MURS‘ single “Goddamn Hard” should be the national Memorial Day song, but don’t forget Brother Ali, who is one of the hottest underground rappers right now.

His new album Shadows on the Sun dropped May 13 with much excitement. Brother Ali has found a home in the Rhymesayers crew (also home of Atmosphere). It’s been reported that the Madison, Wisc., native once said, “The Rhymesayers don’t do shows, we throw parties.” If you have never experienced the energy of a hip-hop show like this, get yer head outta the sand and get your punk ass to the Cradle! For more information: 967-9053 or