I was really into Atmosphere in high school. I was really into skateboarding and punk rock at the time, and Atmosphere was featured in both the Tony Hawk video game series as well as the Punk-o-Rama compilation albums.
This led me to work my way through the catalogs of different Rhymesayers artists. This is where I found Brother Ali’s album Shadows On The Sun. I fell in love with this album and have been a Brother Ali fan ever since.
Today, I want to go over my favorite Brother Ali songs (in no particular order). If I missed any of your favorites, let me know on social media. Enjoy!
The Best Brother Ali Songs
Brother Ali was preaching body positivity before it was a mainstream issue. This song has helped me get through many tough times, and I know many people that it has helped as well.
Forest Whitiker is track ten on Brother Ali’s 2003 album Shadows On The Sun.
Uncle Sam Goddamn
This may be Brother Ali’s most known track, and for good reason. Ali does an excellent job of outlining many of the political issues that America has been facing over the past century.
Uncle Sam Goddamn is track twelve on Brother Ali’s 2007 album The Undisputed Truth.
Blah Blah Blah feat. Slug of Atmosphere
Sometimes you just need a silly, talking shit track. Blah Blah Blah delivers this excitement on an album that is mostly made up of personal stories.
Blah Blah Blah is track seven on Brother Ali’s 2003 album Shadows On The Sun.
Take Me Home
This is an overall dope track, but my favorite part of this song is the fun adlibs that come in before each verse. Take Me Home is track eleven on Brother Ali’s 2007 album The Undisputed Truth.
Room With A View
This is an excellent concept song. Brother Ali describes the problems in his city by explaining all of the heartbreaking things he can see out of his window. Room With A View is track one on Brother Ali’s 2003 album Shadows On The Sun.
This was my all-time favorite hip hop song for a long time. This song never fails to get me pumped and feeling good about myself. Champion is track two on Brother Ali’s 2003 album Shadows On The Sun.
Truth Is is track three on Brother Ali’s 2007 album The Undisputed Truth.
Star Quality is track three on Brother Ali’s 2003 album Shadows On The Sun.
Palm The Joker
Palm The Joker is Brother Ali’s 2009 album The Truth Is Here.
This is a heartbreaking and personal track about leaving a toxic relationship, which most people can relate to. Unlike many sad or angry breakup songs, Brother Ali delivers his thoughts eloquently. Walking Away is track thirteen on Brother Ali’s 2007 album The Undisputed Truth.
This is another very inspirational track from Brother Ali, and serves as a reminder that we are all humans trying to avoid pain and find our purpose. Us is track sixteen on Brother Ali’s 2009 album of the same name.
I love the horns in this beat and find myself quoting the lyrics to this song all the time. The Preacher is track two on Brother Ali’s 2009 album Us.
Win Some Lose Some
Brother Ali explains the dichotomy of success and failure by telling stories from his younger years. Win Some Lose Some is track five on Brother Ali’s album Shadows On The Sun.
Mourning In America
Mourning In America is track four on Brother Ali’s 2012 album Mourning In America And Dreaming.
Live From Trumpistan
Live From Trumpistan is track two on Brother Ali’s 2021 album Brother Minutester, Vol. 1.
What Are Your Favorite Brother Ali Songs?
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About Brother Ali
Ali Newman is a hip hop artist from Minnesota known as Brother Ali. He is signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment and has released seven full-length albums. Brother Ali is known for his poetic lyrics that discuss political and societal issues, and the courage it takes to fight and overcome them.