The Truth Is Here

Brother Ali - The Truth Is Here
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March 10, 2009 / Release Date
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Rhymesayers Entertainment / Warner Music Grou / Label
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Pitchfork

If you want a striking glimpse at one MC's potential future, listen to Brother Ali's celebratory day-after reaction to Barack Obama's election on the web-released "Mr. President (You're the Man)". It sounds giddy and spontaneous, though for all I know it could've been recorded the day after McCain claimed "the f

undamentals of our economy are strong" and saved for November 5th. Coming from a rapper who made his name on social contemplation, righteous anger, and battle-rap vengeance, Ali's joy and (guarded) hopefulness in the humbling face of history resulted in a rare but revealing moment of optimism. Question is, how much of that's going to carry into his subsequent work? 

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Track List

  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 (Featuring Slug) 
  9. Begin Here
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