Brother Ali Visits Dar Al Islam in New Mexico for “Never Learn” Video
The divine Brother Ali comes through with "Never Learn," a new song and accompanying visual from his latest album, All the Beauty in This Whole Life. The new Kron-directed video was filmed at Dar Al Islam, a Muslim worship center located in New Mexico.
If the visual looks a bit familiar to you, it might be because the video for 2Pac's posthumously released single "I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto" was shot there 20 years ago. That's pretty sick.
Anyways, back to Brother Ali's video. The visual finds the lyricist spitting his customary bars at the worship center as two twin dancers, known collectively as Al Taw'am, dance around him, moving perfectly in sync with each other as Ali flows over the smooth instrumental.
Ali's latest album is all set to drop on May 5. We recently sat down with the rapper to discuss his new project, and unsurprisingly, he cited his spiritual guides as the driving force behind the recording of his forthcoming album.
"A few of my spiritual guides told me that," Ali told XXL when asked what told him it was the right time to work on All The Beauty In This Whole Life. They told me it was time to make music, and I didn’t feel like doing it. I did it because these people of spirituality, it’s not different than having a master in martial arts. Like, you go to the master and Mr. Miyagi or someone like that will have you just painting the fence and washing cars and all this stuff. So I went to them and I was at the point where I’d do anything that they told me to do."
Brother Ali recently began his Own Light tour, a series of concerts featuring the likes of Sa-Roc, Last Word and Sol Messiah. You can see the tour date listings and Brother Ali's new visual for "Never Learn" below.
Brother Ali's Own Light Tour Dates
May 2 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
May 5 - Denver, CO - Cervantes
May 6 - Salt Lake City, UT - Complex
May 8 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne
May 9 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune
May 10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
May 12 - Oakland, CA - New Parish
May 13 - Fresno, CA - Strummer's
May 15 - San Diego, CA - Observatory
May 16 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
May 17 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
May 19 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
May 20 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
May 22 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
May 24 - Chicago, IL - Metro
May 28 - Minneapolis, MN - Soundset Festival
May 31 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
June 2 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
June 3 - Washington DC - Rock n' Roll Hotel
June 4 - Philadelphia, PA - Foundry
June 6 - Montreal, QC - Belmont
June 7 - Toronto, ON - Adelaide
June 8 - Detroit, MI - The Magic Stick
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