With their last release, Getback, coming in 2007, Little Brother members Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh have spent the last few years working on their own individual projects. Now, the critically-acclaimed North Carolina duo will join forces once more to drop their fourth studio album LeftBack.
While this latest release was initially only going to be an EP, Phonte said he felt the fans deserved a full-length album. “I didn’t want our last record to be a bunch of second-rate material. I wanted to walk away from Little Brother knowing that I gave our fans all that I had to give, and said everything I wanted to say. With LeftBack, I’ve done that.”
Stepping up their promotional game compared to the past, four official music videos will accompany their newest album, whereas their last several projects only yielded one music video. “Three albums, three mixtapes, one video. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense in this day and age. We have always lacked in the visual department, and I think it will be refreshing to finally offer the people those visuals,” said Pooh. An exclusive DVD, filled with previous tour footage, will also be included with the release.
Production on LeftBack includes cuts from Khrysis, Denaun Porter, Zo!, Symbolyc One, J. Bizness and King Karnov. In terms of features, fans can expect to hear guest appearances from Torae, Jozeemo, and Truck North.
LeftBack will be released on April 20 through Hall Of Justus.