Little Brother

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Ramsey Lewis

Across decades and dozens of studio albums, pianist and composer, Ramsey Lewis, explored the intersections of jazz and pop music.… Read More

September 14, 2022

Premiere: Watch DJ Rasta Root Breakdown the Story of Phife Dawg’s “Dear Dilla (Reprise)”

DJ Rasta Root, producer and longtime manager of the late Phife Dawg breaks down how he created the beat for… Read More

August 23, 2022

10 DJ Drama Mixtapes That Defined the Golden Era of Gangsta Grillz

Take a look back at DJ Drama's wildly influential Gangsta Grillz mixtape series, the soundtrack to the DatPiff era of… Read More

July 12, 2022

After Years of Anticipation, the Posthumous Phife Dawg Album ‘Forever’ Has Been Released

The first posthumous album from Phife Dawg is star-studded with features from fellow ATCQ member Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Rapsody and… Read More

March 22, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Alchemist, BADBADNOTGOOD, and More

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set… Read More

October 8, 2021

Little Brother Tells Fans Not to Support ‘Minstrel Show’ Vinyl Release Due to Royalties Dispute

Little Brother is telling their fans not to support the vinyl rerelease of their classic sophomore album, The Minstrel Show.… Read More

September 21, 2021

First Look Friday: Lyric Jones Raps Better Than Your Favorite MC

For our latest First Look Friday, we talked to Lyric Jones, who spoke about her career path, lyricism in modern-day… Read More

December 4, 2020

Little Brother Gets Ready For A Live Show In New “Everything” Music Video

The track is from the rap duo's latest album, May the Lord Watch. Little Brother has released a new music video… Read More

April 8, 2020

Little Brother Announce Reunion Tour Dates for 2020

Phonte and Pooh are hitting the road this year. The Little Brother reunion tour is spilling into the new year.… Read More

January 12, 2020

Little Brother Says “More Music Is Coming” Following Their Return With ‘May The Lord Watch’

Little Brother also talk about how they went through 500 beats for May the Lord Watch. Little Brother isn't just stopping… Read More

November 26, 2019

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

Come for the lyrical breakdown, stay for Pooh's Michael Jordan story. Little Brother is the latest guest on Genius' Verified series.… Read More

September 22, 2019

10 Takeaways From Little Brother’s Brilliant Comeback Album ‘May the Lord Watch’

Little Brother has released a new studio album, May the Lord Watch. And the album is everything LB fans were… Read More

August 21, 2019

Stream Little Brother’s First Album in Almost 10 Years, ‘May the Lord Watch’

Little Brother is officially back. It's been almost 10 years since Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh came together for a… Read More

August 20, 2019

What it Was Like to Watch Little Brother Reunite at the Art of Cool Festival in North Carolina [RECAP]

The 2018 Art of Cool Festival went down in Durham, NC. Legends like Nas and Erykah Badu performed, but the… Read More

October 3, 2018