Doja Cat is having her star moment with 11 Grammy Award nominations, a No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 song “Say So Ft. Nicky Minaj” and multiple gold, platinum and multi-platinum singles.
Her latest album, Planet Her, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 where it remained for three consecutive weeks. But that doesn’t mean the 26-year-old rapper has forgotten about the artists who made her fall in love with Hip Hop.
On Friday (December 10) Little Brother became a trending Twitter topic when Doja Cat went on Instagram Live bumping “Whatever You Say” from the legendary North Carolina duo’s 2003 debut, The Listening. “That’s one of my favorite verses in the entire fuckin’ history of rap, ever,” Doja Cat said as she did her makeup.
“That shit was so smooth. He didn’t rhyme one fucking word. I don’t care what anybody says. Maybe the last bar. He said, ‘personal time inversed in rhyme.’ That was the only thing he rhymed together. The whole rest of that verse was not rhymed. Nothing. Not one fucking rhyming thing, but it worked. It worked. You don’t have to rhyme.” is what She mentioned.
Phonte tweeted about the clip soon after it made the rounds, writing, “IN THE RACIAL CHAT ROOMS BUMPIN @LittleBrotherNC!!! Much love, @DojaCat. Thank you for listening,” to which Doja Cat replied, “I love you man, you’re a fuckin’ legend.”
Little Brother was originally comprised of Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh and producer 9th Wonder. After three albums — The Listening, The Minstrel Show and Getback — 9th Wonder departed the group in 2007. But Little Brother moved ahead with Leftback in 2010, though they wouldn’t return until 2019’s May The Lord Watch, a welcomed reunion for their day-one fans.