Philant Johnson, 1980-2006

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Although he will probably be remembered by the media and most fans as "T.I.’s personal assistant", a portrait is emerging of Philant Johnson as the father of a 6 year old daughter, a loyal and dependable friend, and a brand new homeowner. On Friday the Atlanta Journal-Constitution spoke with a devestated T.I. about the loss of his childhood friend. And over at XXL DJ Drama, who knew Johnson personally, speaks on his life and death.

In other related news, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that local police have stepped up patrols and increased deployment of undercover agents for fear of retaliation for the killing. According to Lt. Col. James Whalen, they have received credible info from "Atlanta-area law enforcement officials, Cincinnati-area residents and covert operatives" stating that people from the Atlanta area are in the city looking to exact revenge on Johnson’s killer. 


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73 Responses to “Philant Johnson, 1980-2006”

  1. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    DES – I’M ARGUING ABOUT NOT BEING A BLATANT IGNORANT RASICT ASSHOLE FOR NO RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE, THIS DUDE HAD THE NERVE TO JOKE ON PHILANT JOHNSON AND TRY TO DEGRADE HIS LIFE BY SAYING HE’S T.I.’S WEED CARRIER AND NONE OF US SHOULD WASTE OUR R.I.P.’S ON HIM CAUSE WE WOULD OF NEVER HEARD OF HIM, I MEAN IM SORRY SOMEONES GOTTA SPEAK AGAINST THIS IDIOCY AND HATE

  2. Dumb Nigga Says:

    Speaking of hip-hop related violence.

    http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/8926

    What’s the world coming to?

  3. Blue Says:

    Damn it turns out I actually went to high school with this cat, same class and everything. We obviously ran in different circles because I never met him but my people tell me he was a good person. It’s fucked up his family lost him but I hope this nonsense about retaliation(sp?) is just a rumor. That shit won’t bring him back and whomever did this is gonna get what coming to him regardless.

  4. the Landlord AKA Conspiracy Brother Says:

    …you twisting my words Ty….c’mon read the original posts…you are trying to portray the tone of my ORIGINAL posts as that of hate…i didnt know the man to hate him…i was commetning on how we are prone to r.i.p. and eulogize celebs when they die, but when they are living, people stay hating on ’em

    people hated on Aliyah: when alive –oh that cockeyed bitch cant sing!
    Proof:when alive –Em’s weed carrier
    Left EYE: when alive — that crazy bitch cant rap
    2Pac:when alive–had beef with EVERYBODY (except his stans)

    the list is longer but you should get the point…it is not to disrespect the dead, but a sarcastic slap at all the R.I.P. s from fools that were probably stealing these artists work off the internet or buying bootleg or just hating on them for no reason other than they getting money…thats my point…dont get it braided…

  5. the Landlord AKA Conspiracy Brother Says:

    @Ty
    …if and when 50 or “Ballerina P” die…will you offer R.I.P. and eulogize them with the same HATE you show them as living artists?…or will you be a phony, follow the bandwagon brother and say you gonna light some incense and shit…

  6. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    ^^^ THATS A DIFFERENT STORY BUT YOUR COMING AT US WITH THAT COMMENT. I AGREE WITH THAT SHIT, HELL NOT TOO LONG AGO SOMEONE I HAD SOME BEEF WITH YEARS BACK GOT CLAPPED UP AND DIED ( disclaimer – i had no involvement or know of any involvement in the case ) NOW WHEN HE WAS ALIVE I WAS LIKE FUCK HIM, BUT WHEN HE WAS DEAD IT WAS LIKE DAMN I DIDNT HATE HIM LIKE THAT SHIT I MEAN HE IS GONE GONE FOREVER GONE AND THEN I IMMEDIATELY STARTED TO FEEL FOR HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY,
    I EVEN WENT TO CHECK ONE OF HIS BEST FRIENDS ( WHO I NEVER GOT ALONG WITH CAUSE OF THE BEEF BETWEEN US ) AND SENT HIM MY CONDOLANCES TOLD HIM YOU KNOW WE NEVER REALLY SAW EYE TO EYE ON THINGS BUT I NEVER WOULD OF WISHED THIS ( CAUSE REALLY THERES VERY LITTLE THAT IS THAT SERIOUS )ON HIM, AND I TOLD HIM THAT WE SHOULD DEAD OUR SHIT CAUSE SHIT WE DONT EVEN KNOW EACH OTHER HOW CAN WE DECIDE WE DONT LIKE EACH OTHER AND WE DONT NEED TO ENCOURAGE MORE SHIT LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN TO MORE OF OUR PEOPLE.

