The Return of Little Brother.

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Homecoming: The Story Behind Little Brother’s Surprise Reunion at The 2018 Art of Cool Festival

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 Archived footage courtesy of Chaundon, Big Dho, Little Brother Drone footage by Justin Eisner

The Listening: The Story Behind Little Brother’s Debut Album

Started in a college dorm room by a group of North Carolina Central students in 2001, the Justus League collective and offshoot trio 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, who appears in the documentary.Through the use of extensive interviews with the group and never before seen archival footage, The Listening chronicles a key moment in Little Brother’s past and present: the creation of their first album.It is the first 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.

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