Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Brother Ali

DJ Michael Ealey said he is playing Brother Ali on the Big Hop. Who is Brother Ali? He is a hip hop artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I really like him, his rhymes definitely has a positive message. OMG! Brother Ali is rapping about what’s going on in the world. His song “Mourning in America” touches a sensitive topic, but he is telling the truth. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of him. Brother Ali has a whole lot of soul. Brother Ali is white albino. When he was a child he experienced cruelty and exclusion from his white classmates because of his albinism. He said he felt "most at home amongst African Americans." It is a good thing that the African Americans community took Brother Ali in because who knows we probably would not have this amazing, fantastic talent. Some of the songs I really like are “Mourning in America”, “Only Life I Know”, “Take Me Home”, “Truth is” and “Uncle Sam Goddamn”. Tune into Streetwise Radio and listen to songs from Brother Ali. You can also listen to Brother Ali on iTunes, Pandora, Athen365, Live365 and MyGen365.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Ryan Leslie

There are a lot of hip hop and rap artists out there that are positive and underrated. Ryan Leslie happens to be one of them. My son introduced me to him a couple of years ago. I enjoy his music because no matter whether he’s singing or rapping, he has a message in his lyrics that you can relate too. Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Stockton California Ryan Leslie is multi-talented and intelligent. He received a 1600 on his SAT score and graduated from Harvard at the age of 19. Ryan Leslie sings, raps, write songs, produces records, arranges music, plays the guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and trumpet. Ryan’s debuted in 2007 with his single "Diamond Girl" and he just keeps put out fantastic music. Ryan Leslie has been doing his thing since the age 14. He was tutoring kids and traveling as a musical ambassador. Ryan Leslie is the whole package, it amazes me how underrated he is. Some of my favorite songs are "Diamond Girl", "Addiction", “Pleaze Pleaze Pleaze”, "How It Was Supposed to Be", “Glory” and "Maybachs and Diamonds". Tune into Streetwise Radio and listening to Ryan Leslie songs. Also listen to Streetwise Radio on iTunes, Pandora, Athena365, Live365 and MyGen365.