Little Brother reunited at Art Of Cool festival over the weekend… • Word Is Bond

For their first time in almost 10 years, Little Brother got back together for one night at the Art Of Cool‘s 5th festival event in Durham, North Carolina.

According to the city’s twitter page, they managed to make the reunion happen a few hours before the show. Initially, 9th Wonder was the only member out of the trio that was on the bill (95 Live w/DJ Spinderella), but no one expected Rapper Big Pooh and Phonte to appear as special guests.

The group hasn’t released anything since Leftback in 2010 (sans 9th), and (as a trio), Getback since 2007 – which the world saw Pooh and Phonte part ways from their longtime producer.

Phonte has been the only person that spoke on the possibility of an LB reunion in the past. Speaking with Andreas Hale back in March, he wasn’t for it at first, but when the passing of Phife Dawg happened – and witnessing The Revolution reunite for a show in Minneapolis ( w/o Prince [RIP]), he then reconsidered it while reflecting on the idea in a separate interview during The Combat Jack Show.

“There’s one thing to say that I have the option to not do this,” said Phonte. “I can either take it or leave it,” he said. “It’s another thing when that option no longer exists. So, it definitely made me think a lot about wanting, if nothing else, to just put a period at the end of the sentence, to end it properly.”

There’s no new update on what this surprise will mean going forward for them.

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Lingo Nation – “Back to the Bando” (Video)

Ushering in a level of youthful exuberance and unmatched creativity that has not seen since the likes of the iconic “Bone-Thugs-Harmony” explains why the buzz over the group is at a fevered pitch. Poised to change the landscape of not only Hip Hop but music as a whole comes Lingo Won Da Don, Lingo Ocho, Lingo Qp and Lingo Huncho Huncho who together comprise the multi-talented supergroup Lingo Nation.

Hailing out of North Carolina by way of Winston-Salem aka the “The Four” the “Ensumble” who have been friends literally their whole young lives are on the cusp of taking music to uncharted levels of greatness. Lingo Nation was recently spotted hitting red carpets and shaking up the parties at the 2018 BET Awards weekend.

Their new single “Left Hand Right Hand” is set to be released via EMPIRE distribution in July of 2018 and was produced by chart-blazing Krazy Figz. We are excited to see what is next for this young group of up and coming hip-hop stars.

Follow Lingo Nation on Twitter: @LingoNation

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Panther Poorsche – “Lately” (Video) –

Hailing from one of the most dangerous counties in America, singer/songwriter/actor Panther Poorsche is a rising star accruing a tremendous amount of popularity thanks to his unique new sound. Inspired by his unorthodox sound, Panther Poorsche earned the moniker of “Hippie with a Gold Chain”. Now, with the world watching his every moves, Panther Poorsche capitalizes on the moment with the debut of his most-prolific visual presentation for the breakout single, “Lately”.

“Lately” is a dark and deadly love tale with the protagonist under the influence of revenge and commits a heinous crime of passion. Poorsche pays homage to his fellow North Carolina-native J. Cole who released a eerie visual similar to “Lately” for the Miguel-featured song, “Power Trip”. Frustrated, angry, and betrayed, Panther Poorsche delivers a stunning visual performance that will have newfound fans talking about “Lately” all year long and eagerly looking for more on the up-and-coming artist.

Born in Lumberton, North Carolina and raised in Washington D.C., Panther Poorsche has crafted a sound that includes melodic substance infused with intriguing subject matter. Addressing a wide variety of trending issues discussed by this generation’s youth in majority of his catalog. Panther Poorsche delivers a voice to the voiceless through his music, expressing the acceptance to indulge themselves in pure emotion. Truthful mind, body, and soul, Panther Poorsche is the perfect image to represent the artist of the future.

For daily updates on everything Panther Poorsche, follow him today on Instagram.

Watch “Lately” by Panther Poorsche above.

Follow Panther Poorsche on Instagram: @hippiewithagoldchain

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Da Baby – “Itch” (Video) –

Da Baby, also known as Baby Jesus, is back with North Carolina on his back!  The Charlotte native has the voice for North Carolina right now and drops some new music in the form of a video titled, “Itch”.

With his numbers multiplying, Baby Jesus continues to keep it authentic as he expands and drops us some unique and different sauce. An artist to lookout for in 2018, the new release will certainly justify that as he flaunts his tone, wave, and rockstar. Baby Jesus states we haven’t seen anything yet, with records and videos like “Pull Up’, Light Show” and “Gorilla Glue”, it’s safe to say the future looks bright and aside from J.Cole, North Carolina might have someone else to whole-heartedly rep.

Watch “Itch” above.

Follow Da Baby on Twitter: @DaBabyDaBaby

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TheDeeepEnd wants you to Think Good Thoughts though you live in a "War Zone" • Word Is Bond

North Carolina keeps spewing out rappers and we are loving it. Introducing TheDeeepEnd, who is an emcee from 9th Wonder‘s city and has just put out a dope project in the name of Think Good Thoughts. It is from this project that we are getting this visual to one of the gems on the body of work and this one is called War Zone. This track is basically TheDeeepEnd telling about the black man’s struggles as he enters adulthood realising that life is not as simple and straightforward as he had assumed it to be. The rapper is basically saying that no matter the many obstacles that tug at you, the power of positive thinking helps to triumph in all which makes the title of the project itself quite apt. Check out the video and you can stream the whole project on all platforms now.

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