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Rites of Passage (Brother Ali album)

Rites of Passage is the first album by American hip hop artist Brother Ali. It was released on Rhymesayers Entertainment on April 1, 2000. It is a cassette-only album produced by Brother Ali with very small original circulation. It has been re-issued following Ali's very successful later albums. From the Rhymesayers website: "Rites of Passage is a personal journey through one emcees experience of life and hip hop alike. Features Mad Son of the Unknown Prophets, Queen Aminah and Desdamona."

Rites of Passage
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1, 2000
Recorded1999-2000
GenreHip hop
LabelRhymesayers Entertainment
ProducerBrother Ali
Brother Ali chronology
Rites of Passage
(2000)
Shadows on the Sun
(2003)

Due to popular demand, there was an attempt to re-master the tape and put it on CD. Rhymesayers tried to, but were unsuccessful. Instead, they gave their best effort on CDs to the first 300 people that pre-ordered Ali's Champion EP.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Intro" – 1:18
  2. "Whatever" – 4:25
  3. "Think It Through" – 5:09
  4. "Nine Double 'Em" – 5:03
  5. "Eye of the Storm" – 4:29
  6. "We Will Always B" – 2:15
  7. "So Dearly" – 2:27
  8. "Music in My Head" – 1:55
  9. "Voices in My Head" – 3:54
  10. "They're Finished" – 4:05
  11. "Tofuti" – 2:36
    • Featuring Queen Aminah
  12. "Ali Boombaye" – 3:56
  13. "You Never Know" – 3:55
  14. "Three Day Journey" – 5:06
  15. "The Session" – 3:20
  16. "The Phoenix" – 4:20
    • Bonus track included on the CD reissue
    • Featuring Musab
  17. "Eighty-8" – 1:52
    • Bonus track included on the CD reissue
    • Featuring DJ BK One

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