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Little Brother Reworks 'Justus'new

The duo is re-releasing it in retail form with 16 full-length songs, omitting much of Mick Boogie's superfluous cascade of DJ punch-ins, shout-outs and drops.
INDY Week  |  Eric Tullis  |  08-25-2008  |  Reviews

Phonte Coleman Flashes Back with 'Zo! and Tigallo Love the '80s'new

A collaboration with Detroit musician Zo!, Little Brother's Phonte Coleman laughs himself across hip-hop semi-stardom by revisiting the follies of '80s synth-silly chart toppers.
INDY Week  |  Eric Tullis  |  08-07-2008  |  Reviews

Little Brother Splits with Atlantic Records and 9th Wondernew

Getback is largely a personal reflection on the past year's events, which also includes the duo's parting ways with producer 9th Wonder.
SF Weekly  |  Ben Westhoff  |  11-08-2007  |  Reviews

Little Brother Has Something to Provenew

On Getback, Big Pooh and Phonte hint at apology, balancing newly nuanced social- and self-criticism.
INDY Week  |  Grayson Currin  |  10-25-2007  |  Reviews

Minstrel With Mayhemnew

At the heart of the album is conflict -- the thin line between consumer and critic, hip-hop's soul vs. hip-hop sold -- and Little Brother isn't immune to the syndrome.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Tony Ware  |  02-02-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

They Grow Up So Fastnew

Little Brother did the unthinkable with last year's The Minstrel Show, maintaining their initial crop of fans while providing young hooligans with an alternative to fantasy thuggery and oversized Fruit of the Looms.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone  |  02-01-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Little Brother Mans Upnew

Little Brother and the Justus League, a hip-hop movement from Raleigh and Durham, N.C., is redefining Southern hip-hop on its own terms.
INDY Week  |  Grayson Currin  |  10-11-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Cartoon Network

You'd think that receiving a seal of disapproval from BET would be the best possible plug for an album titled The Minstrel Show. Word on the street was that it was rejected for being "too intelligent."
Washington City Paper  |  Sarah Godfrey  |  10-07-2005  |  Reviews

Battle Rappersnew

Rarely do we get to commend MCs' acting chops, but Phonte and Big Pooh deserve an Emmy for their spoof of "Cheatin'."
Baltimore City Paper  |  Makkada B. Selah  |  10-07-2005  |  Reviews

Don't Give a Damnnew

Hip-hop personas of pimps, drug dealers and thugs have become the modern-day blackface, MC Big Pooh says.
Orlando Weekly  |  Makkada B. Selah  |  10-03-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Rough and Ruggednew

Little Brother's new mix tape dishes out a full plate of 18 gutsy and hot beats and rhymes.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Makkada B. Selah  |  09-19-2005  |  Reviews

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