Brother Ali "Own Light Tour" w/ Sa-Roc, Last Word, Sol Messiah

Arise & Party Guru Presents

Brother Ali "Own Light Tour" w/ Sa-Roc, Last Word, Sol Messiah

Fri, May 5, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$25 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Brother Ali
Brother Ali
Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. Under Rhymesayers Entertainment, he’s unleashed a series of lauded projects, establishing himself as one of the most respected independent voices in music. The latest chapter in that celebrated journey is All the Beauty in This Whole Life, a 15-track collection produced entirely by Atmosphere’s Anthony “Ant” Davis.

“This entire album is based on the reality that beauty is the splendor of truth” says the Minneapolis MC. “Beauty in all of its forms is the outward manifestation of love and virtue. It soothes the soul and pulls it gently toward the truth it communicates. Every word and note of this album is intended to either reflect beauty, or expose the ugliness that blocks us from living lives of meaning.”

All the Beauty in This Whole Life is Ali’s first official release in five years and represents the newest and most refined chapter of his life’s journey. “Each of my albums are the result of the pain, growth and eventual healing that I experience. Articulating the pain and navigating the healing allows the people who really feel my music to travel with me. It’s not only that we hurt together, we heal together as well.”

This year, Brother Ali’s debut album on Rhymesayers Entertainment, Shadows on the Sun, celebrates its 15th anniversary. To commemorate this occasion, Brother Ali will embark on a special 13-date headlining tour where he will perform the full album in its entirety each night. The Shadows on the Sun 15-Year Anniversary Tour kicks off November 1st in Washington D.C., with stops in New York, Minneapolis, Austin, Los Angeles, and more.
Sa-Roc is otherworldly-figuratively and literally. Since appearing on to the hip-hop scene in 2008, she has upended conventional narratives within the genre, her fiery lyrics peppered with themes of spiritual evolution, social injustice, and messages of empowerment.

An ardent student of the culture, she has crafted, alongside legendary Atlantan producer Sol Messiah, a fresh sound dubbed God Hop. Melding the raw energy and classical precision of the golden era of hip-hop with a lyrical ingenuity and consciousness that sets her light years ahead of her musical peers, Sa-Roc has quickly grabbed the attention of many of hiphop’s established luminaries.

Hailed by as “one of the most formidable microphone mavens in the game “, she has worked diligently to secure her place amongst the legends in her field. Sharing the stage with Black thought, Talib Kweli, Common, Jay Electronica and more, has not only served to broaden her ever growing fan base but speaks to the caliber of skill that Sa-Roc consistently delivers.

The DC born, Atlanta based artist’s influences are notably as eclectic as her style, with musicians as diverse as Gil Scott Heron and Bjork cited as early inspirations.

With 13 albums under her belt and countless live performances at some of the largest hip-hop festivals in the country, Sa-Roc is fast becoming one of the most prolific artists of her time. Armed with a gritty candor, socially relevant content and a lyrical aptitude belying her 8 short years rhyming, Sa-Roc and her music are primed to overturn decaying archetypes of the MC and reinvent the musical landscape of hip-hop, one 16 at a time.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205