After five years since his latest full-length project, Brother Ali has released his All the Beauty in This Whole Life  album.

The project is made up of 15 tracks and includes features from deM atlaS, Amir Sulaiman, Sa-Roc and Idris Philips. The lead single for All the Beauty in This Whole Life is “Own Light (What Hearts Are For).”

Speaking with Billboard, the career Rhymesayers MC explained his vision for the album, and how he’s addressing politics in a different way than on 2012’s Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color.



“Now, more people are turning to politics and paying attention to what the administration is doing,” he shared. “So many helpful things are being said about that, but my new album is about looking inward. I’m happy that this is what I’m offering the world in this moment … It’s not like there’s less of a focus on outward justice, but the reality is that the first and most important battlefield for fighting for justice is our heart.”

Check out Brother Ali’s All the Beauty in This Whole Life album stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Brother Ali All the Beauty in this whole life album cover art


  1. Pen to Paper (f. Amir Sulaiman)
  2. Own Light (What Hearts Are For)
  3. Special Effects (f. deM atlaS)
  4. Can’t Take That Away
  5. Dear Black Son
  6. We Got This (f. Sa-Roc)
  7. Uncle Usi Taught Me
  8. Pray for Me
  9. It Ain’t Easy
  10. Never Learn
  11. Tremble
  12. Before They Called You White
  13. The Bitten Apple (f. Idris Philips)
  14. Out of Here
  15. All the Beauty in This Whole Life