Wale connects with fellow DMV representer Phil Adé for “Smile,” which is set to be featured on his forthcoming SHINE album. These two have been putting on for the area in their own ways for years, so it’s good to see them together on a record again. Stream “Smile” below.
Compton’s Eric Bellinger connects with Phil Adé for his new single, “In My Prime”. With the drop of this song, Eric starts the campaign for his upcoming project, Eric B. for President: Term One. “Eric B for President has been a title that has stuck with me my whole life lol,” the singer/songwriter tells Billboard over email. “Eric . . .
Wale and Phil Adé have a lengthy history together, as two of the most high profile emcees to make it out of Washington, D.C. The two reconnect for “Reminisce,” a DJ Camper-produced joint that samples the Pete Rock and CL Smooth classic “T.R.O.Y.” Stream “Reminisce” below.
Wale stopped by The Breakfast Club earlier and let loose two new tracks. “New Phone” is an airy, piano laden drop that finds Wale at home amidst mellow instrumentation as he narrates some interesting parts of his life at the moment. “Illuminate” features a guest verse from fellow DMV representer Phil Adé. Stream “New Phone” . . .
Fellow 368 Music Group Affiliates Flex Kartel and Phil Ade connect for “Rumors,” a tense new release that addresses many of the whispers that follow high profile people. Symphonic sounds come courtesy of OB, a producer from Logic‘s RattPack collective. Stream “Rumors” below.
Phil Adé plays the role of ‘honorary rock star’ on “Nothing To Lose,” a previously unreleased jam session with rock band U.S. Royalty. Phil laces the gritty, rumbling production with two clever verses. This song was recorded and written at the now defunct Gold Leaf Studios during a blizzard in 2009. The final song also . . .
Maryland’s own Phil Adé connects with rising Washington, D.C. area talent Chaz French for “Way Too Much.” We’ve seen Phil’s versatility in different ways since his Starting From JV project, and his latest release finds him pulling double duty once more, singing the hook with ease and delivering a strong third verse. Chaz’s bouncy, melodic . . .
Ezko connects with fellow lyricist Phil Adé and Drew Love for “Miseducated,” a jazzy, downtempo new release that goes down smooth. Ezko and Phil keep things cool, trading verses over sophisticated instrumentation. Drew Love chips in with a slick chorus that really ties everything together. Stream “Miseducated” below, and look for a new project from . . .
With Phil Adé‘s Respect Due project looming later this year, he lets a blockbuster collaboration out of the bag. “Soon As I get Home” is a pensive but optimistic record featuring the one and only Mya. The Kal Banx-produced instrumental has a calming, nostalgic feel thanks to some smooth vocal samples and jazzy instrumentation. We . . .
Phil Ade keeps the witty punchlines and metaphors flowing throughout his latest video release, “Outskirts.” Look for a new mixtape from the veteran Maryland spitter entitled Respect Due to drop later this summer. Watch the video for “Outskirts” below.
Maryland spitter Phil Adé and Drake don’t necessarily speak the same language in terms of content and subject matter, but that doesn’t stop Phil from flexing lyrically over the Boi-1da-produced banger. Phil is gearing up for some original releases later this year, and covers such as this remind us of just how talented he is. . . .
Maryland spitter Phil Adé follows up his R.O.S.E. mixtape with a new freestyle, over !llmind‘s “He’s Against Me” beat. Dramatic instrumentation adds weight to Phil and his CCCLXVIII labelmate Ice The Villain’s heartfelt musings. Stream “Devil Is A Lie.” below.
Maryland heavy hitter Phil Ade sticks to a winning formula with the debut of his latest full-length project, R.O.S.E. (Result of Society’s Evil). Nine of the track’s seventeen tracks are produced by longtime collaborator Sunny Norway, allowing him to expand upon the high-energy, soulful sound that he’s been pioneering since Starting On JV. I personally . . .
Tayyib Ali is never not working and with a new album on the way the ball is rolling with the release of a new single entitled “Juice”. The Roc & Mayne produced joint is a slowed down head banger; just something to ride too as Tayyib showcases his rapping skills again (like we needed reminding). . . .
Thanks to the good people over at Karmaloop TV, Peter $un will be hitting the road for “The Sunset Castle Tour,” with three other talented Virginia hip-hop artists – Kevin Sinatra, Ver$ace Chachi and Lyrix Anthony. All four artists bring something unique to the table, and all of them are ridiculously excited to take their . . .