Posts Tagged ‘phonte’

Take It Personal x Roc Marciano

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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On episode 26, we’re joined by the man responsible for saving New York hip-hop, Mr. Roc Marciano. Fresh off Rosebudd’s Revenge Part 2 (The Bitter Dose), we discuss the past, present and future with Roc Marci. We check the status of the Metal Clergy project with Ka. We dig into his production style and sequencing. We touch on his influence on today’s rappers and even find out his opinions on certain rappers like Black Thought, Eminem, Jay Electronica, Podsnous, Kool Keith and GZA. We learn he’d like to work with Rick Ross and that his pimp hand is very strong.

We got a heavy dose of Roc jawns on this episode too, as well as music from Meyhem Lauren, Crimeapple, Apathy, Oddisee, Freeway, Breez Evahflowin’, Brother Ali, Recognize Ali, Westside Gunn, Murs, Daniel Son, O.C., Showbiz & A.G. & Phonte to name a few. Plus, DJ 360 cooks up a marvelous Marci remix. Keep it locked!

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VIDEO: Phonte – The Good Fight

Saturday, February 11th, 2012
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One of my favorite tracks of 2011 and possibily the best Phonte track to date. —Philaflava

The Roots Undun Review (The Only One That Matters)

Sunday, December 4th, 2011
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For the past week we’ve seen a bunch of people tackle this album. Writers these days take themselves way too seriously. That or they have these agendas in writing these reviews just to grab a few hits and if they’re lucky maybe a couple of RTs. I’m not a writer. I’m a simple man, I like my beans and rice. We live in a world that is quite simple if you ask me. It’s black, it’s white. It’s good, it’s bad. It’s hot, it’s cold. It’s yes or no. These definitive answers shape who we are.

 

There is no need to string together a wordy review that only serves as self-indulgent drivel just to deliver one adjective in describing Undun.

 

We’ve been spoiled for practically two decades now with progression, not regression from The Roots crew. We want Malik B. We miss Len Hub. We want more N.T. collabos. We want more Black Thought verses. We want lengthier tracks and albums; [insert Elaine] yada yada yada.

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Philaflava’s 10 Most Underrated Emcees of 2011

Friday, September 30th, 2011
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We’re still a few months away from the year closing out, but we all know the 4th Q is usually for big names, big labels and even bigger releases. This list is about 10 rappers who have been grindin’ for years. True lyricists who each put in work year in year out and still seem to lack the appreciation they rightfully deserve.  This isn’t an all-time list, it’s just a group of 10 rappers I feel are currently underrated, unappreciated and warrant the recognition.

 

Hip-Hop has  been good to us these past years. With the emergence of Big K.R.I.T., Danny Brown, Freddie Gibbs, French Montana, Action Bronson, Tyler The Creator, Fashawn, Pill, Mr. Muthafuckin’ Exquire, Blu, Elzhi, G-Side, ASAP Rocky, Curren$y & Roc Marciano just to name a few, we’ve had to double up on our hard drive space.

 

There are always going to be rappers with strong co-signs, better geographical residency or those who lean on friends and favors for that mass appeal. I wanted to put together a list of 10 active emcees that all deserve your attention and in my opinion are truly underrated.

So without further ado, here are my 10 Most Underrated Emcees of 2011.

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Lil B – Base For Your Face ft Jean Grae and Phonte (prod by 9th Wonder)

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
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DOWNLOAD: Lil B – Base For Your Face ft Jean Grae and Phonte (prod by 9th Wonder)

EDIT: Sleazy_J of Philaflava forums provided this convinient Based-ONLY edit that removes Jean’s and Phonte’s verses.

DOWNLOAD: Lil B – Based For Your Face (LIL B ONLY EDIT)

R.I.P. Little Brother

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
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Once the pride and joy of the interwebs then like most things, LB became the poster child for hate. Well for those who enjoyed their work you’ll be able to hear them one more time on their final album “LeftBack.” Unfortunately you will not hear any 9th on this album but you will hear Khyrsis, Denaun Porter, Zo!, Symbolyc One, J. Bizness and King Karnov. Hate em or love em, you can’t deny that Phonte is nice with his. –Philaflava

Little Brother – Curtain Call
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