Little Brother & Mick Boogie – And Justus For All

Little Brother & Mick Boogie - And Justus For All

There are a couple of things that changed for Little Brother since their album dropped in 2006. They were revered by critics, got a chance to tour all over, realized the power of record sales, and suffered a split from their long-time producer 9th Wonder. With And Justus For All, Little Brother resurfaces by linking with Cleveland’s Mick Boogie alongside the Justus League – a crew of MC’s and producers from NC.

And Justus for All is a nice blend of original music, freestyles and skits that really give us a better look at the only down south group that didn’t have a radio hit or their own dance in 2006. What makes the mixtape special are the choice of tracks, both original and freestyle beats as well as some well placed cameos. One of the most surprising is the use of the “Bring it On” instrumental from Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt album that teams Phonte and Pooh with Ray Cash. Other collabos with Rhymefest and Bilal really round this CD out. The only drawback is the old material that was used on the DJ Drama Separate But Equal Gangsta Grillz disc. Those songs are really familiar, especially to fans that were looking for the same thing in that mixtape.

Overall, it’s still a good look and, better yet shows that this group is set to turn the corner and move on from their setbacks.

Rashaan Meador

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