Tonight at the Gargoyle: Brother Ali
Since then he has been climbing the Billboard charts with three full-length albums and two EPs. “The Undisputed Truth,” released in 2007, is politicized, self-aware hip-hop with tracks such as “Uncle Sam Goddamn” railing against the “land of the thief, home of the slave.” You’ve got to give credit to a rapper who seamlessly weaves Biblical allegory, Roman mythology and early American history into his rhymes.
Ali’s most recent album, “Us,” takes a more introverted approach, dealing with topics like drug abuse, homophobia and divorce. Fans of Sage Francis and P.O.S. should be on board, and if you’re into politically and socially conscious hip-hop, this is a show not to be missed.