Chester French (Ivy Leaguers D.A. Wallach and Maxwell Drummey) are signed to Pharrell's Star Trak label. The song has also been sampled by Mr. Mickey Factz (not disney, google him now, the name's Mickey!)
They performed at Solange's birthday party a while back and were also a feature in February Teen Vogue.
To say this is Little Brother's best album to date feels like I'm undermining their other works, so I will say this, this is MY favourite Little Brother album, and I'm not just saying.
I can listen to this album all day, everyday, without skipping any tracks. From Phonte and Big Pooh's wonderful rhymes, to Phonte's alter ego 'Percy Miracles' and the side splitting skits, this album is definitely one of the better hip hop albums put out in the past few years; not to mention 9th Wonder's fantastic production.
sidebar: 9th left the group but still does some production for them.
You are now tuned into UBN ( U Black Niggas Network) 'watching' The Minstrel Show.
>>and then PLEASE proceed to purchase it HERE if you like it. We need these people around.<<
There was this time in my life where strangely, when I would wake up (and this happened for quite some time), the song Beautiful Morning would be playing. I found it very odd, nice, but still odd. Maybe I had the album on repeat and when the song would play I would automatically get up...*shrugs*
'each day's another chance to do the things I could have/ done the day before but didn't and known I should have/ so I say a prayer for the gone for gooders/ who left this world then kiss my girl good morning sugar/ another sunrise, and as much as I would love/ to roll over on you, I cannot do it because/ the good Lord I prayed to him/ and He said 'Niggas is listening now', so I better have something to say to 'em/'
'sometimes I think I'm from another world, when I'm trying to tell a woman just exactly where I stand at; I want a girl when I want a girl, and when I don't want a girl I want a girl who understands that'
Slow It Down
'and I agree that everyone's a biter, but if you xerox the style, then thats infringing on my copyright'
We Got Now
Personal Faves: Gosh, everything! Beautiful Morning and Slow It Down have special places in my heart. Lovin' It is just the dOpEness. All For You, Say It Again, Sincerely Yours, We Got Now.
Cheatin', performed by 'Percy Miracles', (I like to think), pokes fun at certain RnB singers. '1,2,3,4,5, really wanted you to be my wife
6,7,8,9,10, really wanted you to be my friend
11,12,13,14,15, can't think of nothing that rhymes with 15'
'ooh Lord, the backround singers just messed up, well Percy I don't give a f*ck!'
PS: I made all my friends listen to the 5th & Fashion skit, gets me everytime! '...ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, oooooh, (at 5th & Fashion), better call yo' niggaaaaaarrrr!!!'
As they said, these cats aint game playing around, they're staying around...and thank God for that. Mickey is hotter than armpits in august (LOL...his words not mine), and I just have nothing but love for Von Pea, Donwill and Illyas.
Here goes Nas' new video for Hero with Keri Hilson. This song goes HARD!!!
Meanwhile, Untitled is going to be on repeat for a while! The album is Nas just doing him really; addressing issues he feels need to be addressed while dropping some beautiful bars in the process, so I'm gonna say nothing new here, but that doesn't make it any less of the fantastic album that it is.
On America he addresses the racial disparity which goes on in day-to-day America with a not-so-veiled reference to the Sean Bell decision. Sly Fox is Nas' finest hour on this album IMO; he addresses the ways in which the media try to manipulate the public while specifially going at Bill O'Reilly and Fox News. CBS also gets a shot in this 4:23 minute long lyrical annihilation of the media; '...when I watch CBS, I see B.S'. Nas tells us, 'watch what you're watching'.
Sidebar: Rappers are loving Nigeria these days...LOL...first Weezy and now Nas...see Y'all My N*ggas.
On We're Not Alone, we're told to rasie our children right, and rightly so, as 'from the seed comes the fruit'. He also goes on to explain the effect of the nigger's past struggles on his actions today. '...Now we pop to prove anything's possible/ my pimp strut was invented when they whipped us'
Bottomline: BUY THE ALBUM!!! It will be well worth your money! Out July 15th. Straight dOpeNeSS