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Brother Ali -> “Street Preacher”


"Brother Ali vow solemnly not to die while the music is still inside of me." -Brother Ali


I spent two days behind-the-scenes at The Hideaway studio in Minneapolis to document Brother Ali working on his next full-length album. "Street Preacher" is the album's current working title and it is slated for release on Rhymesayers Entertainment in the fall of 2009. The album will feature an array of live instrumentation arranged by Twin Cities' famed hip-hop producer Anthony "Ant" Davis. One of the best aspects of being a location photographer is the access given to people and places. I was able to hover in the studio with little to no constraints - shooting nearly every possible angle. Keep an eye on the "Archive" section of the website for additional Ali imagery. There will also be a future blog post that features a video edit - both stills and video captured during the time I spent.

Busy times, doing some very interesting things with some great people. I've never been more excited about what I do...