Leftback LP

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Leftback
Studio album by Little Brother
Released April 20, 2010
Recorded 2007-2009
Genre Hip hop
Alternative hip hop
Label Hall of Justus Records
Producer Denaun Porter
J.Bizness
Khrysis
King Karnov
S1
Caleb
Young R.J.
Zo!
Little Brother chronology
Getback
(2007)
Leftback
(2010)
Singles from Leftback
  1. "Curtain Call"
    Released: 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[2]
HipHopSite.Com 3.5/5 stars[3]
Planetill (3.25/5)[4]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[5]
The Smoking Section 3/5 stars[6]
TheWordIsBond.com (3.4/5)[7]
Yoraps (3.25/5)[8]

Leftback is the fourth and final studio album by Little Brother. It was released on April 21, 2010 via Hall of Justus Records.

Background[edit]

During a May 2008 interview with hiphopgame.com, Rapper Big Pooh hinted that he and Phonte may never record another album together. "That's so far in the future. We don't know if we are even gonna do another Little Brother album at this point. We are working on our personal projects right now.[4] After this report, Phonte did announce another album--Leftback--but he also announced that the group would subsequently take a Black Star-esque hiatus, wherein he and Big Pooh will collaborate, but another group album will not be released for a long while[5]. Recently, former group member 9th Wonder mentioned through his Twitter that "A Little Brother album doesn't sound like a bad idea these days man, people are leaving, you just don't know..", stemming from the passing of the former member of Slum Village Baatin.

Most recently, Rapper Big Pooh posted a bulletin via MySpace stating that he, along with 9th Wonder and Phonte, are no longer doing features as a group, but that he was still available to do solo features as himself. In the same post, he also mentioned that Leftback was near the end of the completion process.

On March 27, 2010, Phonte and 9th Wonder fought through Twitter over a beat that 9th Wonder produced and did not want on the album Leftback.[9]

The album was leaked on April 9.

Early reviews of the album rated it beneath the level of their earlier work. Hip-Hop critic Odeisel cited Leftback as having "a few too many similar songs placed together. It's not their worst album, but it doesn't surpass their better albums/mixtapes."[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album sold 4,600 copies in its first week; it debuted at #128 on the Billboard 200.[11]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Curtain Call (Produced By Khrysis)
  2. Table For Two (feat. Jozeemo & Yahzarah) (Produced By Khrysis)
  3. Tigallo For Dolo (Produced By Khrysis)
  4. Revenge (feat. Truck North & Median) (Produced By Khrysis)
  5. So Cold (feat. Chaundon) (Produced By King Karnov)
  6. Second Chances (feat. Bilal & Darien Brockington) (Produced By Denaun Porter)
  7. Go Off Go On (Produced By Khrysis)
  8. What We Are (feat. Quiana) (Produced By Young R.J.)
  9. After The Party (feat. Carlitta Durand) (S1 & Caleb's Who Shot JR Ewing Remix) (Produced By S1 and Caleb)
  10. Two Step Blues (feat. Darien Brockington) (Zo's Purple Suit With The Matching Gators Remix) (Produced By Zo!)
  11. Get Enough Pt. 2 (feat. Khrysis) (Produced By Khrysis)
  12. Before The Night Is Over (Produced By J.Bizness)
  13. 24 (feat. Torae) (Produced By Khrysis)

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