Brother Ali basks in the bright light of spirituality in his new video for “Never Learn,” a track off the Minnesota rapper’s All the Beauty in This Whole Life, due out Friday.
“Never Learn” was filmed at New Mexico’s Dar Al Islam, an American Muslim worship center that also served as the setting for Tupac Shakur’s posthumous “I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto” video.
In the video, Brother Ali stands in Dar Al Islam as Al Taw’am, twin dancers from the rapper’s native Minneapolis, deliver a synchronized dance to the uplifting track.
“Their movement speaks of their family legacy of dignified regality,” Ali said in a statement (via NPR) of the dancing duo, which he also called “royalty.”
“Articulating the pain and navigating the healing allows the people who really feel my music to travel with me. It’s not only that we hurt together, we heal together as well,” the rapper previously said of All the Beauty in This Whole Life, his follow-up to 2012’s Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color.