It appears 2019 still has more surprises in store. On Friday (November 1), Rhymesayers MC Brother Ali unveiled an unexpected album called Secrets & Escapes with production handled solely by Evidence.
The project is the result of three trips to California, during which Ali organically dropped rhymes in a Venice garage while the Dilated Peoples alum chopped up samples on old school equipment.
The 11-track project serves as the follow-up to 2017’s All The Beauty In This Whole Life and features appearances from Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch and CS Armstrong.
Ali and Evidence are set to embark on a co-headlining tour in support of the release as well as their respective solo projects. The run kicks off November 7 in Santa Ana, California, and wraps on November 23 in Denver, Colorado.
“Evidence is one of my favorite people to tour with,” Ali said in a press release. “He brings a vibe to a live show that I’ve never felt with anyone else.”
Evidence share similar praise for Ali. “Don’t fuck up and miss this when we pull up to your city,” he added. “Gonna be a life changing experience.”
Steam Brother Ali and Evidence’s Secrets & Escapes below.
1. Abu Enzo
2. Situated f. Pharoahe Monch
3. Greatest That Never Lived
4. Father Figures
5. Apple Tree Me f. C.S. Armstrong
6. Red feat. Evidence
7. Secrets & Escapes
8. De La Kufi f. Talib Kweli
9. Red Light Zone
10. The Idhin
11. They Shot Ricky