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The Story Behind Little Brother’s Debut Album, “The Listening” (Documentary)

When you hear them together, it sounds right…

This is how dope documentaries get done! Okay, so at 11 minutes it’s more like a mini-doc… but just right. Frame the story as a ‘making of’ but drop all kinds of gems and jewels of history (group and Hip-Hop) along the way.

Started in a college dorm room by a group of North Carolina Central students in 2001, the Justus League collective and offshoot trio Little Brother defined the sound of Durham Hip-Hop for years to come, constructing a style altogether distinct from everything to the north and south. This level of innovation turned heads with some of Hip-Hop’s biggest names, and the members of Little Brother (9th Wonder, Big Pooh and Phonte) have gone on to work with superstars like Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and Questlove, who appears in the documentary.
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Comedian Billy Crystal Delivers Funny And Touching Eulogy For Muhammad Ali (Video)

Muhammad Ali. He is gone, but he will NEVER die. Billy Crystal speaks TRUTH as he lovingly eulogizes the man who called him his “little brother” ever since they bonded decades ago. Watch the clip above of comedian Crystal at Ali’s homegoing. After the jump, see the “15 Rounds” performance that so impressed The Greatest early in life.

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Rapper Big Pooh – “Augmentation” (Prod. By Apollo Brown) [Video]

Do you enjoy heavy bass lines, with a knocking beat, paired up with meaningful lyrics?  If that is the case pretty sure you will enjoy this new video for “Augmentation” for Rapper Big Pooh produced by Apollo Brown.  The track is off the upcoming album “Words Paint Pictures” that will be released from Mello Music Group. Here are some lyrics from Rapper Big Pooh that describe this track well …

Beat box, this is back to the block/ Before every rapper sold rocks/ Before everybody needed rocks in their watch/ Just watch, now it’s all about board rooms and stocks/ Words paint pictures, I’m an artist non-stop/ Raw beats, raps, this is called hip-hop…


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Phonte – Charity Starts at Home (Cover & Tracklist)

We got the tracklisting for Phonte’s long awaited solo Hip Hop LP. No single yet but the album doesn’t drop til September 27th so we gotta be patient. Tracklist after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Focus… – ‘Uh’ feat. Phonte

New joint from aFam producer Focus… Some people had no idea he was spitting rhymes. This track is DOPE and its apart of his next project Music Of The Misinterpreted due out May 11.

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Phonte Releasing Debut Solo Album With 9th Wonder Serving As One Of The Key Producers

The folks over at The Urban Daily caught up with Phonte & 9th Wonder for an interview & they delivered some great news that many fans had been anticipating. Not only have the two reconciled their differences, but Phonte says that 9th Wonder will be contributing the majority of the tracks for the album as he’ll be responsible for the albums overall direction in terms of the sound. Phonte says he randomly chose September 13th as the release date for his solo project which coincidentally was the release date of  the Minstrel Show which was the last Little Brother album the released together six years ago.  Check out the interview HERE

Phonte Talks About 9th Wonder & Mending Their Friendship (Video)

Glad to see Phonte & 9th Wonder have mended their friendship above all else. When I interviewed Phonte during the time when they were not on speaking terms it sounded like he really missed that friendship although he didn’t admit it at the time. Feels good to see they are putting the pieces back together again….

Phonte – ‘Blessings’ (prod. by Khrysis)

Unreleased track from 2002 produced by Khrysis.
Phonte – Blessings (Unreleased) (prod. Khrysis).mp3