Big K.R.I.T. week keeps going. Here we get a retrospective and introspective K.R.I.T. over something smooth to ride to. Toss this in the tape deck of the ‘Lac and ride out….wait, CD player and…..well, upload it to your iPod and get to cruising. The saxophone just sets the mood.
You would be hard pressed to find a hip-hop group that started with more of a bang than Little Brother did. Since then Phonte has done nothing short of snatch the opportunity he was given and run with it. He linked with Nicolay and started Foreign Exchange, he dropped guest verses on some classic tracks, he created some great music with Zo!, and in 2011 we finally got a solo project from him with Charity Starts At Home. We were not disappointed, Phonte delivered as we have come to expect him to. “Dance In The Reign” was produced by Pac Div mastermind Swift D and features frequent collaborator Sy Smith on the vocals. The album featured notable production from Stro Elliot, 9th Wonder, and Khrysis along side excellent rappings from Evidence, Big K.R.I.T., Pharoahe Monch, and Elzhi. We hope that one day we get another Little Brother LP, but we know it’s a bleak pipe dream at best. We are in good hands though since Phonte says grinding and Rapper Big Pooh recently signed to Mello Music Group. A group project is probably out of the picture but at least the guys are still working.