If you're looking this up, I'm assuming that you already know who Brother Ali is and his style for music. I won't break this down track-by-track; I really believe that that wouldn't do this album justice. Maybe I'll edit this later and actually do a breakdown.
For those familiar with Brother Ali, you're aware that this is an album packed with a wealth of opinions. Not political or anything, for the opinions presented in this album can be understood by any person, not a label of Democrat of Republican. You know that voice that a lot of use wish would straight-up say what's going on in this mess of a world we live in? That voice is here, and it's called Brother Ali. It's not all gloomy...he presents it in a way that shows hope for the future through love. Short of describing it as the anger/hunger/love that Brother Ali is known for, I don't know the words to describe it.
Two tracks on this album really stand out to me and are the most powerful. They are as follows:
12 - All You Need --- A powerful song from Brother Ali to Faheem describing things that went on in his infant stage that we the listeners were never aware of. This song, in my opinion, is the most heartfelt song on the album. This song has the making of Brother Ali reaching a point of calm after the turmoil he's been through, and is singing his lullaby to Faheem. "Faheem we can see the thrown from here | I may never sit there, but brother you're the heir" Imagine the raw emotion from "Rain Water," "Here," "Babygirl," etc. This song is a very powerful song, and the chorus, in my opinion, helps it.
13 - My Beloved --- This is Brother Ali saying his thanks to the caring souls that have helped him out along his journey of healing himself and figuring things out. There is a lot of good advice in this song...a powerful song.
I'll keep updating this as I find time and the words. If you get a chance to see Brother Ali on tour, DO IT. The emotion of the show is indescribable. Any Brother Ali fan will love this album and his tour, and newcomers will also be quickly hooked.