Phonte Drops New Album No News Is Good News

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Tay back! Phonte returns with his new solo Rap album, No News Is Good News. Although the former Little Brother MC had mentioned that he was working on this project a while back, the release is a bit of a surprise, having only just been announced earlier this week. The 10-track project features appearances from Freddie Gibbs and Eric Roberson, plus Marco Polo and Nottz on the production side and is Tay’s first new solo album since 2011’s Charity Starts At Home. Stream the album in full below now.

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Rapper Big Pooh ft. Phonte – Seinfeld (Go Up)

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Well here is a rare gem of a Rap song. Recorded prior to the split with his Little Brother partner Phonte in 2010, Big Pooh liberates “Seinfeld (Go Up)” from his vaults. Produced by Swiff D, the track was originally recorded for Pooh’s Dirty Pretty Things solo outing, but the LB break-up and accompanying acrimonious feelings between the two MC’s lead to it being shelved indefinitely. Continue below to listen and read Pooh’s full explanation for why the track never dropped, and why it is being released now in an unmixed and unmastered form.

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Mickey Factz & Nottz ft. Phonte – Treat You Right

Friday, October 21st, 2016


Check out “Treat You Right”, a new track with Phonte from the upcoming Mickey Factz and Nottz project, The Achievement circa ’82. Mickey calls it “an ode to true love” and it came about after a fan heard the beat and noted that Tay would sound good on it. Check it out below and look out for the Mickey and Nottz project to drop October 28th with guest appearances from Styles P, Smoke DZA, Curren$y, Blu and Mack Wilds.

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Phonte & Eric Roberson – Tigallerro (Album Stream)

Friday, July 22nd, 2016


Phonte describes Tigallerro, his new record with Eric Roberson, as “the attitude of hip-hop meets the musicianship of classic R&B” and that amazing first single “It’s So Easy” was a perfect representation of that theme. The new 10-track project is devoid of any guest appearances and was originally supposed to drop last year but was delayed by circumstances beyond the pair’s control. It’s here now though and you can continue below to stream the project in full head over to Apple Music/iTunes.

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Phonte & Eric Roberson – It’s So Easy

Friday, July 8th, 2016


Well now, if you could channel the feeling of Summer into a single song, this would be that song. The upbeat “It’s So Easy” is the first single from Tigallerro, the upcoming project from Phonte and Eric Roberson and it is classic cookout music.

Listen below and look for Tigallerro to arrive on July 22nd.

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Robert Glasper ft. Phonte – Violets (Prod. by 9th Wonder)

Friday, April 1st, 2016


In honor of what would have been the 90th birthday of of Miles Davis, Robert Glasper will be releasing his new project Everything’s Beautiful, which will feature 11 tracks offering new takes on classic Davis recordings. Today we get a preview of the album via “Violets,” a new collaboration between Glasper, Phonte and producer 9th Wonder. The song was inspired by Davis’ song “Blue in Green.”

Listen below and look for Everything’s Beautiful to arrive on May 27th.

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PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9″ & DJ Premier) ft. DOOM & Phonte – Highs and Lows

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015


Royce, DOOM and Phonte on the same track? Produced by DJ Premier? What a time. This is off the upcoming deluxe edition of their self-titled debut album, which is due on December 11th and will also feature new collaborations with Black Thought, Joey Bada$$ and Logic.

Previously: PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9 & DJ Premier) – Courtesy (Full)

MED, Blu & Madlib ft. Phonte & Likewise – Finer Things

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015


The new Bad Neighbor album from MED, Blu and Madlib will be here on October 30th, but today the trio liberates the Phonte and Like of Pac Div assisted “Finer Things.” Pre-order the LP here.


Previously: Blu, Med, Madlib & MF DOOM – Knock Knock

Nicolay ft. Phonte – The Brightest Star/Afterglow

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015


Grammy nominated producer and one half of The Foreign Exchange Nicolay is preparing to drop his new solo album, City Lights Vol. 3: Soweto on June 9th. Today he shares the project’s lead single, “The Brightest Star” featuring his FE partner Phonte. The stream also includes “Afterglow”, a b-side that will not appear on CLV3.

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Previously: The Foreign Exchange ft. Carlitta Durand – Dreams Are Made For Two (Video)

Oddisee ft. Phonte – Requiem

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015


Oddisee and ‘Te get some stuff off their chest re: the murder of innocent Black men in America on “Requiem”, off the upcoming Persona compilation from Mello Music Group.

Hit the jump to check out the full Persona tracklist and pre-order here.

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