Birth Name: Jason Newman Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Years Active: 1999-Present Genres: Hip Hop
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.
Ali's first release was a demo tape titled, “Rites of Passage,” which Ali self-produced, recorded and arranged. He sent the demo to a local independent hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment, who put out his “Rites of Passage” recording in 2000.
2003 marked Ali's first studio project, “Shadows on the Sun,” which garnered praise from und... Continue Bio >>
Brother Ali Very excited to be playing Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in Denver August 28th alongside my family Atmosphere, Dilated Peoples and Get Cryphy. Make sure to get your tickets early and will see you there! <a href="http://bit.ly/Atmos0828" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/Atmos0828</a>
Wednesday 15th of April 2015 12:10:00 PM
Brother Ali Twin Cities! Come join author/lecturer/historian Sohail Daulatzai and I in conversation about Hip Hop, Islam and Liberation this Monday 6:30 PM at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis. If you haven't had a chance to check out Sohail's work, please take a few minutes to look him up. I recommend Black Star Crescent Moon and Return of The Mecca to start. SEE YOU THERE!
Groundings: Brother Ali and Sohail Daulatzai in Conversation Hip-Hop Artist @[7431386183:274:Brother Ali] will be in conversation with @[100002185913222:2048:Sohail Daulatzai], curator of @[1524368974475138:274:Return of the Mecca\: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop]. Come join the conversation as we discuss the history of Islam and hip-hop, and its significance for politics and art today. With an introduction by @[1035750014:2048:Soham Patel]. Photo Credit: Yasiin Bey by @[1223531833:2048:Cognito Gregory Barr] (@[11753008332:274:Frolab]).
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Co-sponsors from University of Minnesota:
Black Graduate & Professional Student Association
Department of African American & African Studies
Department of American Studies
Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature
Department of English
Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Institute for Advanced Study
Institute for Global Studies
Office of Equity & Diversity
Program in Religious Studies
School of Music
University of Minnesota Press Friday 3rd of April 2015 03:46:03 PM