Academy Events presents

Little Broth­er

Tues­day 7 April 2020

O2 Academy Isling­ton, Lon­don


Tick­ets: £24.50 adv from 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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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.