9th Wonder Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

Little Brother “The Yo Yo” (2003)

9th Wonder: “‘The Yo Yo’ and ‘The Way You Do It’ were recorded on the same day. That’s probably the most well-known Little Brother song after ‘Whatever You Say.’ That was our first statement to let everybody know we like everything. Don’t put us in a box and say we don’t mess with Trick Daddy and all that. We were trying to tell people back then, that’s why Phonte says, ‘I’m about to kick some Trick Daddy next poetry night.’

”We were trying to separate ourselves from getting billed as a peace-love group. We’re not a burning-incense, coffee-shop group. And [Phonte] got Hip-Hop Quotable for that verse in The Source because they understood that we’re real.”

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