Phonte unearthed this Little Brother gem earlier on Twitter. This was the last song LB recorded as a trio (Phonte, Big Pooh, and 9th Wonder).
“This was recorded back in ’05-06 at Young Guru’s crib sometime after the release of Minstrel Show. This was intended for Leftback as an iTunes bonus track but we just got word today that @9thwondermusic doesn’t want us to use it for whatever reason, and that’s fine.
In any event, I’m not gonna let anything or anybody stop me from getting music to my fans. Fuck that.
Enjoy. And as always, thank you for listening.”
After Phonte revealed the song’s backstory, 9th Wonder tweeted the following response: “Let people talk bro…only if they knew the REAL story.” Phonte fired back, “Well, tell your side of it or shut the fuck up.”
Update: Here’s Tay’s video statement on the 9th Wonder issue: