Watch the new video from Minneapolis Muslim rapper Brother Ali, taken from fourth studio album ‘Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color’.


What with Public Enemy on heavy Paralympics rotation, it’s about time American hip-hop got political again. Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali is way ahead of us on that front, having already release 3 albums from the not-too-common point of view of a Muslim in the States.

‘Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color’ is his fourth album, coming September 17th via the Rhymesayers label. Below is the new video for the record’s (half) title track.

Ali has this to say about it:

“This is the title track to my new album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. The first half of the album highlights and critiques the dire situation in which we live. The second half outlines the tremendous opportunity we have to re-imagine and reform our society. This song is an observation and a critique of our culture of death and murder. From actual war zones around the world to our own inner cities where this summer’s death rates rival war zones. I also address our national hypocrisy regarding violence. We have a zero tolerance policy of violence committed against us, but we’re a lot more lenient and patient when it comes to the violence we commit. “A life is a life and a killer is a killer”