Although the avid Little Brother fans would probably want nothing more than for LB to hop in a hot tub machine and make everything right with 9th Wonder again, those days seem to be long gone, and so is that familiar sound we all fell in love with.
But, on their newest (and reportedly last) release, Phonte and Big Pooh try their hardest to supplant your “back in the good ol’ days” memories of the group with new ones. As Phonte put it himself on the track Tigallo for Dolo on the album, “21 years ago I used to slang verses, but 10 years later I am not the same person. Whole new perspective, not the same purpose…”. And that seems to be the overall theme of the album. Although it’s not my favorite of the LB collection, (I’ll attempt to save my opinions until after a few more listens) as with any other album from the group, it’s definitely worth a listen. Now whether or not you cough up the $9.99 for that listen is up to you.
If you’re in the DC area, you can catch LB at the Black Cat on May 14th. Tickets have yet to go on sale.