    BUT YOU JUST HAVE TO SPREAD YOUR HATE

    LISTEN TO KRS ALREADY “STOP THE NEGATIVITY”

  7. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    I HATE THEIR MUSIC AND I HOPE THEY FLOP ( I LAUGH MY ASS OFF EVERYTIME I HEAR PRODIGY GOT ROBBED OR HIS ASS BEAT ) BUT I MOST CERTAINLY DONT WISH DEATH ON EITHER OF THEM AND IF THEY DO DIE I HOPE EVEN MORE THEY CAN REST IN PIECE CAUSE THOSE 2 WITH THEIR GIMMICKS AND STUNTS CLEARLY ARENT IN PEACE WITH THEMSELVES WHILE LIVING SO ID HOPE THEY COULD FINALLY REST IN PEACE

  8. the Landlord AKA Conspiracy Brother Says:

    at TY
    …not spreading hate bruh, im reporting the hate that is prevalent in our society…to ignore it is to allow it to manifest unnoticed and unchecked…i hate no one…but i also fear no one, and will tell anyone online, or face to face, as such…reporting the evils of society is not the crime, the crime is allowing it to happen..who’s hating who?….you cannot be both victim and perpetrator of the same hate crimes…(unless you are Tawanna Brawley that is)

  9. the Landlord AKA Conspiracy Brother Says:

    …i dont wish death on no one homes…i just dont believe in fake love…if you my enemy, you my enemy dead or alive…if you die, i aint gon’ harlem shake at your wake (courtesy of KILLA), but i aint bringing no flowers, i aint singing no songs for you and i definitely aint going around saying what a great loss it is because thats mad phony, shit, the deceased’ family wouldnt approve of that anyway…i deal with trth and reality homes, not repeating some cliches to follow the crowd….

  10. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    ^^^ SE LANDLORD I MUST SAY YOUR IGNORANCE LEVEL IS WAY WAY DOWN FROM LAST WEEK, AND MOST OF MY RESPONSES TODAY ARE STILL ME RESPONDING TO WHAT SHIT YOU WERE SAYING THEN.

    WHICH WAS FUCK THE WHITE DEVIL AND ALL THE UNCLE TOMS WHO SELL OUT, I MEAN THATS THE SHIT YOU WERE ON LAST WEEK, NOW TODAY ILL ADMIT YOUVE BEEN MUCH MORE LOGICAL AND AGREEABLE AS WELL AS REASONABLE BUT MY HEATED RESPONSES ARE STILL COMING FROM LAST WEEKS STATEMNTS MADE BY YOU

  11. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    but saying someone’s death was huge life no matter how YOU felt about them isnt phony at all, cause it is a huge loss to someone i can gaur-an-damn-tee that most deaths are huge losses to someone and to say its not a huge loss just cause you didnt fuck with them, now that is a slap in the deceased families face. i have never killed anyone in my life and the single reason being is no matter how much beef me and one dude have i couldnt bring it apon myself to punish his mom’s and the rest of his friends and family, shit when someone dies do i feel bad their life was cut short fuck yea but i feel worse for the pain that their loved ones are going throug. IVE FELT THAT PAIN TOO MANY TIMES IN MY LIFE TO EVERYONE WANNA DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY PUT THAT PAIN ON ANYONE SO FOR THAT ANYONE WHO EVER DIES GETS A RESPECTFUL R.I.P. now im not suggesting you pull a nas and start making tribute songs to people you were eneimies with but showing respect for the pain the family is going through and again life in general thats just being a decent human being,

