‘The Minstrel Show’ by Little Brother :: Reviewed

It’s official – my family has grown…this much is certain. Little Brother has moved in, cleaned out the fridge, and taken up residence on the couch. Why would I let three guys from NC do this? Simple: They’ve got the chops to keep my earholes happy. I haven’t been this excited about a new hop-hop CD since De La Soul reappeared with ‘AOI Bionix’.

The Minstrel Show reminds me of those early, boundless Native Tongue releases. Righteous poets penning scripts about their life, flavor steeped in the neighborhood instead of record label board rooms, and creative interludes (skits) that actually add to the album. These are real guys, delivering real lyrics, intended for real people. If you have fallen under the trance of studio-formulated acts like 50 Cent, this is not the record for you.

I highly recommend anyone who has an inclination towards De La Soul, Tribe, or The Roots to head on over to the iTunes Music Store and give this album a shot. Their debut, ‘The Listening‘, was an instant classic and worth a peek as well.

Little Brother

By Chad Norman

Chad is a marketing and branding strategist, proven leader, speaker, founder, and author. As COO of Catch Talent, he leads day-to-day operations including finance, human resources, marketing, and communications, as well as directs all employer brand client deliverables. Prior to Catch, Chad was VP of Marketing & Communication at SPARC, he served on the senior leadership team and lead marketing and communication strategy across all products and services. At Blackbaud, the leading provider of nonprofit technology solutions, Chad managed digital marketing and online training teams. In 2016, Chad founded DisruptHR Charleston, a bi-annual gathering of HR professionals for a night of networking and Ignite talks. His book, 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide, was published by Wiley in February 2012. Chad has presented at dozens of industry events including SXSW, SHRM, DisruptHR, IHRIM, NTC, DMA, AFP, and BBCON and has lectured at Wake Forest University, Indiana University, University of Michigan, College of Charleston, and The Citadel.

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