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Phil Adé hits us with the first video from his upcoming Don Cannon hosted tape called The Letterman. The concept plays on his Starting on JV and Letterman tapes themes of high school sports and how it relates to real life. He usually keeps it witty with his wordplay and his tape will be one of my most anticipated of the summer. Listen to his other song to drop in which he remixes a previously released single called “Hollywood” with a bunch of other DMV artists and grab this one on July 6th.
Phil keeps getting more buzz every month and now he gets the DMV heavy hitters Wale, Raheem Devaughn & Tabi to join him and the Chef on a remix of this single. “Hollywood” was initially on his mixtape Starting on JV which I consider still underrated although it has surely given him more attention. Our continuing technical problems didn’t allow me to post the video for “Always There” so I am including that with the download after the break. Look out too for Phil’s upcoming tape with Don Cannon called The Letterman which is releasing in June July 6th.
I can’t hate a song that brings together a bunch of artists I listen to already and some others that I have been meaning to listen to more. Shawn Chrystopher, Phil Ade, Yelawolf & Smoke Dza have all been featured on the site before and I have heard the buzz of Neako and Stalley for a while now so it is time to check them out too. As with most remix songs with lots of features, it is kind of chopped up with the DJ setting up every person’s verse with announcement but all the verses hold their own for different reasons. Yelawolf is on some Bone Thugs flow during the song and I couldn’t make out half of what he was saying, I was still impressed but he needs to make it smoother and less chaotic so more people can get what he is saying. This is off of Neako’s new project dropping next month called The Rubix Cube: Blue Edition.
This leaked a few days ago and since I just listened to it now it is your turn. Raheem DeVaughn taps an artist from his own 368’s roster in Phil Adé who is one of my favorite new lyricists out of the DMV. I liked the combo of the new R&B and rapped verses and even with the same beat it still gave it a new twist, a lot more so than most remixes. Watch out for Phil this year out of the DMV, the kid has a lot of skill and has been working on his buzz and is as likely as any of the other youngins (maybe even more so with his affiliation to Raheem) to explode onto the national scene.
First we gave you the Jams but now it is time for the hip-hop gems. I said in the previous post that the past couple days I came up with the idea to post a few mixes that sum up my year in music. These joints are all songs that were some of the more solid underground songs that I listened to this past year and deserve more shine. A number of my favorite new artists are on there and this is another mix that is pretty damn complete. Look out for our final installment of rock songs which should drop over the next couple days. Link and tracklist are below the break and everyone have a happy and safe New Year!
We saw some behind the screen shots of this video and it turned out pretty good. You really need to take a listen to Phil’s lyrics, his punchlines are always original and some of the best out of the younger cats doing it in the game. I also didn’t know Phil was the one singing on most of the hooks on his tracks, he really is doing it all right now. I recommend you download the whole Starting on JV mixtape but if you don’t want to make that commitment then you can just grab the MP3 for “Hollywood”.
Phil Adé is one of my favorite young rappers out of the DMV and his mixtape, Starting On JV, has been in rotation since it dropped a few months back. Phil is set to release a video for this single off of the tape and released a behind the scenes video look of him on the set. Another DMV artist, Tabi Bonney, is directing it and parts were filmed at Howard’s homecoming and what looks like a Stüssy store. You should download the tape above and check the MP3 for “Hollywood” below the break.
Phewww, this took a lot of time to put together but this is it, our first mixtape. I decided to name it the I-95 Mixtape Series because of the path I have take of living in MD, DC, and now NYC, all destinations along the highway. Not all of our artists are from those areas, but that isn’t necessary for me to be fan of someone. As I said before, I am glad to have gotten all of these artists together on a tape because they are all people I have put up on the site and fully support. Some of these songs are exclusives (from S-Preme, RAtheMC, Jon Hope, Darren Hanible etc.) while others are tracks that I think deserve more shine (like Freebass 808, Lyriciss, etc.) then they initially got when I’m done rambling, you can all grab the mixtape and tracklist below the break! Enjoy it!
I’m on a roll with the DMV artists who I missed over my vacation and Phil Adé brings me up to speed (I hope) with everything I have missed. This is a simple black and white video that adds a little more to his song “Try Out”, the first track from his mixtape Starting on J.V. The beat has some slowed down go-go drums in the background but Phil has been impressing me with his wordplay the more I hear him. If you haven’t updated yourself on the DMV artist then click the link of the mixtape and be prepared to hear some great music.
I haven’t been this pleasantly surprised by a song in a long time. I have always liked the the Five One because they are an actual band that plays their own music and does it well and Phil Adé (and with the accent is the correct way to spell his name but it fucks links up so the title has to go without it, sorry Phil) is one of my favorite new artists out of the DMV and this song is nutzo. The sound is VERY smooth and if you aren’t feeling this style of hip-hop then you should just stop listening, period. Check this track out if you’re down with real hip-hop and grab the download below!
Download: The Five One ft. Phil Ade – “Blown Away”