MUSIC

Brother Ali – “Mourning In America”

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"Terrorism is the war of the poor, hold up a mirror so the script get flipped/ Cause when it’s in reverse it ain’t wrong no more, Warfare’s the terrorism of the rich" Newsflash, this country is far from perfect and our leaders sure ain't saints.

#Jay Z

Surviving The Struggle: 20 Motivational Rap Songs

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Rap's full of obnoxious boasts and rants of wanting life's finer things.

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Brother Ali Feat. Nikki Jean – “Shine On” Video

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Armed with a new track and an accompanying video, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/brother-ali">Brother Ali</a> returns to action in anticipation of his forthcoming EP The Bite Marked Heart.

Notable Quotables

Notable Quotable – Brother Ali On “Writer’s Block”

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"I ain't trying to be one of them dudes That makes hundreds of new songs and none of them are good Some of 'em are cool, but they ain't say nothin' new Runnin' though a verse just for something to do I wanna be the cat that put the straw on the back Of the camel and sent him to the chiroprac I wanna write a line that's in your head all day Songs that make you say you've never felt that way I'm trying to give myself goosebumps, OK.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Classified Feat. Brother Ali – “Maybe It’s Just Me” Video

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I forgot all about "Maybe It's Just Me," but I'm glad <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/classified">Classified</a> decided to drop a video for the Handshakes And Middle Fingers track.

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Donny Goines Feat. Just Blaze, Jon Connor & Laws – “Barbarians” x Success Served Cold LP

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It's only a few days after the release of his latest project, Success Served Cold, and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/donny-goines">Donny Goines</a> is upset.

JOE BUDDEN

“Young Soul” – Review Of Classified’s Handshakes And Middle Fingers

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/classified-ups-and-downs-x-that-aint-classy-videos"> After enjoying newfound commercial success with his “Oh Canada” single last year, longtime underground Canadian emcee <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/classified">Classified</a> is out to prove he’s not a one-hit wonder, especially with 13 albums already under his belt.

#TAYLOR SWIFT

Drake Makes How Much Per Show?

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As record sales keep <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/11/50-cent-says-sales-dont-matter-anymore-praises-new-his-album">slumping for bigger acts</a> and concert money becomes more essential to funding artists' lavish livelihoods, curiosity leads one to ponder how much our favorite acts pull in per show.

#Jay Z

“Here’s A Little A Story I Gots To Tell…” – 15 Great Storytelling Raps

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Even in our single-driven society, the truth is that most rappers can still reel in listeners influentially by simply reciting the honest realities observed through their rearview mirror.

Us

“Tight Rope” – Review Of Brother Ali’s Us

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The line between mainstream and underground Hip-Hop has become less and less distinguishable over the last couple of years.

Us

Brother Ali Feat. Freeway & Joell Ortiz – “Best At It”

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Here's the dark horse trio of Brother Ali, Joell Ortiz and Freeweezy, dropping bars like hot potatoes over an extra funky cut from the Brother's upcoming album, Us, which is already available for pre-order on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Us-Brother-Ali/dp/B002IN81MG">Amazon</a>.

Us

“We All…”

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Taking a trip on the Brother Ali experience is always an uplifting journey isn't it.

The Truth Is Here EP

Brother Ali – “Good Lord” Video

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Previously Posted -- <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/04/review-of-brother-ali-the-truth-is-here-ep">“Palm The Joker” - Review Of Brother Ali’s The Truth Is Here EP</a>.


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