The Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali is both an underground rap institution and a proud outlier; he is, after all, a legally blind Muslim rapper with albinism, and we don’t have too many of those. Ali’s new album All The Beauty In This Whole Life is out later this week, and we’ve already posted his videos for “Pen To Paper” and “Own Light (What Hearts Are For).” For his new Meow Wolf-directed video for the lilting and self-affirming new song “Never Learn,” Ali visited Dar Al Islam, a Muslim worship center in the New Mexico desert. Ali stars in the clip alongside a white horse and Al Taw’am, two twin Muslim dancers from Minneapolis. In a time when the Muslim faith is under attack, the video works as a powerful statement of Muslim pride and aesthetics. Watch it below, via NPR.
All The Beauty In This Whole Life is out 5/5 via Rhymesayers Entertainment.