About a month ago, The Museum of UnCut Funk paid a visit to the Aleem Brothers in Brooklyn.

We talked about their accomplishments, their relationship with Jimi Hendrix as the Ghetto Fighters, how they feel about the evolution of music, and what they have coming up.  We welcome you to take time out and watch our interview, as we down the road of their musical journey – enjoy!

Part 1

Part 2

To learn more about the Aleems, please check out our Aesthetic Grooves blog entry Jimi Hendrix & The Ghetto Fighters – MOJO MAN

You can purchase the single Mojo Man and the video on the Urban Street Tales website and in the iTunes store – click the links:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mojo-man-single/id484710466

http://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/mojo-man/id484710468

3 Comments

  • r klein
    August 22, 2012

    what happened to the website urbanstreettales.com?

    this url appears to now be selling video games with no
    mention of the Aleems or Jimi?

    Can you please tell me what’s up?

    Thanks…also your video has poor sound quality, can you beef it up?

  • October 18, 2013

    THE ALEEM BROTHER’S THEY ARE VERY DEEP..I LOVED THIS INTERVIEW I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THERE BOOK WHEN IT COMES OUT…

  • Jim
    February 21, 2019

    These fellows are formidable in their own right and in their own terms. They are part of the inner circle of JMH who were there from the beginning. They loved and protected Hendrix before he was the world wide rage that he became. Unlike most of the people who were drawn to and surrounded Hendrix, these two men understood exactly the force and phenom they were blessed to have encountered and embraced. Along with the Isleys, Juma Sultan, Buddy and Billy, Fayne, Larry Lee, and a few others, the Twins were very healthy influences on Jimi. These politically conscious twins could usher him into roots cultures and communities, as respected people themselves. They were the membrane between JMH and various strains of black liberation culture, politics, and economics. Had they been along on the fateful Euro tour in late summer 1970, events would possibly have played themselves out differently. They provided Hendrix physical and creative space that could not be penetrated so easily by his management and other negative forces who latched on and glommed on to his power, warmth, aesthetic appeal and overall personhood. If ever a gatekeeper was needed, it was in Hendrix’s case. The more time he spent with the Allen/Aleem brothers, the less time he was surrounded by the more negative influences. These men are very under appreciated, but thinking people who dig into it recognize their centrality to the JMH living legacy and the Jimi Hendrix hard funk word sound power prophecy project.

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