Little Brother is back.
At the 2018 Art of Cool Festival, Little Brother performed together for the first time in a decade. It was a highlight of the year. Also, a surprise: for years fans wondered if a reunion would ever actually happen.
It did, and now here’s the story of how it happened.
In the documentary, the three detailed how difficult it was getting all three to come together. One of the more interesting tidbits is that the driving force was Questlove, who was trying to get the group back together behind the scenes.
Another interesting thing revealed is that the death of Phife Dawg had a huge impact on the group. Pooh talks about texting Phonte:
Yo man, whether we speak again or become close again or whatever — it doesn’t matter. I just wanted to let you know, you’ll always be my brother. I love you.’ And he ended up responding back. He was like, ‘Yo. I love you too…,’ whatever-whatever, ‘Let’s get on the phone.’ And he called me. And we ended up talking for about four hours.
Last month, Okayplayer premiered The Listening, a documentary The North Carolina Arts Council detailing the group’s origins and the creation of their critically-adored 2003 debut. Both documentaries were directed by Holland Gallagher.
The Little Brother rollout plan is here. Watch Homecoming below.