We don’t really have that much background information on this previously unreleased track from Little Brother, who officially called it quits last year. But apparently it stems from the vaults of producer Hi-Tek, who randomly decided to upload it to his YouTube account recently. Given the lack of information, I’m going to take some educated guesses here. “I Got Work For Ya,” a bass-heavy burner, likely stems from the sessions for either GetBack or LeftBack, which came after longtime producer 9th Wonder left the group in 2007. It’s not really your typical LB track, particularly when it comes to the mundane hook. But hearing Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh over such a solid Hi-Tek* beat makes me wish it had surfaced before they broke up.
Stream the track below.
*Those of you who heard Hi-Tek and Talib Kweli’s second Reflection Eternal album, Revolutions Per Minute, will no doubt recognize the production.