SINGAPORE - Malaysian duo Too Phat may be best known for bringing Kuala Lumpur and Los Angeles together on the single and music video for Just A Li'l Bit, which featured US rapper Warren G.
Joe Flizzow and Malique Ibrahim were also behind the 2001 hit Just A Friend and Dua Dunia (2005), which featured Siti Nurhaliza. But since 2006, Too Phat have been on a hiatus.
Flizzow has been flying solo, releasing an album, The President, in 2008.
Now, ahead of the release of a Malay-language album, due in November, he'll be performing at the MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia at Sunway Lagoon, Kuala Lumpur, this weekend, alongside Blurred Lines hitmaker Robin Thicke, hip-hop quartet Far East Movement and hot K-pop newcomers Exo.
It's exciting stuff, but Too Phat fans need not worry that the group is finished.
Speaking to LOUD over the phone from Kuala Lumpur, Flizzow referred to the break as an "undefined hiatus". He remains optimistic that the hip-hop duo will come back "some day".
Said the 33-year-old: "We're still very close friends and I met him a month ago when I paid his family a visit.
"Our families are still very close, especially Malique and my mum, so when people say Too Phat are not on good terms, we just laugh at it.
But Flizzow assured LOUD that despite the long hiatus they've had, the duo isn't dead
"I hope it won't be too long from now till Too Phat hit it off again. For now, we're planning to get back in the studio together next year."