inevitable that all the great groups split up: A Tribe Called Quest, NWA, Pete Rock &
CL Smooth, Gang Starr, Brand Nubian, EPMD,
and the list goes on. While Little
Brother's split was more like The
Beatnuts with the third of the trio leaving, 9th Wonder was a lot more important than Kool Ass Fashion. Public opinion on Little Brother has taken an interesting path. After The Listening plenty of folks seemed to
think that Phonte and Pooh were unworthy of 9th's silky
instrumentals. While I never bought that, Phonte's
huge improvement by The Minstrel Show
killed any of that talk anyway. Critics were now firmly diggin at Pooh, with some grumblings that 9th needed to switch his style up.
it's time for the Getback, LB is off Atlantic and 9th is no longer
a part of the group. Pooh in the
meantime, is out for some getback of his own, making huge strides as an emcee
for album number three. This is evident from the album's very first verse when Pooh out with the viciousness; "they talk about us not using the word nigga/I
wanna speak about some issues much bigga/like most black folks live below the poverty
line/and they wonder why the fuck we attracted to crime/got niggas shootin'
niggas at the drop of a dime/babies in the street dying way before their
time/many single parent mothers pack the welfare line."