Brother Ali recently sat down with HipHopDX for a lengthy interview about his relationship with Public Enemy's Chuck D., his thoughts on Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar, and more. Check out a quick excerpt below and read more at HHDX.
HipHopDX: How did your collaboration with Public Enemy on "Get Up Stand Up" come about?
Brother Ali: I became a fan of Hip Hop when I was a little kid, like seven years old. The first time I rocked on stage with a mic was when I was eight years old. In the late 1980s, [Public Enemy], Rakim, and KRS-One, those guys changed my life because they were talking about actual knowledge and freedom and stuff like that. My life changed along with that so those guys were huge influences on me and continue to be. I still listen to their music as an adult and get stuff out of it that I never understood back then... Read More.
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