Leftback LP

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Studio album by Little Brother
Released April 20, 2010
Recorded 2007-2009
The Peanut Gallery
Chopp Shopp Studios
Durham, North Carolina
Genre Hip hop, Alternative hip hop
Length 51:52
Label Hall of Justus, Traffic
Producer Denaun Porter, J.Bizness, Khrysis, King Karnov, Symbolyc One (S1), Caleb, Young RJ, Zo!
Little Brother chronology
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]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[4]
The Smoking Section 3/5 stars[5]
TheWordIsBond.com (3.4/5)[6]
Yoraps (3.25/5)[7]

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


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.[8]

The album was leaked on April 9. Early reviews of the album rated it beneath the level of their earlier work.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album sold 4,600 copies in its first week; it debuted at #128 on the Billboard 200.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Curtain Call"   Phonte Coleman, Thomas Jones, Christopher Tyson Khyrsis 3:12
2. "Table For Two" (featuring Yahzarah) Phonte Coleman, Thomas Jones, Joseph Murdock, Christopher Tyson Khrysis 4:38
3. "Tigallo For Dolo"   Phonte Coleman, Christopher Tyson Khrysis 2:55
4. "Revenge" (featuring Truck North & Median) Phonte Coleman, Thomas Jones, Jamal Miller, James Livingston, Christopher Tyson Khrysis 4:35
5. "So Cold" (featuring Chaundon) Phonte Coleman, Thomas Jones, Finian St. Omer, M. Redict King Karnov 4:15
6. "Second Chances" (featuring Bilal and Darien Brockington) Phonte Coleman, Thomas Jones, Bilal Oliver, Denaun Porter Mr. Porter 4:05
7. "Go Off Go On"   Phonte Coleman, Thomas Jones, Christopher Tyson Khrysis 2:54
8. "What We Are" (featuring Quiana) Thomas Jones, Quiana Russau, Ralph Rice, Jr. Young RJ 3:50
9. "After The Party (S1 and Caleb's Who Shot JR Ewing Remix)" (featuring Carlitta Durand) Phonte Coleman, Thomas Jones, Christopher Tyson S1 and Caleb 4:20
10. "Two Step Blues (Zo!'s Purple Suit With The Matching Gators Remix)" (featuring Darien Brockington) Phonte Coleman, Thomas Jones, Dominick Lamb Zo! 4:28
11. "Get Enough Pt. 2" (featuring Khrysis) Phonte Coleman, Thomas Jones, Christopher Tyson Khrysis 4:19
12. "Before The Night Is Over"   Phonte Coleman, Thomas Jones, J. Moore J. Bizness 4:24
13. "24" (featuring Torae) Phonte Coleman, Thomas Jones, Torae Carr, Christopher Tyson Khrysis 3:57


Credits adapted from liner notes.[10]

  • Mischa "Big Dho" Burgess - executive producer, art direction
  • Phonte - writer, performer, recording engineer, mixing, addiditonal background vocals, executive producer
  • Rapper Big Pooh - writer, performer, executive producer
  • Khrysis - recording engineer, mixing, producer
  • Soiree Records - mastering
  • Milosz Wachowiak - art direction, graphic design


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ HipHopDX review
  3. ^ HipHopSite.Com review
  4. ^ LeftBack review
  5. ^ The Smoking Section review
  6. ^ TheWordIsBond.com review
  7. ^ Yoraps review
  8. ^ "Phonte Speaks On Little Brother & 9th Wonder (Video) | 2dopeboyz". 2dopeboyz.okayplayer.com. 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  9. ^ Paine, Jake (2010-04-28). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/25/2010 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  10. ^ Little Brother - Leftback (CD liner notes). Hall Of Justus Music Group. HJR 5008