Little Brother Prep Final Group Album

Phonte and Big Pooh of Little Brother recently announced that they will be releasing their fourth and last album, LeftBack, for this spring.

Originally intended to be an EP, the group shares that they ultimately decided on a full album. “I didn’t want our last record to be a bunch of second-rate material,” Phonte said in a statement. “I wanted to walk away from Little Brother knowing that I gave our fans all that I had to give, and said everything I wanted to say. With Leftback, I’ve done that.”

Not only will it be a complete LP but it will also include four music videos and a DVD of bonus material compiled into a documentary format, something new for the North Carolina duo who’s never been heavy on the visuals.

“Three albums, three mixtapes, one video,” says Big Pooh. “It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense in this day and age. We have always lacked in the visual department, and I think it will be refreshing to finally offer people those visuals.”

The good guys have plans to go on tour this year as well around the release of their album which is slated for April 20.

In related news Phonte was recently nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Urban/Alternative performance category for his work with Dutch producer Nicolay as The Foreign Exchange and he is already planning to drop his first solo album for next fall. The Grammy’s air on CBS this Sunday, January 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. —Brooklyne Gipson

  • AZ40

    I liked some of there joints…that’s how these rap cats get grammys hook up with someone from outta the country, look at cee-lo he got even bigger after hooking up with that cat dangermouse,I believe his name is, and started gnarls barkley(no relation to charles)

    • Brotha

      Little Brother is cool. The pick some good beats. But Dangermouse if from upstate NY I think. He does seem like he’s from overseas tho.

      Phonte is def a super talent glad he got a grammy nom.

  • JTM

    WHY CAN’T LIL WAYNE QUIT? I LOVE LITTLE BROTHER THEY CAN NOT STOP MAKING ALBUMS WE NEED THEM

  • http://j-mace.deviantart.com Shawty J

    I’m very disappointed to hear that LB is splitting up. Hopefully they haven’t ruled out collaborating in the future.

  • Ladidadida

    It sounded to me like POOH had some thoughts on this in his “The Purple Tape”. It was brief but seemed like ther was some frustration behind it

  • http://www.jango.com/music/EmCDL EmCDL

    I’ll admit I’m a LB stan to the fullest. Ever since I listened to The Minstrel Show and Chitlin Circuit 1.5, I’ve been a stan ever since. It hurts me to see them split up like this, they are such talented cats when on the mic together. Like Shawty J said I hope they don’t rule out collaborating in the future, especially with 9th….SMH…..

    Even though I have all of Little Brother’s albums, I have yet to listen to The Foreign Exchange albums. Are they any good?

    • twoholla

      the 1st foreign exchange is dope to the fullest with Phonte spitting ‘grown man intelligent’ lyrics & sidekick von p…the 2nd foreign exchange is DOPE too but NO RAPPING…just phonte singing…& Pooh’s ‘sleepers’ is thorough but the ‘delightful bars’ is OKAY…Pooh is good in his own right but when compared to the very multi-talented Phonte (ex. think big boi vs. andre 3k, busta rhymes vs. the leaders of the new school)….he can’t compare wit ‘tay’…seemingly he steps his game up a little when he’s rocking with phonte in Little Brother

      • http://www.jango.com/music/EmCDL EmCDL

        Oh yeah I know about Pooh Bear LOL. Dude always seem to spit hard when he with Phonte but on his own he’s so-so.

        Thanks for the good word on the albums, I’m definitely coppin’…

    • magnus

      yeah, both jawns are dope. you should take a listen. Man, this is tragic….LB is my favorite hip-hop group out right now cause OutKast haven’t put anything out in awhile.

  • El Tico Loco

    We need more groups like that to balance the game out. I got most of their albums Foreign exchange is the closest you get to a Phonte solo album but Delightful Bars and Sleepers weren’t too shabby either.

  • http://myspace.com/ncprecise ncprecise

    i’ve been down with little brother since ‘The Listening which i place right beside RD and Illmatic…. it tore me to shreds when they parted ways with 9th… i don’t think anything can get worse than that feeling i felt when that happened… so though i am sad to hear that pooh and phonte are breaking up, the damage has already been done to me. i jus really wish phonte would get over whatever it is that pissed him off and jus collab with 9th for their last album… do it for the fans bruh PLEEEEASE

    @EmCDL, the Foreign Exchange albums are good too. Connected (which is the first one) is my personal favorite. More rapping on that one. The second one is cool, but just know you’re buying a straight r&b album with that one… but yes… get ‘Connected.

  • Nick

    get 9th on that and maybe they’ve got something to talk about… big pooh and phonte sound great together but 9th was the glue

  • http://bones_42@hotmail.com Doobie42

    sad day for hip hop

  • BIGNAT

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LB STAY TOGETHER IF NOT AT LEAST KEEP DOING MUSIC. I THINK PHONTE IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED ARTIST EVER, MAN HIS VERSUS ON THE SONG DREAMS FROM THE GET BACK ALBUM. JUST GO LISTEN TO THAT