Jamla Records is dropping GQ’s Rated Oakland on June 24th. On the latest release GQ teams up with Nipsey Hussle and Rapper Big Pooh over some unquestionable 9th Wonder production. So after working with each other on “Jambalaya” from Pooh’s Fat Boy Fresh 3.5 last year, we get another pairing of the two. So can we get things squashed between Pooh and ‘Te? Then can we get a LB song, just a song, I can start there. Of course, I’m going to need an album after that. Just saying. Oh and grab GQ’s Rated Oakland in 2 weeks.
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.
That damn Pimp Trick Gangsta Click album….I wish there was a wack music police department….I’d be lying if I didn’t say I wanted to see another LB album, and I know the U.S.S.R. is more likely to invade the Rocky Mountains just north of Denver than to see it, but still I can dream can’t I? At least these cats are all still doing their own thing. Raise you hand if you knew “Speed” had a video? Bueller? Bueller? Shout out to Big Dho getting his Bill Duke on….
Off Phonte’s Charity Starts At Home album, “Dance In The Reign” was produced by Swiff D and is my second favorite track from the album behind “Sending My Love”. Glad they shot a video for this track and if you haven’t already go pick up Charity Starts At Home, which I think wins my favorite album of ’11 award…..that could change in 15 minutes though….
From Dirty Pretty Things, Pooh, who is obviously still reeling from the butt kicking he received this past week in fantasy football, drops the video for “They Say” I wish we could get the LB reunion, but it seems once one relationship is patched up another goes sour……..
Rapper Big Pooh, fed up with Cereal, decides to holler at Montage One and hit up Los Angeles for some good eats. First up, Earlez Grille…..staple LA landmark. May I recommend the Chicken Hot Link and a glass of Playerz Punch. And don’t trip, if it’s your fist time there, you just might have to do your own dishes. The spot was founded by Don Jaqwarr, you know “I Get Wicked” from Ice Cube’s Predator album? Oh, production handled by this guy named Madlib, he’s aight…..Dope video, look out for Fatboy Fresh Vol. 1 – For Members Only. It’s just a google search away….
Where were you when you first heard…………………….