the underground this century and will be a must have for any and every Brother Ali fan,” reads a press release on the Rhymesayers website.

Brother Ali has already scheduled a few performances to promote The Truth Is Here, including a stint on Atmosphere’s North American tour. More from backpack rap’s answer to Sam Kinison are undoubtedly forthcoming.

The Truth Is Here:

  • 1. “Real As Can Be”
  • 2. “Philistine David”
  • 3. “Little Rodney”
  • 4. “Palm The Joker”
  • 5. “Good Lord”
  • 6. “Baby Don’t Go”
  • 7. “Talkin’ My Shit”
  • 8. “The Believers” (feat. Slug)
  • 9. “Begin Here”

And here are the tour dates:

  • 3/05: Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
  • 3/09: Fineline Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
  • 3/10: Fifth Element, Minneapolis, MN (in-store)
  • 3/19: Habana Bar, Austin, TX
  • 3/28: NOS Events Center
  • 5/10: Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
  • 5/12: The Asylum, Portland, ME
  • 5/13: House Of Blues, Boston, MA
  • 5/15: Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
  • 5/16: 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
  • 5/17: Toad’s Place, Richmond, VA
  • 5/18: Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
  • 5/19: The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
  • 5/21: The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
  • 5/22: Slowdown, Omaha, NE

3/19: SXSW
3/28: Paid Dues Festival
5/10-5/22: w/Atmosphere

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