Brother Ali is controversial to some people. I've heard people argue whether he was black, white or Albino. I always thought, "why care about that?". Pigeonholing people based upon color or race without focusing on the individuals ideas is ignorant
Ignorant is something Brother Ali is not and he is full of ideas to ponder He knows enough U.S. and world history to carry on coherent raps in a reality based sense that is not the candy coated version that is spoon fed to kids in school. He seems to be putting into words what should be obvious to American voters and children alike regarding the game that is being played against them by the powers that be. Wake up America!
Listen to Brother Ali lay it down with glaring reality. It's a public service announcement to not drink the Cool-Aid. His opening words to his classic song titled Uncle Sam Goddamn: "Welcome to the United Snakes, Home of the thief, Home of the slave..." is how he starts off the beginning of his portrayal of a flawed electorate and the related truths of U.S. Government Policy and raps down layers of tongue lashings at the government as well as the voter.
Brother Ali - Uncle Sam Goddamn
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Check out other provocative songs with the word "Goddamn" in the title and one will find Brother Ali borrowed ideas for Uncle Sam Goddamn from Nina Simone. He even borrowed the line: "A show tune, but the show hasn't been written for it yet." Simone's song titled Mississippi Goddamn was written by her in 1964 as a protest song that was banned in several southern states.
Nina Simone performing Mississippi Goddam