For a month, Brother Ali and Immortal Technique are becoming brothers of the road with the start of The War And Peace Tour, including a show in Reno, Nevada tonight.
September 9… Reno, NV (Cargo)
September 10… Fresno, CA (Strummer’s)
September 11… San Luis Obispo, CA (SLO Brewing Company)
September 12… Ventura, CA (Ventura Theatre)
September 15… San Diego, CA (WorldBeat Cultural Center)
September 16… Tempe, AZ (Club Red)
September 17… Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theater)
September 18… Denver, CO (Gothic Theatre)
September 20… Omaha, NE (The Waiting Room)
September 21… Madison, WI (Barrymore Theatre)
September 22… Chicago, IL (Metro)
September 24… Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall)
September 25… Covington, KY (The Madison Theater)
September 26… Indianapolis, IN (The Vogue)
September 27… Pittsburgh, PA (Altar Bar)
September 29… Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of the Living Arts)
October 1… Boston, MA (The Paradise)
October 2… New Haven, CT (Toad’s Place)
October 3… Northampton, MA (Pearl Street)
October 4… Burlington, VT (Higher Ground)
For ticket information, click WarAndPeaceTour.com.
Ali also just released Left In The Deck, entirely produced by the Jollibee man himself, Jake One. You may stream it in full below.
Without fear, Akir is here and is ready to share his talent and verbal expertise with the world, with the help of his forthcoming album The Plan (Viper). With a vibe that is a cross between Mobb Deep, Sunz Of Man, and Smooth Da Hustler, Akir (which stands for “Always Keep It Real”) wants to be sure to keep all ears and eyes open when he is within the listening and visual vicinity, which is another way of saying that he is effective in what he does and will make people stop and pay attention. The Plan features collaborations with Swave Sevah, TL Cross, Sheena Grier, Lo Diggs, and Immortal Technique, the latter who appears in the song below, “Future”.
Not only is Akir an MC, but he’s also a producer, handling eight of the 12 tracks on the album, including five with co-producer Ty Steez, who work together as The Sound (Ty Steez also takes two songs on his own).
The Plan, figuratively and literally is a good one, and if you like Akir’s collab with Immortal Technique, you’ll be able to see them together along with Brother Ali when they tour together beginning in late September at the D.C. stop for Rock The Bells:
September 28… Washington, DC (Rock The Bells, Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium) #/$
September 29… Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of the Living Arts) @/$
October 1… Boston, MA (TBA)
October 2… New Haven, CT (Toad’s Place) #/$
October 3… Northampton, MA (Pearl Street Nighclub) #/$
October 4… South Burlington, VT (Higher Ground) #/$
October 5… East Rutherford, NJ (Rock The Bells, Grass Infields at Meadowlands Racetrack) $
$ w/ Immortal Technique & Brother Ali
@ w/ I Self Devine
# w/ Diabolic
The Plan hits streets and online merchants on September 24th.
Brother Ali will be backed by The Roots tonight on NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, so stay up tonight or set up your recorders, it should be very good.
BTW – if there’s a slight chance that Fallon’s people are reading this, in reference to your Nintendo NES products on the website, may I present to you a custom built NES guitar.
Gift Of Gab‘s new album, Escape 2 Mars, will be released on November 3rd, just in time for you to collect aluminum cans and turn them in to buy this. You can pre-order it now through Giftstribution.com (his online store), but to preview it, take a listen to a track he did with Del The Funky Homosapien and Brother Ali called “Dreamin’” (4.69mb)
It’s viral, it’s dropping hints, it’s a sign of what’s around the corner for Brother Ali. Watch, listen, absorb.