The North Carolina rap duo, Little Brother - made up of Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh - made a surprise announcement today that they will be dropping their fifth studio album - and first album together in nine years - May The Lord Watch. The only other indication that this album was on the way was a clip that Phonte posted on his Instagram account four days ago with the cryptic caption, Stay tuned... #LBbizness. The clip featured the logo and jingle for the fictional television network, UBN, that was used to tie together the concept of their critically-acclaimed 2005 album, The Minstrel Show.
While the majority of Little Brother's previous albums featured soulful production from 9th Wonder - who served as the group's third member - but it appears he will not be returning on May The Lord Watch. While 9th Wonder took to Twitter to promote the project with the message, "My brothers @phontigallo & @rapperbigpooh give you that much needed food, music, and soul.", he also wrote, "Shouts to my brother @khrysis_ on production." Khrysis has collaborated with Little Brother in the past, featuring on their 2007 album, Getback, and 2010 album, Leftback.