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Little Brother Speaks On Nostalgia, The New Album & Giving Hip-Hop ‘A Shower’ (Video)

Welcome to the revolution gotdammit!

An hour strong of Little Brother, giving listeners all kinds of LB-Minstrel-Show-and-mo’ energy! Interesting talk about other aspects of Pooh & Phonte’s hustles.

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Little Brother Breaks Down “Black Magic” (Make It Better) [Video]

Aha! So that joint was produced by the homie Eff Triple Dot (Focus…)!

Little Brother’s “Black Magic (Make It Better)” is the lead single from the duo’s first album since their reunion in 2018. It is produced by Focus… and appears on May the Lord Watch. In today’s Verified episode, Phonte and Big Pooh explain that they wanted to make a song that was empowering but also fun to perform.
– Genius

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Performance: Little Brother With A Good Rap For The Hiero Day Crowd & A Good Word For #TeamJayforce (Video)

Wow! Now this is EPIC!!! Thank you for sharing the experience Brother Odell #TeamJayforce #DoperThanYourTeam #JustSaying #NowShowing

Sometimes it takes a good festival to have one of your favorite Hip-Hop groups rocking out on stage. Well, I want to say thank you to Hieroglyphics Crew who had Little Brother on the bill for Hiero Day 2019. Phonte & Rapper Pooh rocked tracks from their classic “The Listening” album to current hits from the new “May The Lord Watch” album. Phonte also shares with the crowd how back in 2003 Hieroglyphics took LB out on their first tour; something that they will always be thankful for! Watch, Comment, Enjoy, and Share!
– ArtByOdell

Now, I want you to turn to your neighbor and say, “Neighbor!! This is DOPE!!”

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DJ Black Biff – “August Nights III” (Little Brother Edition) [Mixtape]

Thought I was done with the mixes for the Labor Day cookout? Nah… and good thing for you I am not. Especially since we are talking Little Brother this go ’round. Have you heard that new project from them yet? You ought to check that out (dope)! But hold up, because DJ Black Biff has worked up this themed mix for you to nod to first.

Listen to the sounds of one of the best rap groups around. All the music in this mix is inspired by Little Brother. Enjoy.
DJ Black Biff

DJ BLACK BIFF – AUGUST NIGHTS III (LITTLE BROTHER EDITION) [MIXAPE]

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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.
– N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

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Open Mike Eagle x Percy Miracles – “Heaven Application” (Video)

If you haven’t gotten around to catching The New Negroes on Comedy Central, put that on your to-do’s soon. Baron Vaughn, Open Mike Eagle & Phonte (aka Percy Miracles) are doing some good (and funny) work over there.

Even if you’ve been a great person your whole life, Mike and Percy Miracles are here to tell you why that’s not enough to get you into Heaven.
– Comedy Central Stand-Up

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Comedy: George Wallace Doesn’t Like Morgan Freeman Because He ‘Stole’ All His Movie Roles (Video)

Don’t be laughing… This sh!t is true I’m making up!

This performance clip by the oldest of the New Negroes, George Wallace, is HILARIOUS!

George Wallace admits to being jealous of Morgan Freeman, admonishes the people of Los Angeles and talks about bumping into Fetty Wap and Waka Flocka Flame.
– Comedy Central Stand-Up

Cinnamon and brown sugar on it… on ANYTHING… and you gone eat it! Amen, Brother George. Women, y’all better add cinnamon and brown sugar to that grocery list ASAP.

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Open Mike Eagle x Phonte – “Woke As Me” (Prod. By Bionik) [Video]

Proper combo of silliness and superb lyricism. The wordsmithing and witticism from Phonte and Open Mike Eagle come through on this. Good look for Comedy Central and for Hip-Hop!

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DJ Needles – “The Notorious Exchange” (Notorious B.I.G. x Foreign Exchange) [Album]

Respek on the name Iman Lexington, Curator Of Dope Music And Movements and Getter Of Things Done For The Culture. She hit us about the gem that was up and available over there with DJ Rahdu & BamaLoveSoul: A DJ Needles BiggieFE mashup!

Just a lil something to celebrate the 20th and 10th anniversaries of The Notorious B.I.G.’s and The Foreign Exchange’s debut. I hope you dig what you hear…
Nappy DJ Needles

DJ NEEDLES – THE NOTORIOUS EXCHANGE (ALBUM)

Phonte – “No News Is Good News” (Album)

You know how folks are always saying, “This man needs no introduction”? Well, it’s true in this case, for the man (Phonte) and his unceremoniously released album (“No News Is Good News”). You already KNOW he’s dope, and so is the album. No fanfare needed. Just a few real supporters to spotlight, share and cop.

But before you do, take a [FREE] listen to some teasers from the album!

PHONTE – NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS (ALBUM)

Domo Genesis x Evidence – “Aren’t U Glad You’re U?” (Mixtape)

Take what I get, so I ain’t thankful for sh!t…

Know how you know you got yourself a dope download mixtape? When you got dope beats and bars setting that thing off from the jump! That’s what this “Aren’t U Glad You’re U?” project is. Salute to Domo Genesis & Evidence (oh, and Phontigallo for the guest feature)!

DOMO GENESIS X EVIDENCE – AREN’T U GLAD YOU’RE U? (MIXTAPE)

Rapper Big Pooh – “Seinfeld” (Go Up) feat. Phonte (Prod. By Swiff D)

BANGING!! While this is nowhere near a reformation of Little Brother, this previously unreleased “Seinfeld” (Go Up) track has the homies doing it like we remember in 2010 (because it is). Pooh and Tay doing the business. Where you at 9th Wonder?

