My Life According To Phonte Part 5: Charity Starts At Home

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For a newly married man, <em>Charity Starts At Home</em> was a guide to married life that didn't pull any punches.

The Foreign Exchange

My Life According To Phonte Part 4: The Milk’s Gone Bad

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When I started this series about Phonte, I knew it'd come to this. This being about the time Tigallo let me down.

The Minstrel Show

The iPod Shuffle – Little Brother’s “Cheatin”

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Revisiting the hilarious throwback from <em>The Minstrel Show</em>.


My Life According To Phonte Part 3: Tigallo Sets The Blueprint

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Two people made me want to do what I do for a living now.

Rapper Big Pooh

My Life According To Phonte, Part 2: Blackface And A Storm Named Katrina

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I'm not sure if this is true for everyone in college, but it's pretty much law for everyone I've talked to.

#Kanye West

The iPod Shuffle – Little Brother Ft. Kanye West and Consequence’s “I See Now”

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It doesn't seem so long ago when Little Brother were the exciting, new hip-hop kids on the block and Kanye West wasn't a pop star we wanted to <a href="">punch in the face</a>.

Rapper Big Pooh

My Life According To Phonte, Part 1: Backpacking To North Carolina

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Prologue: I hate that when Little Brother is mentioned, Rapper Big Pooh is merely an afterthought.

The Listening

The iPod Shuffle – Little Brother’s “The Yo-Yo”

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Music in your formative years often ties to a good memory or feeling.

#Jay Z

Surviving The Struggle: 20 Motivational Rap Songs

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Rap's full of obnoxious boasts and rants of wanting life's finer things.


Count It Off: 22 Tunes With Numbered Titles

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Graphics By <a href="">Dimplez</a> We here at The Smoking Section love playlists (as evidenced by our <a href="">monthly Crew Love posts</a>).


On Drake, Phonte & The Fear Of Getting Murdered On Your Own Sh*t

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In this month's issue of The Source, cover boy <a href="">Drake</a> dished out his top five albums of all time.


Little Brother Grows Up: 9th Wonder & Phonte Reconcile

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As fans of many Hip-Hop purists' favorite trio from the past decade, it's been a shame to see <a href="">Little Brother</a> fall apart for whatever reason, especially since we here @ TSS have grown up alongside them, to a <a href="">certain extent</a>.


Gordon Gartrell Radio – Episode 19


<a href=""> Pic: <a href="">GOT</a> With over an hour of music and social commentary, the Shirt is back.


Gordon Gartrell Radio – Episode 18

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<a href=""> The shirt is back! In "The RIP Fat Beats Edition" of GG Radio, Phonte laments the death of one of his favorite record stores, explains the tragedy that is Montana Fishburne, and gives tips on Twitter etiquette. We shall all be entertained. <a href="">Gordon Gartrell Radio – Episode 18</a> | <a href="">Download</a>.


5.8 The Cooler

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Meisha Dear Mama: 15 Mother's Day Videos [Billboard] Woman Bedbound For 6 Months By Huge Breasts [The Sun] Every Magazine Your Girlfriend Ever Read [TRU] Alabama Man Awarded $1,000,000 for Perfection [2KSports] 40,000 Sex Workers Will Flood South Africa for the World Cup [Gawker] Little Brother [...].


The Week That Was: The RIP Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal Edition

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<a href=""> -- <a href="">Guru's</a> passing put a damper on <a href="">4:20</a> and perhaps added incentive for countless fans to "<a href="">Take Two And Pass</a>" with his spirit in mind.

Rapper Big Pooh

“Curtain Call” – Review Of Little Brother’s LeftBack

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<a href=""> In the beginning, there are dreams, fantasies and wishful thinking. The dream of entering the Hip-Hop game with your closest friends seemed all too alluring for many to pass up the smallest of opportunity. There's the fantasy of being able to strike it rich without having to compromise morals, artistic credibility or allegiance to one another as well. For all, that type of wishful thinking only pans out to reality in the movies. Nothing is as it seems, and people, well, they change for better or worse. But best believe, they do change. It was all a dream for Durham, North Carolina's Little Brother. Perhaps boasting one of the biggest underground followings the culture has ever witnessed, the trio of Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh and producer <a href="">9th Wonder</a> achieved the critical acclaim that friends sit up until dawn dreaming about as they accomplished with their first pair of albums.


Little Brother – “Star”

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Checking the labeling of the song, <a href="">Phonte</a> dubbed this one "Straight from myTunes to yoTunes.


Album Sampler: Little Brother’s LeftBack

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I will not, shall not, cannot indulge in this one early.

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