Phonte Coleman and Rapper Big Pooh — collectively known as the North Carolina Hip Hop duo Little Brother — thrilled their fans when they resurfaced with a reunion album in 2019 called May The Lord Watch, their first joint effort since 2010’s Leftback.
The album harkened back to an era where the skits were plentiful and rhymes were dense, temporarily whetting the palates of Hip Hop purists everywhere. Over two years later, Little Brother hasn’t released any follow-up material, but that doesn’t mean other people aren’t trying to capitalize off their work.
On Tuesday (September 21), Rapper Big Pooh revealed ABB Records re-issued Little Brother’s 2005 effort, The Minstrel Show, without their permission. He also accused the label of not properly compensating them for the project and not paying them for their 2003 debut, The Listening. Subsequently, he’s asking Little Brother fans not to purchase the album.
I see ABB Records has decided to put up a repress of The Minstrel Show on vinyl instead of answering for 16 years of non payment on TMS or answering for 18 years of non payment for The Listening. Humbly asking that you not support bad business practices. Thank you for listening.— Rapper Big Pooh (@RapperBigPooh) September 21, 2021