(And there is a story behind this music. Hit the jump for that.)

RAPPER BIG POOH – SEINFELD (GO UP) FEAT. PHONTE

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Phonte x Eric Roberson – “Tigallerro” (Album Stream)

Phonte-Eric-Roberson-Tigallerro

By now, it’s official! The collabo “Tigallerro” LP is out. We got the full stream and the link to cop if you like (via earlier post) for you below. You may proceed to rejoice and groove.

PHONTE X ERIC ROBERSON – TIGALLERRO (LP)

Tigallerro (Phonte x Eric Roberson) – “It’s So Easy”

Phontigallo + Er Ro = Phonte + Eric Roberson = Tigallerro. Got it? Good! Like this music they are putting out together – good. The sorta self-titled project “Tigallerro” is due out July 22, 2016. But wasn’t it nice for them to let loose this single for now. “It’s So Easy” to please us true fans, right? Links below. Stream above.

PHONTE X ERIC ROBERSON – IT’S SO EASY | TIGALLERRO (PRE-ORDER)

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Robert Glasper – “Violets” feat. Phonte (Prod. By 9th Wonder)

Robert Glasper delivers the loveliest “Violets” (produced by 9th Wonder); off his tribute album released in commemoration of the late great Miles Davis’ upcoming birthday.

The album blends a diverse group of master takes and outtakes from across Miles’ incredible tenure with Columbia Records (1955-1985) with original reinterpretations of songs by Davis. From the obvious (riffs and passages within the catalog) to the obscure (samples of Miles’ in-studio instructions spoken after false starts), Glasper has built something unique but still unquestionably Miles.

The drop date for “Everything’s Beautiful” is May 27, 2016. But you can pre-order that today… after you listen to Tiggalo flow over this WonderGlasper musical collabo.

ROBERT GLASPER – EVERYTHING’S BEAUTIFUL (PRE-ORDER)

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Torae – “Clap Sh*t Up” feat. Phonte (Prod. By Nottz) [Video]

Oh hell yessir! Torae goes hard with bars in beast emcee mode in the video above. To make it a li’l better, he added a li’l Phontiggalo. You know!

Torae returns with the 3rd video “Clap Sh*t Up” from his sophomore album ‘Entitled.’ Produced by Nottz and featuring an appearance from Phonte (Little Brother/Foreign Exchange) “Clap Sh*t Up” is modern-day Hip-Hop at its finest. The video directed by Pixel Motiv Media was shot in Torae’s home turf of Coney Island is bolstered by animated frames over live action.

“Entitled” is linked below.

TORAE – ENTITLED (ALBUM)

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The Foreign Exchange – “Body” (Video)

Got the hookup. Like we needed another reason to get with that “Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey” project by Foreign Exchange (out now). Phonte and Nicolay keep it pushing, only stopping long enough to drop a music video for their “Body” single. Watch above (the music, merged with the visual, and all that “Body” in there. Ah yes, Eye Candy)!

Here’s your hookup: Take this smoothed out jawn to your baby, and say, “Let’s forget the club this weekend and just chill… No ‘Netflix and’ nuthin’… just you and me.” Then click play on this jawn. And yooooo… you’re welcome.

THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE – TALES FROM THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY

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MED x Blu x Madlib – “Finer Things” feat. Likewise x Phonte

Leaking something hot off their forthcoming “Bad Neighbor” LP (due out October 30, 2015). Pre-order to pickup (err, download) for your Halloween festivities and such via the pre-order link below. Stream the “Finer Things” single from MED, Blu & Madlib (featuring Likewise & Phonte) above courtesy of the ‘Cloud.

MED X BLU X MADLIB – FINER THINGS FEAT LIKEWISE X PHONTE | BAD NEIGHBOR (PRE-ORDER)

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R&B/Jazz: Nicolay – “The Brightest Star” / “Afterglow” feat. Phonte

“The Brightest Star” is the first single off Nicolay’s forthcoming solo LP, “City Lights Vol. 3: Soweto” (due out June 9, 2015). “Afterglow” is a non-album B-Side. Follow the link to cop the maxi-single download for both cuts.

NICOLAY – THE BRIGHTEST STAR / AFTERGLOW FEAT. PHONTE

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Oddisee x Phonte – “Requiem”

“I got the blues; and I watch the news. Like, n!gga what the f#ck I’m supposed to tell my kids?”

Jazzy bluesy bap joint “Requiem” is from the forthcoming Mello Music Group compilation album “Persona” (due out March 10, 2015; but you can hit the pre-order link below). Of course, Oddisee is on the beat (double duty). Here’s more.

Persona unveils the murderer’s row that is the Mello roster of 2015. Oddisee, Apollo Brown, yU, L’Orange, Red Pill, Open Mike Eagle, Rapper Big Pooh, Quelle Chris. The stars of the present teamed with timeless innovators like Phonte (Little Brother), Blockhead, Ras Kass, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Oh No, Masta Ace, and Bilal Salaam. The result is something that binds current greats with the pioneers who paved the asphalt. It’s both a historical moment and hard as hell.

If most compilations are nothing more than a loosely thrown together collection of songs, Persona boasts meticulous focus. These aren’t spare tracks, they’re potent messages and poisonous darts. “Requiem” finds Phonte and Oddisee indicting American racism and Xenophobia with fury and precision…

ODDISSEE X PHONTE – REQUIEM | PERSONA
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