Following on the heels of a successful ‘Not In Our Names’ cross-Canada tour, Mohammad Ali aka the Socialist Vocalist, is back with an EP that moves labour and human rights struggles ‘beyond the acoustic guitar,’ redefining how his generation views political art.
The 10-track release is produced by Juno-nominated Fresh Kils and Julia-T (Jessie Reyes), providing heavy, soulful accompaniment to Ali’s hard-hitting lyrics. The themes of the album include the new everyday reality of precarious work conditions, the need to speak out against modern injustice & bigotry, and the difficult realities that are at the forefront of our lives today, as well as the ways people are standing up to them. Moving beyond cliche and rhetoric, Ali brings real stories of real people to beats that cut through the fog of last-stage capitalism and deliver inarguable truths rarely heard on radio.
“A powerful voice for justice and great music” – Charlie Angus, NDP MPP since 2004
With over a decade in the game, Mohammad Ali has toured Canada twice, released three musical projects and been featured on most of Canada’s national media channels. He has performed with hip-hop heavyweights like Talib Kweli and KRS-One, as well as rocking the mic at hundreds of rallies, protests and political actions in support of the causes his music aims to amplify.
He says about the new EP: “This is the album that will bang through the streets when we shut down Donald Trump’s next state visit; that will send the MAGA Hat Wearing Alt Right running back to the rocks they crawled out from under; that will echo through neighbourhood struggles and across picket lines and give voice to the sides of our cities that are too often muffled by the daily grind. This is music to break down capitalism and build up beautiful alternatives to.”
For hi-res photos, booking requests, interview requests or review copies of the EP, contact: SocialistHipHop@gmail.com