Hip-hop star Brother Ali at Otto’s in DeKalb April 30
From press release
DEKALB, Ill.—Kickstand Productions presents groundbreaking hip-hop star Brother Ali, making his debut in DeKalb, Ill., at Otto’s Nightclub Friday, April 30.
Ali hails from Minneapolis, and is a member of the world-famous Rhymesayers label, along side artists such as P.O.S. and Atmosphere. Tickets for the event are $13 in advance and $15 at the door; advance tickets are available at www.yourticketstand.com.
This spring, acclaimed rapper Brother Ali will set out on his second extensive North American tour in support of his latest critically-acclaimed album, Us. The “Breakin’ Dawn Tour” also features California-based MC Fashawn, one of the biggest new hip-hop acts to break in 2009, as well as Rhymesayers labelmate (and Ali DJ) BK-One. The trek starts March 29 in Fargo, N.D., winding its way through Canada and hitting new cities in the southern and eastern regions of America.
Brother Ali’s heavy sound and socially conscious rhymes have created a high demand by listeners from the farthest reaches of the continent. Upon completion of these dates, Brother Ali will have played a total of 77 North American cities in support of Us, which debuted on Billboard’s Top 10 Independent Albums chart the week of its release, his biggest leap yet in his decade-long recording history. Pitchfork gave the album high marks (7.8/10) and called it “the most deeply thought-provoking work of Brother Ali’s career.” Us also features tight, soulful production work by Atmosphere’s Ant and guest appearances by such notable rap icons as Freeway, Stokley Williams of Mint Condition, and Chuck D of Public Enemy.
For information about advance tickets or for all other inquiries, visit kickstandproductions.net or call (815) 758-2715.
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