Little Brother is back!
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.