Well the audio for this one certainly stirred up enough conversation, now we’ve got some powerful visuals to match with Brother Ali‘s title track, “Mourning In America.” Check out the video below and get some words about it from Ali himself. Video directed by Todd Angkasuwan. Mourning In America and Dreaming in Color will be out September 18th via Rhymesayers (pre-order).
This is the title track to my new album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. The first half of the album highlights and critiques the dire situation in which we live. The second half outlines the tremendous opportunity we have to re-imagine and reform our society. This song is an observation and a critique of our culture of death and murder. From actual war zones around the world to our own inner cities where this summer’s death rates rival war zones. I also address our national hypocrisy regarding violence. We have a zero tolerance policy of violence committed against us, but we’re a lot more lenient and patient when it comes to the violence we commit. “A life is a life and a killer is a killer”.