Pick It Up

Brother Ali’s The Undisputed Truth: With deeply funky beats and brilliant lyrics that call to mind the raspy delivery of Scarface, the latest from this albino Muslim rapper out of Minneapolis is the most powerfully political hip-hop release since Public Enemy. But it doesn’t get bogged down in despair, for Ali keeps the rhythm flowing and the tempo upbeat enough to bounce to. He hits S.L.O.’s Downtown Brewing Company next week, so see Positively State Street on page 84 for more info.

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