Aug 18, 2013

Throwback: Little Brother - "Lovin It"

I recently came across the original sample (Stylistics - One Night Affair) that 9th Wonder flipped for their one and only hit that was turned into a music video during their time on Atlantic Records. It made me go back and study how 9th chopped the beat, but also revisit what was to be the second coming of True School artists lead by then-backbacker Kanye West and the likes of Little Brother and Dilated Peoples. This track still has power with the spirit of underground hip hop and shows a group too talented not to have made a bigger mark with the MTV crowd. The concept for "The Minstrel Show" was lost on the general public, but those who recognized the talent in the group and the message that consumers generally only buy what they know fits in a "box" stuck with the group even after they flirted with major label success. #TROY

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