Brother Ali has found his niche in the underground rap world not by gravitating toward similar artists, but rather by embracing his exclusivity as a champion of the underdog and a political voice with no concept of barriers.
Brother Ali was born Jason Newman in Madison, Wisconsin in 1977. Soon after his birth, his family moved to Michigan and then North Minneapolis, Minnesota, which he still calls home. Born with Albinism — a condition that leaves those affected with no pigment in their skin, eyes, or hair — Ali was often ridiculed by his classmates. Turning this social roadblock into a stepping stone, he dove into both Islam and rap as a means of coping and finding his place in the world. Ali is Caucasian, but has been quoted as saying that... Read More