  12. the Landlord AKA Conspiracy Brother Says:

    @ty
    …yeah homie, i was getting my Huey P. Newton on last week, while i dont back down from my statements, i realize my tone was overtly angry and confrontational…sometimes i’m using dark, tongue in cheek humor(no homo) and sometimes i’m just stirring the pot…but i always stay true to my beliefs…remeber, we are all flawed…i sit and read through ya’lls sometimes flawed statements, respect mine…

  13. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    i pretty much always respect people opinions until it gets to the white man is the devil or black men are savages and crack smoking gun toting thugs i will respond with just as much anger and venom with either of those statements or statements even semi similiar to those, and yea me being bi-racial might have some part in it but the fact is i know a lot of damn good white people and alot of damn good black people, i also know racist assholes who are white and racist assholes who are black and i just believe the type of thinking you had last week causes the racial tension that is still lingering and its extremly hypocritical to call all white men devils just cause of shit motherfuckers years decades and centuries ago. and yea there are some whites that are just as bad as ever just like their are some crack smoking gun toting savages who just so happen to be black ( plenty of white boys like that too except they usually perfer meth )

  14. doc la familia Says:

    that dude was only 3 years older than me.
    WTF?

  15. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    ^^^ fucked up right dude was my age i just realized that this mourning when i looked at the headline “PHILANT JOHNSON 1980-2006 ” and im like damn i was born in 80 thats what my shit would say if i died tonight

  16. the Landlord AKA Conspiracy Brother Says:

    CLARIFICATION
    …all seriousness…i do call white folks devils…or crakkkers
    i do not think the white man is the devil…
    i do not think the black man is GOD…
    i see nigga and niggas, niggers, whatever all over this site, with NO COMPLAINT..
    stop being so fucking sensitive…its WORDS…
    eskay, if you cant under/overstand, you have my email address, holla at me then we could exchange info and have REAL dialogue, homes
    the point i have trying to make for while now is this…our culture IS being dumbed down by forces real AND imagined, and for us to sit by shucking and jiving and cooning, and making fun ourselves does nothing to help us…that aint racist that’s fact…there are black devils and white devils, its just that the black devils are harder to identify because we want to love thaem as our own…the “so-called white devils(not all of them,ok)” are so obvious and steadfast in their destruction of our and other cultures, they make inviting and easy targets…their treatment of us may not be as physical restricting as in the past, but they still try to enslave us spiritually and economically and sociologically, so i will never lay down my sword…

  17. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    ^^ but see you wont ever catch me using any racial slurs ever. i cant stand the n bomb ( go through my threads i only use it when quoting someone ) i cant stand that word specifically but just cause some white people stil use it and black people use it as a term of enderment does not make you saying WHITE DEVIL any less serious or hateful. i never get offended by what someone ive never mt will say but when you constently say white devil it sets me off cant help it. that means your saying my MOMS is the devil and FUCK YOU FOR THAT. you would slap the shit out of your self for ever talking about my mom like that if you ever met her. shit my 100% black friends would kill you for talking bad about my moms like that cause they know she is about the furthest you can get from being a DEVIL. i mean seriously do you not expect me to be offended when you call my mom THE DEVIL especially considering all the things my mom has done for everyone of every race and culture. my mom grew up in the hood of jersey city and yea she moved to a nicer area but she still does all types of shit to help her old neighboorhood she still will take in kids off the street that need some help and guidence and she could give a fuck what race you are she cant even see it. when i white person says the n bomb it takes on a whole different tone and meaning then when a black man says it.
    it has a hateful tone towards it and it is used to put you down well sorry but whats more hateful than calling someone THE DEVIL? LET ALONE A WHOLE RACE DEVILS? I MEAN DEVIL THAT IS EVIL AND RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THATS WRONG IN THIS WORLD AND IF YOU THINK THATS MY MOMS THEN WE GOT ISSUES

