Last night in front of a sold-out Cafe Du Nord, Brother Ali performed a remix to Rakim & Eric B’s “I Aint No Joke.” Not too long ago, the Minneapolis rapper toured with the historical rap figure in support of his latest album, Us. Those of you who don’t know Rakim’s work word for word, probably are familiar with his commonly cited lines like “I came in the door, I said it before.” Needless to say, the man is a legend. Ali certainly does justice to the track as he “channels his inner Rakim” with lines like “Maybe I’m a dreamer, that’s exactly what my problem is.” You can check out the clip below, and make sure to stay tuned for a full review and photo gallery.
And if Ali wasn’t enough to make this show memorable, fans got a surprise treat with a guest appearance from Aesop Rock, who is scheduled to release his new album Skelethon later this year. Here’s an exclusive taste of what’s to come with the new single, “Homemade Mummy.” You can listen to it below.