Album: Mahogany Soul (2001)
Charted: 37 52
Play Video


  • In the November 1, 2007 edition of Clutch Magazine, Angie Stone discusses the background to this song: "I can honestly say that in the past, for me - I can't really speak for everyone else - men have a problem with women who are making more money or who are positioned higher. And it definitely tears down the black family. I feel like it's designed that way - that's why I did the song 'Brother.' I wanted to make sure that men knew that we are not to judge love by the monetary value in it. We should definitely judge it for the foundation and for the heart and for the genuineness of what love is about as opposed to what it can bring to the table. Love is pure, love is innocent, love is broke."

Comments: 2

  • Erica from Nairobi, Kenya...oh so that is what it is about makes perfect sense.i thought it was about appreciating the good men in society.
  • Eugene from Minneapolis, MnYeah, you go Angie!!! I have always loved this song! I thought it was about choosing a "good" the "black" man instead of complaining about the things that aren't happening and are happening that's not suppose to happen. What Angie is descibing makes sense fully.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues

Justin Hayward of The Moody BluesSongwriter Interviews

Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.

Jethro Tull

Jethro TullFact or Fiction

Stage urinals, flute devices, and the real Aqualung in this Fact or Fiction.

The Evolution of "Ophelia"

The Evolution of "Ophelia"Song Writing

How four songs portray Shakespeare's character Ophelia.

JJ Burnel of The Stranglers

JJ Burnel of The StranglersSongwriter Interviews

JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.

Barry Dean ("Pontoon," "Diamond Rings And Old Barstools")

Barry Dean ("Pontoon," "Diamond Rings And Old Barstools")Songwriter Interviews

A top country songwriter, Barry talks about writing hits for Little Big Town, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean.

Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds

Jim McCarty of The YardbirdsSongwriter Interviews

The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.