A longtime Minnesota-based hip-hop artist known for his deep introspection and socially conscious art returns to the area for a show in July.

Brother Ali plays at 7 p.m. July 27 at Earth Rider Brewery Fest Grounds in Superior. Tickets are $19 in advance and go on sale at 10 a.m. May 17 at www.jadepresents.com, www.etix.com or at Cedar Lounge. They are $23 at the door.

Brother Ali's most recent release is "All the Beauty in This Whole Life," which was produced by Atmosphere's Ant and released about a year ago.