The dynamic duo of Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh turned the industry upside down when they reunited as Little Brother (minus 9th Wonder) for the first time in nearly a decade and dropped their new album May the Lord Watch. With that comes the North Carolina rhymeslingers with their first set of visuals in the form of the Black Milk produced “Black Magic” featuring Madison McFerrin.
DJ K.O. assembles a dope collective that features Phonte, fresh off of his Album of the Year contender with No News Is Good News, alongside Mr. Porter, Silent Knight and Jered Sanders on “Heard It All.”
Phonte’s No News Is Good News is easily one of the best albums of 2018 and the North Carolina rapper drops a video for “So Help Me God” where a camera follows through a plush house as he threatens to murder wack emcees.
When Phonte and Elzhi team up, it’s usually magical. That trend continues as the duo hop on Chris Dave & The Drumheadz’ “Destiny N Stereo” with some vocal assistance from Eric Roberson.
Torae returns with the 3rd video “Clap Sh*t Up” from his sophomore album ‘Entitled’. Produced by Nottz and featuring an appearance from Phonte (Little Brother/Foreign Exchange) “Clap Sh*t Up” is modern-day hip-hop at its finest. The video directed by Pixel Motiv Media was shot in Torae’s home turf of Coney Island is bolstered by animated frames over live action.
Over the weekend, Pharoahe Monch dropped the Lost In Translation mixtape (which you can download here)and defined it as “a retrospective of songs about the pursuit of love, love lost and regained, and it’s beautiful emotion journey.” One of the standout cuts from the album features Phonte and is titled “Home.” Check it out and then get the mixtape.
DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ interrupted Phonte’s interview with The Stashed and what transpired next is nothing short of epic.
PRhyme, also known as DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″, made their way into the STASHED studio as we were interviewing Phonte. Rather than having them wait, the three old friends all joined in one long conversation. Among the topic discussed include their history together, being grown men in Hip-Hop, and possibly working together on a new project. If that ever happens, you can thank us for making that happening.
Check out this nearly 30 minute conversation with Phonte, DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9.” It’s worth the watch.