Us (Brother Ali album)

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Us
Studio album by Brother Ali
Released September 22, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Hip hop
Label Rhymesayers Entertainment/ Warner Music Group
Producer Ant
Brother Ali chronology
The Truth Is Here
(2009)
Us
(2009)
The Bite Marked Heart EP
(2012)
Singles from Us
  1. "Fresh Air"
    Released: 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The A.V. Club (A-)[1]
Absolute Punk (98/100)[2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
BBC Music (mixed)[4]
HipHopDX 4.5/5 stars[5]
HipHopSite 4.0/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10)[7]
PopMatters (10/10)[8]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[9]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5 stars[10]

Us is the fourth studio album by American hip hop artist Brother Ali. It was released on September 22, 2009 on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The album is produced entirely by Ant of Atmosphere. It debuted on 56 at Billboard 200 with 8,000 copies sold. Upon release, Us received widespread critical acclaim, garnering a score of 83 out of 100 on review aggregator website Metacritic.[11]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Brothers and Sisters" (feat. Chuck D and Stokley Williams) – 1:28
  2. "The Preacher" – 3:23
  3. "Crown Jewel" – 3:57
  4. "House Keys" – 2:42
  5. "Fresh Air" – 4:42
  6. "Tight Rope" – 3:36
  7. "Breakin' Dawn" – 4:38
  8. "The Travelers" – 5:18
  9. "Babygirl" – 4:34
  10. "Round Here" – 3:55
  11. "Bad Mufucker Pt. 2" (feat. Murs) – 3:35
  12. "Best @it" (feat. Freeway and Joell Ortiz) – 4:24
  13. "Games" – 3:44
  14. "Slippin' Away" – 4:59
  15. "You Say (Puppy Love)" – 4:17
  16. "Us" (feat. Stokley Williams) – 2:44

References[edit]

  1. ^ The A.V. Club review
  2. ^ Absolute Punk review
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ BBC Music review
  5. ^ HipHopDX review
  6. ^ HipHopSite.Com review
  7. ^ Patrin, Nate (September 24, 2009). "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Brother Ali: Us". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 21, 2009. 
  8. ^ PopMatters review
  9. ^ Cataldo, Jesse (September 21, 2009). "Brother Ali: Us: Music Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved October 13, 2009. 
  10. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  11. ^ "Us Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 

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