Archives: November 2019

OUT NOW – Brother Ali + Evidence Album + US Tour

November 5th, 2019

Secrets & Escapes is a compendium of Brother Ali’s time spent with Evidence, over the course of three trips to California. Evidence chopped up records on old-school samplers and ran them through a compressor (2 track) so they couldn’t be re-arranged or mixed. Brother Ali sat with the mic and spit rhymes as they came to him, without writing or organizing them into songs. Ev smoked a lot of weed, Ali prayed extensively, and their influences on each other can be heard in the recordings. Any time they made something that reminded them of what they’ve become known for, they threw it away and started something new. Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch and CS Armstrong came through to bless the project with contributions, too. Secrets & Escapes is the result of two friends making rap music for no other reason than because it’s what they love to do. LISTEN HERE!

Brother Ali + Evidence Co-Headlining Tour w/ support from Marlon Craft
11.07 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
11.08 – Fresno CA – Strummers
11.09 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
11.10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11.12 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
11.13 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
11.15 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11.16 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
11.17 – Vancouver, BC (CANADA) – Fortune Sound Club
11.20 – Boise, ID – The Olympic
11.21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
11.22 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
11.23 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

Brother Ali Headlining Tour w/ support from Nur-D and DJ Last Word
12.11 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
12.13 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
12.14 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
12.18 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
12.19 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (+ special guest Evidence)
12.20 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

LISTEN – POLIÇA “Driving” + US Tour Dates

November 3rd, 2019

This coming winter, Poliça will release their fourth album When We Stay Alive. It’ll be the Minnesota band’s first project since frontwoman Channy Leaneagh fell off her roof at the top of 2018, an accident that damaged her L1 vertebrae and left her with limited mobility. As a result, the project will magnify her healing process with songs about self reevaluation. The first is “Driving,” a hazy track that works its way from a queasy mirage into a healthy groove. – READ MORE VIA FADER

ICYMI – Haleek Maul “Ceiling Fan”

November 1st, 2019

Born in Brooklyn, New York, 21-year-old rapper, singer and producer Haleek Maul was sent to the tropical island of Barbados at a young age to attend school and be raised outside the chaotic American city. Inspired by the sounds that filled his childhood environment, he began creating music while in high school, and what started off as innocent rhyming and mimicry of his favorite artists became an obsession which led him to pursue production and greater musical exploration.

Check out his first single “Ceiling Fan” below, which was features as one part of EBro’s “Discovered On” feature on his Beats1 show this week!