Brother Ali’s “Undisputed First Week”

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AN INCREDIBLE FIRST WEEK FOR AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST WITH…

#6 ON BILLBOARD INDIE CHART
#24 BILLBOARD RAP ALBUMS
#48 BILLBOARD R&B/HIP HOP ALBUMS
#69 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 (10,781 SOLD)
#1 SELLING ALBUM IN MINNEAPOLIS (2028 UNITS)
#3 HIP HOP RELEASE ON ITUNES
#63 TOP 100 ON ITUNES

Brother Ali’s new album “The Undisputed Truth,” released April 10th on Rhymesayers, has taken off to an amazing start! Soundscan reports have charted first week sales at an impressive 10,781, making “The Undisputed Truth” the #1 selling album in Minneapolis, #69 on the Billboard Top 200, #6 on Billboard’s Indie chart, #24 Billboard Rap Albums, #48 Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Albums, peaking at #63 on iTunes Top 100, and also charting as the #3 hip-hop release on iTunes.

Brother Ali’s buzz is certain to build with his national headlining tour in full swing. His dates continue throughout June (including a show at Coachella) and are selling out fast, so be sure to catch his intense live show with Rhymesayers labelmate Psalm One.

WATCH THE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR BROTHER ALI’S “UNCLE SAM GODDAMN” HERE:
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ON “The Undisputed Truth”:

“Ali fuses formidable mic skills and unvarnished honesty…with a voice that veers between the tremolo authority of a storefront preacher and a syrupy baritone suited for a Mississippi Delta juke joint”- VIBE

Brother Ali’s got that sound, that drive, that believability and, crucially, that affection-inspiring passion on The Undisputed Truth. -LA WEEKLY

“If his first album, Shadows on the Sun – one of 2003’s best hip-hop releases – was meant to introduce Ali to his would-be fan base, The Undisputed Truth – which sees Ali’s life taking a total 180 – seals the damn deal.” URB (four star album review)

“Producer Ant perfectly underscores Ali’s gruff cadence, simultaneously self-assured and stressed, with a melodic lope that scrunches soul vocals underneath loops of bluesy guitar.” -SPIN (four star album review)

“Brother Ali, Rhymesayers’ righteous albino wordsmith, is a powerhouse who spits tricky rhymes with the force and consistency of a steel piston.” -XLR8R

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
THU-APR-19 MENOMONIE, WI BLUE DEVIL LOUNGE
FRI-APR-20 MADISON, WI HIGH NOON SALOON
SAT-APR-21 CHICAGO, IL SUBTERRANEAN
SUN-APR-22 BLOOMINGTON, IN BLUEBIRD
MON-APR-23 ST. LOUIS, MO WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
TUE-APR-24 LOUISVILLE, KY UNCLE PLEASANTS
WED-APR-25 ANN ARBOR, MI BLIND PIG
FRI-APR-27 INDIO, CA COACHELLA
SAT-APR-28 COLUMBUS, OH SKULLY’S MUSIC DINER
SUN-APR-29 CLEVELAND, OH GROG SHOP
TUE-MAY-01 BURLINGTON, VT HIGHER GROUND LOUNGE
WED-MAY-02 BOSTON, MA MIDDLE EAST
THU-MAY-03 NEW YORK, NY KNITTING FACTORY
FRI-MAY-04 PHILADELPHIA, PA THE CHURCH
SAT-MAY-05 BALTIMORE, MD OTTOBAR
SUN-MAY-06 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA STARR HILL
TUE-MAY-08 CARRBORO, NC CATS CRADLE
WED-MAY-09 WILMINGTON, NC SOAP BOX
THU-MAY-10 MT. PLEASANT, SC VILLAGE TAVERN
FRI-MAY-11 ORLANDO, FL THE SOCIAL
SAT-MAY-12 ATLANTA, GA DRUNKEN UNICORN
MON-MAY-14 BIRMINGHAM, AL THE NICK
TUE-MAY-15 NEW ORLEANS, LA PARISH @ HOB
WED-MAY-16 AUSTIN, TX EMOS LOUNGE
THU-MAY-17 ALBUQUERQUE, NM LAUNCHPAD
FRI-MAY-18 TUCSON, AZ CLUB CONGRESS
SAT-MAY-19 FLAGSTAFF, AZ ORPHEUM
SUN-MAY-20 POMONA, CA GLASSHOUSE
TUE-MAY-22 SAN DIEGO, CA BELLY UP
WED-MAY-23 LOS ANGELES, CA TROUBADOUR
THU-MAY-24 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA DOWNTOWN BREW
FRI-MAY-25 SAN FRANCISCO, CA SLIMS
SAT-MAY-26 RENO, NV NEW OASIS
TUE-MAY-29 EUGENE, OR WOW HALL
WED-MAY-30 PORTLAND, OR HAWTHORNE THEATRE
THU-MAY-31 SEATTLE, WA VERA PROJECT
FRI-JUN-01 BELLINGHAM, WA NIGHT LIGHT
SAT-JUN-02 MISSOULA, MT THE LOFT
MON-JUN-04 SALT LAKE CITY, UT URBAN LOUNGE
TUE-JUN-05 DENVER, CO BLUEBIRD THEATRE
WED-JUN-06 KANSAS CITY, KS RECORD BAR
THU-JUN-07 DES MOINES, IA VAUDEVILLE MEWS
FRI-JUN-08 MINNEAPOLIS, MN FIRST AVENUE

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