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All the Beauty in This Whole Life is the sixth studio album by Brother Ali.[5] It was released on Rhymesayers Entertainment on May 5, 2017.[6] It is Brother Ali's first album in five years.[7] Entirely produced by Ant, it features guest appearances from Amir Sulaiman, Dem Atlas, Sa-Roc, and Idris Phillips.[8]

All the Beauty in This Whole Life
Brother Ali - All the Beauty in This Whole Life.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
GenreHip hop
Length61:29
LabelRhymesayers Entertainment
ProducerAnt
Brother Ali chronology
Left in the Deck
(2013)
All the Beauty in This Whole Life
(2017)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork7.4/10[3]
PopMatters7/10 stars[4]

It includes "Pray for Me", a track inspired by Brother Ali's experience with albinism, and "Out of Here", which references the suicides of his father and grandfather.[9]

Contents

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Pen to Paper" (featuring Amir Sulaiman)2:38
2."Own Light (What Hearts Are For)"4:09
3."Special Effects" (featuring Dem Atlas)4:51
4."Can't Take That Away"4:08
5."Dear Black Son"3:52
6."We Got This" (featuring Sa-Roc)3:01
7."Uncle Usi Taught Me"5:54
8."Pray for Me"3:43
9."It Ain't Easy"3:53
10."Never Learn"4:45
11."Tremble"3:09
12."Before They Called You White"3:36
13."The Bitten Apple" (featuring Idris Phillips)4:23
14."Out of Here"4:31
15."All the Beauty in This Whole Life"4:47

ChartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10] 125

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All the Beauty in This Whole Life by Brother Ali". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "All the Beauty in This Whole Life - Brother Ali". AllMusic. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Balfour, Jay (May 12, 2017). "Brother Ali: All the Beauty in This Whole Life". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  4. ^ Schiller, Mike (May 12, 2017). "Brother Ali: All the Beauty in This Whole Life". PopMatters. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Wallace, Riley (May 10, 2017). "Brother Ali Goes Deep on His Muslim Faith for 'All the Beauty in This Whole Life'". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  6. ^ Harris, Keith (February 28, 2017). "Upcoming album 'Beauty' marks Brother Ali's return after a five-year hiatus". City Pages. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Hernandez, Victoria (May 5, 2017). "Brother Ali Releases 1st Album In 5 Years: "All The Beauty In This Whole Life"". HipHopDX. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Ivey, Justin (March 24, 2017). "Brother Ali Shares 'All the Beauty in This Whole Life' Album Tracklist". XXL. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  9. ^ Preezy (April 25, 2017). "Brother Ali Has Spirituality to Thank for New Album 'All the Beauty in This Whole Life'". XXL. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  10. ^ "Brother Ali Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 16, 2017.

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