Brother AliLast year, Brother Ali dropped the critically acclaimed The Undisputed Truth to rave reviews from both critics and fans alike. Now, he hopes to continue his progression with a new album titled Us, scheduled for September.

A profound personal glimpse into a vulnerability seldom seen or heard in music, the forthcoming touches on the strengths and flaws of the human condition — exploring drug abuse, divorce, homophobia and many more topics that most people are scared to touch in their own lives, much less on an album for the world to see.

As with previous endeavors, the beats here are courtesy of Ant, while guest appearances accentuate Brother Ali’s strengths, with Chuck D, Freeway, Joell Ortiz and Stokley Williams of Mint Condition.

In support of the new album, Ali is set to embark on a North American tour, enlisting the help of labelmates and collaborators Evidence (of Dilated Peoples, recently signed to Rhymesayers), BK One and Toki Wright.

The tour kicks off on September 22 in Minnesota, before treking across the U.S. through November, where things wrap up Minneapolis.

Presale tickets are available to fans at Tixx1.ArtistArena.com/BrotherAli, while everyone will have to wait until August 1.

Tour dates are as follows:

09/22 – DULUTH, MN @ PIZZA LUCE
09/23 – MANKATO, MN @ WHAT’S UP LOUNGE
09/24 – IOWA CITY, IA @ THE INDUSTRY
09/25 – SIOUX FALLS, SD @ NUTTY’S NORTH
09/26 – OMAHA, NE @ THE WAITING ROOM
09/27 – LAWRENCE, KS @ GRANADA
09/29 – DENVER, CO @ OGDEN THEATER
09/30 – BOULDER, CO @ FOX THEATRE
10/1 – COLORADO SPRINGS, CO @ THE BLACK SHEEP
10/2 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ IN THE VENUE
10/3 – BOISE, ID @ THE VENUE
10/4 – MISSOULA, MT @ THE BADLANDER
10/6 – SPOKANE, WA @ THE BOULEVARD
10/7 – SEATTLE, WA @ NEUMO’S
10/8 – VICTORIA, BC @ ELEMENT
10/9 – VANCOUVER, BC @ VENUE
10/10 – BELLINGHAM, WA @ THE NIGHTLIGHT
10/11 – PORTLAND, OR @ HAWTHORNE THEATER
10/12 – EUGENE, OR @ WOW HALL
10/14 – ARCATA, CA @ HUMBOLDT STATE UNIV
10/15 – RENO, NV @ THE NEW OASIS
10/16 – SANTA CRUZ, CA @ THE CATALYST
10/17 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ SLIM’S
10/18 – SANTA CLARA, CA @ AVALON NIGHTCLUB
10/20 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ EL REY THEATRE
10/21 – SAN DIEGO, CA @ CANE’S
10/22 – TEMPE, AZ @ CLUB RED
10/23 – TUCSON, AZ @ CLUB CONGRESS
10/24 – ALBUQUERQUE, NM @ SUNSHINE THEATER
10/26 – LUBBOCK, TX @ THE FOUNDATION
10/27 – DALLAS, TX @ GRANADA THEATER
10/28 – AUSTIN, TX @ EMO’S
10/29 – HOUSTON, TX @ WAREHOUSE LIVE
11/1 – ORLANDO, FL @ THE SOCIAL
11/4 – CARRBORO, NC @ CAT’S CRADLE
11/5 – BALTIMORE, MD @ THE OTTOBAR
11/6 – PHILADELPHIA, PA @ 1st UNITARIAN CHURCH
11/7 – NEW YORK, NY @ IRVING PLAZA
11/8 – BOSTON, MA @ THE PARADISE
11/9 – BURLINGTON, VT @ HIGHER GROUND
11/10 – PORTLAND, ME @ THE ASYLUM
11/11 – NORTHAMPTON, MA @ PEARL STREET
11/13 – CLEVELAND, OH @ GROG SHOP
11/14 – COLUMBUS, OH @ SKULLY’S MUSIC DINER
11/15 – LOUISVILLE, KY @ UNCLE PLEASANT’S
11/17 – ANN ARBOR, MI @ BLIND PIG
11/18 – CHICAGO, IL @ METRO
11/19 – MADISON, WI @ BARRYMORE THEATER
11/20 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ FIRST AVENUE