Without warning, Brother Ali has not only announced a new 10-track project, but revealed the artwork and track list with a full stream. Produced entirely by veteran Seattle producer Jake One, it's both a solid addition to contemporary hip-hop and a throwback to the cassette tape era.
The album stream comes with the following PSA from Ali himself:
As we embark on the War And Peace Tour with my brother, Immortal Technique, I’m excited to release a new musical project. “Left In The Deck” is a collection of 10 raw, grimy recordings made in basements and hotel rooms around the world. This demo-tape style release was produced entirely by Jake One. It hasn’t been polished up for the market or cleaned for the radio. These songs were left in their original demo form and are intended only for my family of direct supporters. The beats are grimy and I feel like this is some of the best rhyming I’ve ever captured on tape. I want to release this directly to you.
You can stream here, and for all those kind enough to buy any Brother Ali shirt on the War And Peace Tour this fall, you’ll also receive a digital download card of the album with your purchase. If the tour isn’t coming to your city or you don’t want to wait, don’t worry you can get the music immediately when you pre-order the "Cassette" shirt from Fifth Element.
Peace, Love and Power!
See you soon, and thank you for your support.
Word. Read the track list and stream the project and below, and peep the cover art in the gallery above.
Grandma And Them
Not A Day Goes By
Phantom Of The Opera