As one of the most honest rappers in the indie-rap game, Minnesota-based Islamic MC Brother Ali revels in introspective verses that range in topic from political outrage to parental strife. Rarely can MCs make boom-bap this compelling or energetic as Ali, but just listen to the fist verse of “Uncle Sam Goddamn” for further proof of his genius.

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