InsuitCoverProfAliProfessor A.L.I. is an educator and artist who uses traditional and blended education, writes articles and books, and uses his lyrical gifts on the microphone with spoken word and hip-hop to teach.

He is a Dean of Equity and Inclusion and actively consults with schools on cultural competency, privilege and how to combat Islamophobia.

His published writings can be found on this page, at the DailyKos, and on Amazon Books and Kindle.

He is one of the of the founders of #HipHopEd, a sub-genre of Hip-Hop, which hearkens back to the Golden Era of the Hip-Hop and continues the work started by KRS-One, Chuck D and Paris.

His past #HipHopEd projects have included following studio albums: Carbon Cycle Diaries (2012), Emerald Manifesto (2013), Das Ka Rebel (2014), Xfactor (2015) and Tamilmatic (2016) and features collaborations with Raekwon, Dead Prez, Brand Nubian, E-40, Killah Priest, the Jacka, and his friend the late Malcolm Shabazz, to name a few.


A.L.I. stands for authenticity, love and intellect.


3 thoughts on “About

  1. Greetings my friend! It’s been too long, and i haven’t told you lately how much i always appreciate listening to your great art of music and your writings. Just wanted to tell you that you are a great inspiration, and that we are changing the world as we speak. You’re creating a momentum that spreads like a natural wave of enlightenment all over the world. It is time!

    LOVE EMERALD MANIFESTO! Hope the sales goes well. We gonna order a bunch of cds later when the funds are coming in, and ship out to friends and others.


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