  18. BLACK ROBYN HOOD Says:

    TYRONE BIGGUMS U ARE RIGHT HOMIE I GOT TO JUMP ON YOUR COMMENT AND U MIGHT THINK I SHOULDN’T GET IN YOUR COMMENT LOL BUT BROTHER AND I DO CALL U MY BROTHER CAUSE U ARE BY GOD STANDARDS BUT HOMIE YOUR ANCESTORS AREN’T DEVILS, THEY WHAT MANY CALL HIGHLY EVIL SPIRITED DUE TO THE FACT OF THERE GREED, STOP IT BY PUTTING YOUR MOMS OUT ON BLAST LIKE THAT CAUSE SHE IS WHAT ANGLO SAXON CALL A OUTKAST BUT HOMIE DON’T GET MAD JUST YET CAUSE I GOT LOVE FOR YOUR MOM JUST FOR THE REASON SHE DIDN’T HAVE NO COLOR LINES, MADE HER OWN LANE TO TRAVEL IN AND I CAN HONESTLY AND TRULY RESPECT THAT AND YOU RIGHT SOME WHITE FOLKS ARE VERY LOYAL TO ARE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE BUT THE ANGLO SAXON’S THAT ARE IN THE POWER TO BE ARE LESS THEN DEVIL’S THERE COWARDS HOMIE AND VERY SPITEFUL DUE TO THE FACT: OF ARE WILLINGNESS TO SURVIVE THRU ALL THE B.S THEY PUT US THRU NAME ONE RELIGION OR RACE OR CREED OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE WALKED THIS EARTH THAT HAVE NOT BEEN FUCKED BY POWEFUL ANGLO SAXON’S. THERE GREED IS LEADING THIS COUNTRY INTO THE GROUND RIGHT NOW, THEY LIVE BY A SECRET SOCIETY AND IF U AREN’T PART OF THERE CIRCLE THEN U ARE A MINORITY, SELF EMPOWERMENT IS A KRYPTINITE TO THEM, AND FOR ANYONE TO STAND UP TO THEM IS A CALLED A COMMUNIST OR A RADICAL PARTY, YOU KNOW THIS IS TRUE AND ITS NOT A KNOCK TO YOUR FAMILY WHO IS JUST THE PEOPLE WE NEED FOR ARE MOVEMENT CHECK THIS OUT MY MOM WAS MARCHING WITH KING IN ALABAMA AS A 12 YEAR OLD GIRL WHEN SHE TOLD ME FOR 30 DAYS STRAIGHT EVERY DAY AT 3:00 4 WHITE MEN THE SAME ONES EVERY DAY WOULD SPIT IN HER FACE DURING THE MARCH AND TELL HER LITTLE NIGGER GIRL WE GOIN TO FEED U SPIT EVERYDAY UNTIL U STOP MARCHING, SO HOMIE TO ME THATS LETS THEN DEVILS THATS FUCKING COWARDS. AND IF THEY NOT COWARDS THEN ASK MY NIGGAS IN NEW ORLEANS OR THE LITTLE GIRL WHO DEAD BODY WAS RAPED BY THREE ANGLO SAXONS AT THE MORGUE UP IN CALI LAST YEAR.

  19. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    ^^^ YEA SURE YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND SOME PEOPLE LIKE THAT BUT AGAIN HOW MANY BLACK PEOPLE THINK ALONG THOSE SAME LINES ABOUT ALL WHITES THAT SHIT IS JUST AS WRONG. ALSO THE PROBLEMS YOUR DESCRIBING FOR TODAY ARENT ABOUT RACE ITS ABOUT MONEY POWER RESPECT, ITS ABOUT CLASS ( ALWAYS HAS BEEN, SINCE DAY ONE THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CLASS OF MEN THE WEALTHY THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE WORKERS IT WAS LIKE THAT IN EUROPE IN GREECE IN ROME IN EGYPTY AND ALL OF AFRICA AND ILL SAY IT AGAIN THE SLAVES THAT WERE BROUGHT OVER HERE FROM AFRICA WERE SLAVES BEFORE THEY EVER SAW THE “WHITE DEVIL” THE BLACK MAN SOLD THEIR SLAVES TO THE WHITE EUROPEANS FOR THEIR OWN GREED AND SELFISH NEEDS, SO WHY DO THEY GET A PASS BUT THE WHITE DEVILS DONT ?

