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Few groups earn a major-label contract based on their producer's merits, but when Little Brother jumped to Atlantic for their second full album, The Minstrel Show, any cynic looking for a good reason would point to the increased profile of trackmaster 9th Wonder Jay-Z, Destiny's Child. But it wasn't just 9th Wonder that made Little Brother's first album one of the best underground rap debuts of the new millennium; rappers Phonte and Big Pooh matched a smooth Southern drawl with up-North smarts. Like their influences in the Native Tongues family, the trio cast a clever eye over music and culture, sniffing out hypocrisy and greed, then dismissing them with sparkling satires. ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
Few groups earn a major-label contract based on their producer's merits, but when Little Brother jumped to Atlantic for their second full album, The Minstrel Show, any cynic looking for a good reason would point to the increased profile of trackmaster 9th Wonder Jay-Z, Destiny's Child. But it wasn't just 9th Wonder that made Little Brother's first album one of the best underground rap debuts of the new millennium; rappers Phonte and Big Pooh matched a smooth Southern drawl with up-North smarts. Like their influences in the Native Tongues family, the trio cast a clever eye over music and culture, sniffing out hypocrisy and greed, then dismissing them with sparkling satires. The Minstrel Show presents more of the same, expanding the palette to a host of hot topics: R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet" series, which gets skewered by the spot-on "Cheatin"; exploitative urban TV stations the album's main concept; and even the need for brand-name clothes "5th and Fashion". And any fans who feared that 9th Wonder's success would lead to a diluted or overly polished record have nothing to worry about; awash in '70s soul and mellow, slapping beats, his productions make the message tracks carry just as well as the humorous material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2005
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678378324
  • Catalog Number: 83783

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Welcome to the Minstrel Show (1:17)
  2. 2 Beautiful Morning (2:20)
  3. 3 The Becoming (2:05)
  4. 4 Not Enough - Darien Brockington (4:30)
  5. 5 Cheatin (3:43)
  6. 6 Hiding Place (4:00)
  7. 7 Slow It Down - Darien Brockington (4:19)
  8. 8 Say It Again (3:47)
  9. 9 5th and Fashion (Skit) (1:19)
  10. 10 Lovin' It - Joe Scudda (3:51)
  11. 11 Diary of a Mad Black Daddy (Skit) (0:40)
  12. 12 All for You - Darien Brockington (4:39)
  13. 13 Watch Me (4:19)
  14. 14 Sincerely Yours (3:15)
  15. 15 Still Lives Through (3:25)
  16. 16 Minstrel Show Closing Theme (1:28)
  17. 17 We Got Now - Chaundon (4:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Little Brother Primary Artist
James Poyser Strings, Keyboards
Andrew Foster
James Lopez Bongos
9th Wonder Rap, Group Member
Corey Johnson
Percy Miracles Vocals, Vocal Ad-Libs
Big Pooh Rap
Darien Brockington Vocals
Chaundon Track Performer
Phonte Vocals, Background Vocals, Rap, Group Member
Rapper Big Pooh Group Member
Pamela Graham Vocals
Ryan Jaskot
Mister Diggs Vocals
Jermaine White
Technical Credits
R.C. Banks Composer
H. Cosby Composer
G. McFadden Composer
J.R. Mitchell Composer
J.A. Griffin Composer
C. Shawn Tyson Composer
Chris Athens Mastering
A. Ingram Composer
L. Wade Composer
S. Sanders Composer
DJ Jazzy Jeff Cut
YahZarah Composer
James Lopez grooming, Prop Design
9th Wonder Producer, Audio Production
Robert Gold Art Direction
Phonte Vocal Arrangements
Beni B. Executive Producer
Greg Beckman Art Direction
Mischa "Big Dho" Burgess Executive Producer
Derek "Poetx" Jennings Liner Notes
Piano Reeves Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    True Hip Hop

    As most of the reviews have been saying, my little brother (excuse the pun) just hooked me up with this and told me I would love it because he knows how fed up I am with the current state of hip hop. Simply put, I was blown away. Honestly, I'm not sure if this album is just great compared to the hip hop of today. Would it have stood out back in the late 80's-mid 90's? Maybe, maybe not, but either way, it is a refreshing blend of pure beats, slick rhymes, and cool creativity. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A INSTANT CLASSIC,,,MUST BUY!!!

    True hip hop fans will appreciate what Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh and Producer 9th Wonder have created here in "The Minstrel Show". A comical satire of what the rap industry has become. The lyrics are reminscent of other great groups such as De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest in the sense that you felt their passion and soul and their love for Hip Hop. 9th Wonder has produced for major artists Jay-Z("Threats") and Destiny's Child("Girl","Is She The Reason") and a laundry list of underground artists. The production on The Minstrel Show shows exactly why he's one of the most sought after producer in the game right now. Their first single "Lovin' It" is a testament to the production work in the album. Shame BET and other TV networks refuse to play their video but a critically acclaimed album such as this one which has won an "XL" by XXL Mag, 4 and half mics by The Source mag and a perfect 10/10 by Scratch Magazine(First ever perfect rating) will definitely be around for quite a long time. The networks just gotta get with the program otherwise they fall precisely to the concept of this album a Minstrel Show.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Throwback Classic

    There has recently been a lot of discussion about the validity of giving any album a perfect score, but when it comes to the latest from one of the most underrated Hip Hop groups, Little Brother, the score is well deserved. The Minstrel Show is an example of how a real album is supposed to be like. The concept behind the album is masterful and all of the tracks fit right in with the intent of the message, being that Hip Hop today is a carricture of itself. Phonte and Big Pooh stepped up a notch lyrically and with 9th Wonder being his usual self behind the boards, this album is an instant classic for anyone who loves real Hip Hop. If sales truly equated quality, you are looking at a multi-platinum record. Definitely a must purchase!!

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    Posted December 7, 2009

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