North Carolina Hip-Hop
group Little Brother has officially inked a long term exclusive recording contract
with Atlantic Records, via a production deal with ABB Records.
which consists of group members Phonte, Big Pooh and 9th Wonder, signed with
ABB in 2002. In 2003 the label dropped their critically acclaimed full length
debut, The Listening.
is the latest ABB artist to step up to the plate in terms of major label interest,"
ABB Records President Beni B said. "It’s good to know that their musical
vision, together with ABB’s efforts, created a solid first impression. ABB looks
forward to working with the great Atlantic team to help Little Brother further
develop their incredible talent, grow their musical visions, and impact people’s
lives with their music."
Atlantic is building
a formidable Hip-Hop roster under the watchful eye of Co-Chairman/COO Craig
Kallman, who has overseen the signings of Chicago’s Bumpy Johnson, Juvenile
and more recently, DJ Quik.
Little Brother “one of the most creative and refreshing groups on the
underground urban music scene.”
gifted MCs and a genius producer, they tell down-to-earth, authentic stories
laid over brilliant soundscapes,” Kallman said. “With their roots
in the music of classic Native Tongues artists, Little Brother is taking hip-hop
music into the future with an inspired musical vision and a truly organic chemistry.
ABB has proved to be a terrific incubator of new talent, and I am thrilled that
we were able to join forces with them to bring Little Brother into the Atlantic