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