Revered hip-hop artist and MC, Brother Ali, has debuted the lead single “Own Light (What Hearts Are For)” from his newly-announced album All the Beauty in This Whole Life, which drops on May 5 via Rhymesayers Entertainment. The new 15-track album was produced by Atmosphere’s Anthony “Ant” Davis,

Brother Ali commented on the recording, “Each of my albums are the result of the pain, growth and eventual healing that I experience. Articulating the pain and navigating the healing allows the people who really feel my music to travel with me. It’s not only that we hurt together, we heal together as well.”

He adds, “This entire album is based on the reality that beauty is the splendor of truth. Beauty in all of its forms is the outward manifestation of love and virtue. It soothes the soul and pulls it gently toward the truth it communicates. Every word and note of this album is intended to either reflect beauty, or expose the ugliness that blocks us from living lives of meaning.”

All the Beauty in This Whole Life Track Listing:

01. Pen To Paper (feat. Amir Sulaiman)
02. Own Light (What Hearts Are For)
03. Special Effects (feat. deM Atlas)
04. Can’t Take That Away
05. Dear Black Son
06. We Got This (feat. Sa-Roc)
07. Uncle Usi Taught Me
08. Pray For Me
09. It Ain’t Easy
10. Never Learn
11. Tremble
12. Before They Called You White
13. The Bitten Apple (feat. Idris Philips)
14. Out Of Here
15. All The Beauty In This Whole Life

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