Rapper Big Pooh
Slick W: How's your experience been so far?
Big Pooh: It's been cool. This is my like my fourth, fifth year here. This is the first thing I've done since I've been down here this year, but it's pretty cool. You know what I'm saying?
Slick W : How's the current music situation? What do you got going on?
Big Pooh: I'm about to put out Fat Boy Fresh, Volume 2. That's the second installment of my Fat Boy Fresh series, November 20th.
Slick W: That's my birthday.
Big Pooh: That's what's up. That's what's up. I'm just working on that, man, and helping a couple of artists. Helping to develop a couple of artists. That's all I'm working on right now.
Slick W: All right. You talk to Fontay at all lately?
Big Pooh: Nah, I haven't. I see him out there doing his thing but nah, we haven't spoke.
Slick W: Okay. No doubt. Have you run into 9th Wonder today at all? Is that something you're not looking forward to?
Big Pooh: I just don't think about it. You know what I'm saying? I'm just out here, just hustling, and networking, and meeting up with people, and introducing myself to people that I don't know, and vice versa, so that's just what I'm down here for. That's my focus.
Slick W: Boom When are you going to be in Tampa again?
Big Pooh: I don't know, man. I'm trying to make that happen. I haven't been down to Tampa in a couple of years. I enjoy Florida, all different parts of Florida, so I definitely want to get back down there.
Slick W: All right. Anything else you want to let the people know about?
Big Pooh: Fat Boy Fresh, Volume 2. It's coming. November 20th. Yeah.
Yeah, check it out, it's the rapper Big Pooh, and right now you're checking out Rap Solution magazine. Should out to my man Slick Worthington. I love the name. Slick Worthington.
Little Brother was a rap group based out of Durham, North Carolina, consisting of rappers Phonte and Big Pooh, and producer 9th Wonder. The trio met while attending college in the late ‘90s, and joined forces to begin creating music and performing locally. They released their first song in 2001, “Speed,” and eventually created enough buzz to garner a record deal with indie label ABB Records the following year. This year also saw the release of what is one of their most popular songs on the underground circuit, the video game themed "Atari 2600.” The group’s debut The Listening was released in 2003, and was critically acclaimed for their lyrical capabilities, content matter, and production. Around the same time, 9th Wonder landed a placement on Jay-Z’s The Black Album, undoubtedly garnering more eyes and ears for Little Brother as a whole. Now with a broader fan base, The Listening’s follow up—2005’s The Minstrel Show—was well received by fans and critics. However, as their major label debut on Atlantic Records, it wasn’t considered a commercial success. By the time their third album began production in 2006, creative differences resulted in Little Brother exiting Atlantic Records, and it also saw the departure of 9th Wonder from the group. Little Brother’s third album, Getback, was released the following year independently, as was its follow up, Leftback, in 2010. Following the release of the latter, the group decided to part ways. Phonte, Big Pooh, and 9th Wonder all continue to release music as solo acts.