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“We Wanted it to Feel Like Black Superhero Music” – Watch Little Brother Dissect “Black Magic (Make It Better)”

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Come for the lyrical breakdown, stay for Pooh’s Michael Jordan story.

Little Brother is the latest guest on Genius’ Verified series.

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Sitting shoulder-to-shoulder against the safety yellow backdrop, Phonte and Big Pooh picked apart lyrics on “Black Magic (Make It Better),” off the group’s first album in 16 years, May The Lord Watch, and underscored some of the track’s hidden jabs at performative activism and fairweather fandom.

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But it wasn’t all bar biopsy. While discussing his competitive streak, Pooh revealed how the group once met Michael Jordan — draped in a crushed burgundy velvet smoker’s jacked and, of course, his beloved boot-cut denim — and his fairly-complected groupies at an afterparty where DJ Premier was on the ones and twos.

You can watch Little Brother dissect “Black Magic (Make It Better)” and tell the whole Jordan story below. Scroll on for the duo’s fall touring schedule.

Tour Dates:

October 10th @ Empire Garage – Austin, TX
October 11th @ Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
October 12th @ Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
October 17th @ Howard Theatre – Washington, DC
November 1st @ Center Stage Theater – Atlanta, GA
November 10th @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
November 18th @ The Showbox – Seattle, WA
November 21st @ Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
November 22nd @ Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV

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