  20. BLACK ROBYN HOOD Says:

    ^^^^I HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR OVER A DECADE THE PEOPLE OF AFRICA DID AND STILL SELL THERE OWN BROTHERS INTO SLAVERY, ITS STILL GOING DOWN LIKE THAT CHECK OUT THE PROBLEMS THAT LIBERIA AND BOTSWANA ARE HAVING SO WE ARE EYE TO EYE WITH THAT BUT LET ME LEAVE U THIS
    I HONESTLY THINK AS BLACK PEOPLE WE TEND TO WANT AND SIT BACK AND GET WHAT I CALL SUFFER AND PAIN HELP INSTEAD OF PICKING OFF WITH MALCOLM X AND THE BLACK PANTHERS LEFT OFF WITH, INSTEAD OF RIGHTING ARE WRONGS WE NEED TO UPLIFT THE POSITIVE ASPECTS THAT ARE PEOPLE BRING TO THE TABLE INSTEAD OF JUST BEING ABLE TO RAP AND START FASHION TRENDS, CAUSE TO ME BLACK PEOPLE IN GENERAL DOES AND ALWAYS WILL HAVE THAT SWAGGER THAT OTHER RACE’S JUST RESPECT US FOR I MEAN DAMN I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHO ARE WHAT PERSON ELECTED AL SHARPTON, BEN CHAVIS, OR BILL COSBY AS ARE BLACK SPOKES PERSON, LIKE TO ME THOSE MEN ARE A BREED THAT CAN’T COMMUNICATE WITH THE YOUNG KIDS OF TODAY, SO MY POINT TO YOU IS IT DOESN’T ALWAYS START WITH THE PEOPLE ITS GOT TO REALLY START AT WHO THE PEOPLE HAVE REPPIN FOR THEM AND FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS WE HAVE HAD THESE BLACK, PUPPET BACK DOOR BROTHERS WHO SAY ENOUGH TO MAKE PEOPLE LISTEN BUT NOT TO MUCH TO GET THEY ASS IN HOT WATER WITH THE POWERS TO BE BUT ALL IN ALL IT STARTS TODAY SO MAYBE U OR YOUR KIDS OR MINES MIGHT BE THE NEXT POWER SPEAKER FOR A NATION IN NEED OF HELP WHATEVER IT IS HOMIE I STILL GOT LOVE CAUSE U ARE MY BROTHER, ONE.

  21. loveispain Says:

    Tyrone biggims thank you so much. Philant was my best friend and confidant and it cut me like a knife to read that otha niggas comments. Philant was a great dude that everyone in the industry knew and he was well known in the streets. Im a woman that has no family and no friends, and that man was incredibly busy and had no reason to spend time with me or be there for me when I needed him but he did. NO one gave a fuck about me but he did. NO worthless weed carrier; that man was a father, a son, and a great provider for many. He held T.I.’s whole shit together little do you know. And he helped me hold my shit together too. And I need him now and he’s not here. Only the good die young, that’s what they say. But nothing can justify why the love of my life is gone away. Now im alone and I just can’t understand how one black man can joke about another black man’s death especially when he had no problem with the man and didn’t even know him. That’s sick and that’s the reason why its so easy for niggas to just roll up and shoot innocent people. When a person feels that they life don’t mean shit they feel that no one’s lives matter.

    Fuck anyone who has anything negative or dismissive to say about my partna’s death. I’m ridin for my nigga til my last breath. You niggas that got jokes couldn’t walk a mile in Phil’s shoes. You on here writin bullshit to entertain yourselves because you have no life. Get yo mind right and get money, and if you not right with GOD get right with GOD.

  22. Princess Says:

    R.I.P Ti and we all miss and love ti keep ya head up

  23. Novia Says:

    Rip Big Phil we will all miss yhu even though I dnt kno u but I saw on behind the music how tip was to ya n I Noe how it feels to lose someone special in ya life so tip I wish u da best of luck n Phil c ya soon

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