After not performing nor even talking for years, Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh and 9th Wonder, aka 'Little Brother" had a surprise reunion in 2018. In this new documentary, they sit down and tell the story of how they came back together:
In 2018 Little Brother shocked the hip hop community with a surprise reunion at the Art of Cool music festival in Durham, N.C. Their unannounced reunion came together in a matter of hours, and marked the first time the group had performed together in over a decade. Started in a college dorm room by a group of North Carolina Central students in 2001, Little Brother defined the sound of Durham hip-hop for years to come, constructing a style altogether distinct from everything to the north and south. This level of innovation turned heads with some of hip-hop’s biggest names, and the members of Little Brother (9th Wonder, Big Pooh and Phonte) have gone on to work with superstars like Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and Questlove. Through candid interviews with the founding members of Little Brother, this short film explores the story behind the band's estrangement and subsequent reunion show. It is the second of two short films about the group directed by Holland Randolph Gallagher, creator of the web series Hype, and produced in collaboration with Little Brother for Come Hear North Carolina. It is the latest in a long line of projects commissioned by the North Carolina Arts Council as part of their Come Hear NC initiative with the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
http://www.comehearnc.com/ Directed by Holland Randolph Gallagher
Produced by Holland Randolph Gallagher, Bruce F. Cole, Phonte Coleman
Interviewees: Phonte Coleman, Thomas 'Rapper Big Pooh' Jones III, Patrick '9th Wonder' Douthit, Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson, Cicely Mitchell, Sulaiman Mausi
Sound by Jay Gallagher Score by vacayvacayvacay
Performance footage courtesy of Art of Cool Festival, CLTure A
rchived footage courtesy of Chaundon, Big Dho, Little Brother
Drone footage by Justin Eisner
Also check out the story of how they came formed and put together their debut album "The Listening"