Rites of Passage (Brother Ali album)

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Rites of Passage
Studio album by Brother Ali
Released April 1, 2000
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre Hip hop
Label Rhymesayers Entertainment
Producer Brother Ali
Brother Ali chronology
Rites of Passage
(2000)
Shadows on the Sun
(2003)

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."

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 listing[edit]

  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. "Vocals 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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