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Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color
Brother Ali - Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2012 Ratings: #187 / 929
User Score
Based on 16 ratings
September 18, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rhymesayers / Label
Hip Hop / Genres / Website
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The 405

Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color is a breath of fresh air within the politically parched genre where swag rules over substance 


Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color is more of a refinement than a deviation for Brother Ali

Consequence of Sound

He raps not like a hard-ass with a chip on his shoulder, but like a prophet on a soapbox.


Ali knows that with this album, he’s supplying something that infighting anarchists never could: a sense of unity, a sense of purpose, a sense that you’ll be putting on this repeat for more than a year.

Jul 10, 2013
Brother Ali, as always, delivers a humble and ubiquitously relatable message through his art - something that he consistently does at a superior level. Thoughtful, personal, and genuine, the album shines in a genre filled with decreasingly intellectual content and perspectives.
Track List
  1. Letter To My Countrymen 
  2. Only Life I Know 
  3. Stop The Press 
  4. Mourning In America 
  5. Gather Round 
  6. Work Everyday
  7. Need a Knot
  8. Won More Hit 
  9. Say Amen 
  10. Fajr 
  11. Namesake 
  12. All You Need 
  13. My Beloved 
  14. Singing This Song
Contributions By
royalflush, thisisabtlgrnd, erik

Added on: September 17, 2012