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Now Ali's back--both for a gig at the Granada tonight and with a new album, Us, in tow, which, as Loren Green explains in this week's paper, is a less vitriolic release than Ali's last:
Instead of pointing vitriol at society's snakes, he takes a positive look at his life, family and friends. Producer Ant starts the album with prominent horns and a celebratory feel that drifts toward destitution and disappointment as Ali tackles numerous social woes. He hits on homophobia, race and divorce, among others, but with a human angle aiming to unite. Continue reading...
And, if his last stop through town is any proof, tonight should make for quite the high-energy, thought-provoking show--a must-see for area hip-hop heads.
Which is why we're excited that the folks at the Granada Theater have passed along five pairs of tickets to lucky DC9 readers looking to get into the show for free. Could be you, too--if you're among the first five to email me right now with the words "Take Me Home" in the subject line, you'll get a pair of tickets. It's that simple. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners.