Little Brother Announces Fourth and Final LP 'LeftBack'
North Carolina rap duo Little Brother have announced a release date for their fourth and final album, Leftback.
According to group members Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh, the release will be a traditional full-length album, as opposed to their original plan to make it an EP, to satisfy their longtime fans.
"I didn't want our last record to be a bunch of second-rate material," Phonte told AllHipHop.com in a statement "I wanted to walk away from Little Brother knowing that I gave our fans all that I had to give, and said everything I wanted to say. With LeftBack, I've done that."
The album features a number of production by a variety contributors, including Denaun Porter, Zo!, Symbolyc One, J. Bizness, King Karnoy and longtime collaborator Khrysis.
Rappers Truck North, Torae, Chaundon, Median and singers Darien Brockington and Yahzarah round out the guest appearances on the group’s "final" album.
According to Big Pooh, the group has only released one official video for their previous three releases, despite releasing will received albums like The Listening (2003), The Minstrel Show (2005) and GetBack (2007).
For their LeftBack, the group will make up for lost time by shooting and releasing four videos from the new album, which will be directed by Matt Koza.
Additionally, a limited edition DVD will come with the first run of LeftBack.
"Three albums, three mixtapes, one video," Big Pooh stated. "It doesn't make a whole lot of sense in this day and age. We have always lacked in the visual department, and I think it will be refreshing to finally offer the people those visuals."
Little Brother will also announce a tour to support LeftBack, which is due in Stores April 20 via Hall of Justus Records.