9th Wonder & Phonte

Im pretty sure that you guys have already heard about the rift (via twitter) between these two former friends from last March, caused by the release of  the track ‘Star’. Now, according to Phonte, after “…4 years, 2 plates of food and 6 hrs. of convo…”, they finally squashed the beef. This is an awesome thing to see in music; rifts among people only hurts those not only those that are involved, but the fans that are admirers of those artists. It’s like you can actually feel the ’12 degrees of separation’ between the two, and it sucks. We’ve witnessed that with Gangstarr (RIP Guru), Geto Boys, Pete Rock & CL Smooth (who got back together to do the Clean Energy Tour late last year), the now-defunct Roc-A-Fella label, and The Fugees, just to name a few. But to see these grown men get together and put their differences aside and be cool with each other is awesome. It doesnt necessarily have to be anything dealing with music, but more about ‘brotherhood’, because they were friends before the music. Read below on what Phonte said about the matter.

I appreciate the love for me and @9thwondermusic, but us mending our rift had nothing to do with music and everything to do with manhood. We may collaborate in time, but this is not the start of a LB reunion as neither of us have interest in doing so. Sorry to disappoint. Our friendship began as Phonte Coleman and Patrick Douthit long before a ‘LB’ or ‘9th Wonder’ existed. This was about rebuilding that bond. So in closing, happy new year to all our supporters past and present. Feels great to start the year on a positive note. One love. – via Twitter


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