He’s either one of your favorite rappers of all time, or you just haven’t fucked with him yet.
* Rooms You May Have Missed vernissage at the CCA
* The Dictator Hunter screens at the Cinémathèque Québécoise
* Dépfiles party at Théâtre Ste-Catherine
* Brother Ali plays the Phi Centre
* BassFess DJ showcase at Blue Dog
We spoke to the American indie rapper ahead of his first Montreal show in four years, next week at the Phi Centre.
Hip hop love for lonely hearts, PLUS shows and parties to help you dance and drink your sorrows away, from Sarah MK to Maysr and Vilify to Indecent Xposure’s Friends W/ Benefits to MTL Hearts Dilla.
Rhymesayers star Brother Ali didn’t stop in Montreal on the tour behind his latest LP Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, but that didn’t prevent Cult MTL from calling him up to discuss his decade in hip hop, a great year gone by for rap records and feeling unstoppable in the new year.
Our critics present their year-end Top 10 Albums lists.
First off, I gotta come clean and say that I’m just about the biggest Brother Ali fan around. He is my favourite contemporary rapper and has been since the first time I dropped the needle on his debut, Shadows on the Sun. If the Brotha’ decided to record himself singing in the shower, I would pre-order the autographed limited edition soap-shaped vinyl.