Thursday, 17 July 2008
Phonte's dropping hot shit
Any self respecting hip hop fan should own at least one of the fantastic Little Brother albums; the phenomenal debut The Listening, the dope Minstrel Show and the underrated Get Back. If you do have any of these albums you will no doubt be familiar Phonte one of the lyricists in Little Brother well Phonte has joined up with the talented Dj Brainchild to drop what is quickly becoming my favorite weekly podcast, Gordon Gartrell Radio. Phonte hosts the show and Brainchild drops some good hip hop with decent soul music. Phonte comments on news and answers peoples questions in his own inimitable styles. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to this podcast via iTunes you won't regret it.
Gordon Gartrell Radio
Another project that Phonte has been working on for a while has finally dropped and its well worth picking up, this is his 80s tribute album with a dope producer called Zo. The album features Zo putting his synth laden spin on great 80s pop tracks like; Aha's Take on Me, Toto's Africa and Spandau Ballet's Only Human. Phonte sings these classics in his own style without separating them from the originals whilst Zo re interprets these in a laid back hip hop style. You need to cop this EP especially if you were an 80s baby like me.
Phonte and Zo-Only Human