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Shadows on the Sun is the second studio album by American rapper Brother Ali. It was released on May 2, 2003 on Rhymesayers Entertainment. It was produced entirely by Ant of Atmosphere. The album received almost unanimous critical acclaim.

Shadows on the Sun
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 2, 2003
GenreHip hop
LabelRhymesayers Entertainment
Brother Ali chronology
Rites of Passage
Shadows on the Sun
Champion EP
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Tiny Mix Tapes4.5/5[6]
The Village VoiceA−[7]


Track listingEdit

All tracks by Brother Ali & Ant except 7 and 14 by the formers and Slug

1."Room with a View"3:50
3."Star Quality"5:20
4."Prince Charming"4:35
5."Win Some Lose Some"3:24
6."Pay Them Back"2:53
7."Blah Blah Blah" (featuring Slug)4:20
8."Shadows on the Sun"4:36
10."Forest Whitiker"3:00
12."Back Stage Pacin'"3:51
13."When the Beat Comes In"4:31
14."Missing Teeth" (featuring Slug)1:54
16."Soul Whisper"1:49
17."Picket Fence"5:10
18."Victory! (Come Forward)"4:09


Credits for Shadows on the Sun adapted from Allmusic.[8]

  • Ant – Scratching, Engineer, Executive Producer, Mixing, Beats
  • Brother Ali – Vocals, Engineer, Executive Producer, Mixing
  • Sean Daley – Executive Producer
  • Emily Lazar – Mastering
  • Joe Mabbott – Engineer, Mixing
  • Dan Monick – Photography
  • Brent "Abu Siddiq" Sayers – Executive Producer
  • Siddiq – Design, Layout Design


  1. ^ Kristel, Todd. "Shadows on the Sun – Brother Ali". AllMusic. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  2. ^ J-23 (May 8, 2003). "Brother Ali – Shadows on the Sun". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  3. ^ Pemberton, Rollie (August 14, 2003). "Brother Ali: Shadows on the Sun". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  4. ^ Jost, Matt (February 17, 2004). Brother Ali :: Shadows on the Sun :: Rhymesayers Entertainment. RapReviews. Flash Web Design Exclusive. Retrieved 2011-08-01.
  5. ^ Thomas, Adam (April 6, 2009). Brother Ali - Shadows on the Sun (staff review). Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2011-08-01.
  6. ^ Wolfman. "Brother Ali – Shadows on the Sun". Tiny Mix Tapes. Archived from the original on November 2, 2003. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 9, 2004). "Edges of the Groove". The Village Voice. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  8. ^ Shadows on the Sun - Brother Ali: Credits. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-01.

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