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Brother Ali was born Jason Newman in 1978 in Madison, Wisconsin, and is a hip-hop artist signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment. Ali spent most of his early childhood moving from city to city in the Midwest. Ali's family settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1992 and Ali attended high-school there where he began rapping and writing his own rhymes.
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There's a lot to be grateful for in doing what I love for a living. People think making music for a living is about the money, and for some people it is. I've had times of feast and famine doing this, but I'm doing better than I ever imagined cause I never imagined much.
When I recorded Shadows On The Sun, I lived in a rodent infested one bedroom apartment with my first wife and our son. The apartment across the hall was "the spot" for crackheads on that block. I would go to the basement to do laundry and there would be homeless people sleeping in the corner. Police harassed my friends when they dropped me off at my building. I can remember eating microwave popcorn as a meal. And all this with at least on full time job.
Money is necessary but the most valuable luxury of what I do is the ability to determine how I use my time. Spending time with my family, my community and most of all with my own thoughts is so precious.
Just thought I should share that with you all because your support has given me the time and space to be a person. I thank you for that and pray you have the chance to do the same.
Tuesday 19th of November 2013 06:41:46 AM
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