I totally forgot that this video got released last week, and frankly I’m baffled it slipped my mind because I love Phonte. “The Good Fight” is a smooth soulful jam produced by 9th Wonder that was featured on Phonte’s spectacular debut solo album Charity Starts at Home. I’ve been a huge fan of Phontigga ever since the days of Little Brother (sheds a tear), and Charity Starts at Home is exactly what Phonte’s fans had been waiting for: a debut album showcasing Phonte’s ability to seamlessly rhyme and sing at the same top tier level. Charity Starts at Home was arguably one of the best releases of 2011, and every fan of great music should own it. Below you can view the video that Te dropped for the track “Dance in the Reign”, which was also on Charity Starts at Home. Continue reading
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If every day could start out with a new Little Brother track, it would surely be a great day. “Curtain Call” is the first single off of LB’s new album Leftback which drops on April 20th, and it features Khrysis the Animal on the boards. This is definitely a real nice track, but it hurts me to think that this will be the last time we will hear a full length album from Phonte & Big Pooh. You will hear Phonte & Big Pooh spitting their usual dope verses, but at the end of the song Phonte shouts out some of the acts that he feels will be able to carry the torch; some of the names might surprise you.
Download: Little Brother, “Curtain Call” (Prod. By Khrysis)
Big shouts to Nah Right on the find.
I know, I know, I’m a little bit late on this one, but you know what they say: “It’s better late than never”. I really hope most people are as excited as I am about this one. Phonte and Big Pooh will be dropping their fourth and final album Leftback on April 20th through Hall of Justus Records. I have to say, I’m sad to view the absence of 9th Wonder from the producer credits, but other than that, this album looks like it’s going be some quality material. I’m a huge Little Brother fan, so I can assure you that I will be picking up my copy on April 20th. Follow me after the jump for the tracklisting. Continue reading
Have I ever mentioned that Minneapolis Hip-Hop is the shit? BK-One, who is Brother Ali’s tour DJ, will be dropping his new album Rádio Do Canibal with Benzilla on October 6th. This is the first leak off of the project and it features MPLS native Brother Ali, Phonte & The Grouch. The beat on this track is bananas, and it’s definitely something I could see myself listening to on a regular basis. It sounds like this project is going to be nothing short of amazing, and it will have a star studded cast of emcees. Over the instrumentals you will hear: Black Thought, Brother Ali, Phonte, The Grouch, Murs, Slug, Raekwon, Blueprint, P.O.S., Blueprint, Toki Wright & many more. You can go over to Fifth Element and pre-order the album now, which is probably a good idea. Follow me after the jump to download the track and peep the tracklisting. Continue reading
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Talk about an amazing group. The Foreign Exchange has been one of my favorite groups over the past few years, and it’s because not many people mesh as well as Phonte & Nicolay. I had given the album Leave it all Behind some rough comments, but since then I have learned to love the album a great deal. The video for “House of Cards” (Feat. Muhsinah) is nothing short of incredible, everything is pristine from the production to the concept. It just might be up there with “House of Flying Daggers” for one of the top videos of the year.
Spotted @ Hip Hop Official
This is another great piece of news to wake up to this morning. Apathy (of the Demigodz, Army of the Pharaohs, Get Busy Committee, etc.) will be releasing his new album Wanna Snuggle?, his sophomore follow up to Eastern Philosophy on October 6th. If you haven’t been acquainted with this guy, you need to. He’s a great emcee and he’s fucking hilarious on the microphone. I personally loved Eastern Philosophy, and I’ve been a fan since I heard him on JMT’s Psycho Social album. Anyways, I checked my BlackBerry this morning and found the leak for the first single “True Love” which features Phonte. This track is dope, and I highly suggest you guys check this shit.
Download: Apathy, “True Love” (Feat. Phonte)
Little Brother is probably one of my favorite groups that I’ve ever heard. When 9th Wonder, Big Pooh & Phonte are all together in rare form on an album, they remind me of a force that nothing in this world could possibly stop. I personally am a big fan of The Listening & Getback, but I think these guys are in their top form on The Minstrel Show. Everything about this album is desirable, 9th Wonder’s beats on this album are more soulful than ever, and Te’s & Pooh’s rhymes are most definitely the most on point that they’ve ever been. Another thing that makes this album exceptional is that it’s a concept album that is done the right way. Albums like this make me think that if these guys would have stayed together they could have been one of the greatest trios in Hip-Hop history. Continue reading