Minneapolis MC, community activist, and KEXP favorite Brother Ali has been a fixture within the hip-hop community for the past 17 years. He debuted on his long-time label Rhymesayers in the year 2000 with Rites Of Passage, the first of six studio albums that have showcased his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. For this special exclusive mix for Midnight in a Perfect World, he's joined by Twin Cities DJ, producer, and touring partner Last Word of the Get Cryphy DJ crew. Currently on tour across North America in support of Brother Ali's new album All This Beauty In This Whole Life, they've combined forces to create a mix to bring people together through care and love for one another, all through the power of music.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Barry White & Glodean White||Our Theme (Part 1)|
|Erykah Badu||The Healer|
|Lauryn Hill||Lost Ones (Last Word Mix)|
|A Tribe Called Quest||We the People....|
|The Blackbyrds||Mysterious Vibes|
|Brother Ali||Can't Take That Away|
|Rakim||The Watcher (Last Word Mix)|
|LL Cool J||Mama Said Knock You Out (Last Word Mix)|
|Mos Def||Sex, Love and Money|
|Yuna feat. Missy Elliott||Unrequited Love (Last Word Mix)|
|Evidence||Mr. Slow Flow (Last Word Remix)|
|Pimp C||Knocking Doors Down|
|Jay-Z||Come and Get Me|
|Rapsody feat. Anderson .Paak||OooWee|
|Phantogram||Cruel World (Last Word Remix)|
|Two Feet feat. MaLLy||Go F*&% Yourself (Last Word Remix)|
|Bobby Blue Bland||Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City (Last Word Remix)|
|The Isley Brothers||Footsteps In The Dark|
|Willie Hutch||I Choose You|
|Jhene Aiko||To Love & Die|
|Johnny Osbourne||Man of Jahoviah|
|Brother Ali||Dear Black Son|
|Stevie Wonder||Master Blaster (Jammin’)|
Midnight in a Perfect World, KEXP's weekly hour-long guest DJ show, airs Fridays at midnight. This multi-genre program features eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJ’s, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend. Midnight in a perfect world is made possible with support from New Belgium Brewing.
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