I was just watching Brother Ali’s music video for “Uncle Sam Goddamn” and was thinking back to April 2, 2011. 

It was a huge accomplishment in my college career to contract a band that all of my friends wanted to see. Then to be able to stand in front of a crowd of a couple hundred people and introduce him, felt like a pure honour. I remember hanging out with him after the show for awhile, just talking about life and other things. It was the first time the music spoke and I actually listened.