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Little Brother

When Little Brother emerged from North Carolina in ’03 with their critically acclaimed gem The Listening, their throwback style was a welcome breath of fresh air. However, after the group’s major-label follow-up, 2005’s The Minstrel Show, failed to crack 90,000 on SoundScan, a change of Sam Cooke proportions loomed on the horizon. So at the top of 2007, LB split not only from Atlantic Records but from their most celebrated member and sole producer, 9th Wonder, as well. Now, with the winds of change at their backs, MCs Phonte and Big Pooh return to their independent roots with Getback. The disc’s ...

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