Get your #CORRUPTION snapback hat that I did in collaboration with the Philippines’ premiere hat company, WIP CAPS! Go to http://wipcaps.com to get yours!!!
Fort Collins. “WHAT’S UP, KAHLIL!!!” Last show in Colorado for this tour and I have to say that the hospitality was top notch… Two more shows in foreign territory then it’s off to the GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST - my 3rd home! Can’t wait to catch up with my fam in Utah and Idaho! #HOMEAWAYFROMHOMETOUR #KAHLILBAYANI
"The son of the victim now party with his killer /
The son of the oppressed now hangin out with the oppressor /
White boy call you nigga, you be like its cool he my nigga (what?) ”
This past Friday, Brother Ali, Bambu & MaLLy headed out on the “Home Away From Home” Tour. To celebrate the occasion the dynamic trio recorded a visual for a brand new Brother Ali produced track, “Home Away From Home”. The video (as well as the song), features the dynamic trio celebrating “the many places across the U.S. that they now call home.”
Brother Ali boasted:
"We’re very excited and grateful to be headed out on our Home Away From Home Tour with Bambu, Mally and Last Word. Anyone who’s experienced my headlining tours knows that I like to have one DJ and one host for the entire evening and I choose my support artists very carefully. If you’re not up on any of our tour family’s music, please check them out so you’ll know how to appreciate them when we’re in your town. I also like to make a tour theme song with everyone in the crew to celebrate rolling out together. Please enjoy this track and we welcome your well wishes for safe travels and security for our loved ones while we’re away.
Love Always and See You Soon!”
Brother Ali ‘s Home Away From Home Tour starts tomorrow in Colorado Springs, CO. Bambu, DJ Last Word and host MaLLY are also on the tour that will run through the middle of November. Ali, Bambu and MaLLy are extending a formal invite to the fans in the form of this video for the “Home Away From Home”
Friday. Day one. If you haven’t already, get your tickets and more info at http://rhymesayers.com! #HOMEAWAYFROMHOMETOUR
Laying down in my son’s bedroom to take a break from packing. These next two months away from him and his Momma are going to be tough, but I welcome the challenge. Anxious for the tour and excited about all the fam I’m going to get to see across the continent. #PARTYWORKER #HOMEAWAYFROMHOMETOUR
We start next week!!! Big S/O to @brotheraliisblind and @rhymesayers for allowing me to tag along! #BANG #BANG!!!
Looking forward to this year’s #HIERODAY2014! There’s a lot of work that goes into putting a FREE festival like this together and that work falls on the shoulders of only a few. I’ve heard a lot of the criticism regarding this year’s festival’s lack of women representation and I agree. I’ve spoken to one of the lead organizers in great detail about it and I promise you that the voices have been heard. As a festival put together for the community - that is only in its 3rd year - it’s important that we voice our concerns as a community and hold folks accountable in the direction of resolve (vs. dissolve). With that said, we should always be strategic in our push. Through a simple phone call, I found out things that happened on the back end that prevented certain artists from being able to perform that might’ve have balanced the bill a little better as well as the attempts made to book certain artists - without repeating the same bill as last year. I’m in no way excusing or justifying this exclusion, but I am drawing that the organizers are very open and willing to build. This issue of gender imbalance is something that I’m assured will be focused on in the continuation of this festival. I encourage the community of Oakland to support and help take ownership of this festival by not only criticizing but aiding the organizers through genuine dialog - as opposed to dismissing it and allowing it to die secondary to a fixable issue. As somebody from a place and time when free Hip Hop/music festivals were plentiful, I would hate for y’all to watch as I did as so many of them died prematurely or got swallowed and enslaved by corporate sponsorship… We have an opportunity to make Hiero Day a true celebration of the crew who helped put Oakland Hip Hop on the world map for years to come. Let’s not push potential allies away without opening a forum for real conversation. Speaking of which, as I am in NO way speaking FOR the sisters, I would love for y’all to chime in. S/O to the festival organizers for being willing to listen and take on the challenges of being inclusive and representative of such a diverse community. Sorry for the typo’s. #GENDERBALANCEDHIPHOP
OAKLAND: The Bar will be in stage at 3pm at the Imperium Stage! Don’t miss it!!! #HIERODAY2014 #FREE (S/O to @tayodub for the correction - OG Calendar God)
BAY AREA! The Bar (Prometheus Brown x Bambu x DJ Nphared) will be on stage around 1pm at the Imperium Stage! Don’t miss it!!! Any requests?! #BANG #BANG #BARKADA #OAKLAND #HIERODAY2014