Brother Ali’s new album, All The Beauty In This Whole Life, arrives on Friday. The Rhymesayers representative has released “Own Light,” “Pen To Paper” and “Uncle Usi Taught Me” from the 15-track album so far, and readies this week’s release with one more: “Never Learn.”
“This is another presentation made possible by community,” Ali said. “We shot it in New Mexico at Dar Al Islam, a beautiful worship and healing center built mostly by American Muslims in the Adobe style prevalent in the Southwest. Spiritual and wisdom tradition holds that buildings should be designed in harmony with the natural beauty of the location, as well as the culture of the people in that area. Many of my elders built this place, and many of my friends grew up there.
One thing interesting about this location is that after the death of Tupac Shakur, the Dar Al Islam community opened its doors to film his “I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto” video there.”
Watch the video, directed by Kron, below.