[The Tens] The 10 Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2012
Brother Ali – Mourning In America & Dreaming In Color
Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color: This album in one word: maturity. Gone are the days of “Uncle Sam Goddamn,” replaced with Ali’s nuanced musings about changing the country and the world (“Letter to my Countrymen”). Mourning is a homerun and a call to be better – to ourselves and each other. – Anthony Springer Jr.