Academy Events presents
Tuesday 7 April 2020
O2 Academy Islington, London
Tickets: £24.50 adv from ticketmaster.co.uk or 0844 477 2000
US pioneering hip-hop group Little Brother will bring their live show to Europe to play their only UK gig on Tuesday 7 April 2020 at O2 Academy Islington, London. They surprised fans in August of last year, with the release of their fifth studio album May The Lord Watch in August, nine years after they formally broke up.
With production by Black Milk, Khrysis, Nottz, and Focus and guest appearances by Questlove, and New York radio personality Peter Rosenberg; and vocals by Blakk Soul, Carlitta Durand, Darien Brockington the release received great reviews including Pitchfork calling it “A warm, breezy LP that recalls the best of their original work …May the Lord Watch is the result of clear-eyed reflection, of getting older and wiser and realizing that petty differences shouldn’t dissolve a true brotherhood.”
The critically acclaimed hip-hop group from Durham, North Carolina known as Little Brother is credited as one of the first buzzing rap acts in the world of online message boards in a pre-streaming internet era. At the helm of the new millennium resurgence of alternative rap in the early 2000s, the group helped pioneer (particularly for southern hip-hop) “grown man” or “every man” rap, relating to the working-class and everyday person.
The original Little Brother trio– rappers Phonte and Big Pooh and DJ/producer 9th Wonder –formed as college students at North Carolina Central University in 1998. The group anchored a 12-member crew called the Justus League, and went on to release four acclaimed studio albums, and several mixtapes in between, before disbanding in April 2010.
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