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  • Summary: Atmosphere's Ant produces the Minnesota rapper's long-awaited follow-up to his 2003 debut 'Shadows On The Sun.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. With "The Undisputed Truth," Brother Ali improves as a rapper, while sacrificing none of the unique, personal touch that made "Shadows on the Sun" so impressive.
  2. They're a tight fit: Ant likes to experiment, and Ali's nimble enough to keep up and make it work.
  3. Ali's unselfconscious candor engenders an intimacy between artist and fan that makes each new album feel like a letter from an old friend.
  4. Though his singular identity doesn't translate necessarily into a singular sound, there's plenty in his road-tested formula for fans of soulful, organic hip-hop to like. [12 May 2007]
  5. [Ali] commands thick details and righteous anger. [19 Apr 2007, p.63]
  6. Ali's focus on his inner landscape is the rapper's greatest asset and his biggest liability.
  7. All too often, his voice/accent/rhyming patterns suffer from too much rehashed facsimile of past rap glories.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8