Brother Ali is dropping his new album All the Beauty In This Whole Life on May 5. While making promotional rounds, the Rhymesayers rapper stopped by Sway’s Universe to discuss the content of the project, including abuse for being Muslim and the positivity he turns to in dire times.
Ali also broke down lyrics from his single “Own Light (What Hearts Are For)” and his 2007 song “God Damn Uncle Sam,” which was later performed on Iranian television and resulted in a life-threatening experience. It was the basis for his new song “Uncle Usi Taught Me,” which he debuted after the interview.
Watch the interview below. Ali debuts “Uncle Usi Taught Me” around the 27-minute mark.