BROTHER ALI & SEAN PRICE
THU 22 NOV @ 8:00PM
- $50 +bf
- (02) 9550 3666
- On sale now @ The Factory Theatre
- Buy tickets online
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DOORS 8PM / MANTRA 9.15PM / SEAN PRICE 10.00PM / BROTHER ALI 11.00PM
Brother Ali will return to Australia for the first time since his 2008 Falls Festival appearance with Atmosphere, this time with Sean Price who will be making his first ever trip to Australia (and the first for any Duck Down label artist) Both artists will be showcasing tracks from their brand new albums and dropping their respective classic tunes that have put them both at the top of their game!
Brother AliFully recharged and inspired by his eye-opening first trip to Mecca, the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East, and the world wide Occupy movements, Brother Ali has released his fourth full-length studio album ‘Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color’. Helmed by platinum-selling producer Jake One (50 Cent, T.I., Wiz Khalifa), Ali’s new album features guest appearance from esteemed author/ professor Dr. Cornel West, revered Southern hip-hop icon Bun B, and Def Poetry Jam poet Amir Sulaiman. Along with keen observations on topics such as race, the Occupy movement, and the hypocrisy of war, Ali’s new album presents a scathing yet honest critique of America and its many flaws while simultaneously presenting a hopeful outlook of its possibilities. In an age of hip-hop where the paradigm of swag over substance reigns supreme, few emcees are willing to use their platform to tackle the pressing social issues of our time – but it’s apparent that Brother Ali is one of those few.
Sean PriceBrooklyn, New York native rapper, Sean Price has been a staple in the New York underground Hip Hop scene for almost two decades. He came to fame as one-half of the duo Heltah Skeltah, under the name Ruck releasing two albums: ‘Nocturnal’ (1996) & ‘Magnum Force’ (1998). Price is also a core member of the legendary Boot Camp Clik collective and has been a key and stand out contributor to all three of their collaborative releases.
Not to be outdone, Sean proved he was more then up to the task as a solo-artist as well, as he contributed one of 2005’s most critically acclaimed and talked about LP’s with his solo-debut ‘Monkey Barz’, which garnished multiple accolades, including being named Source Magazine’s Indie LP of the year, a place on Urb Magazine’s “Hot 100 list” inclusion in the Village Voice’s yearly “Pazz And Jop” poll, 2005 Indie LP of the year from Allhiphop.com and Indie LP of the year nods from Hiphopsite.com, Hiphopdx.com, Soundslam.com, MVremix.com and Sixshot.com.