Raheem Devaughn’s 368 Music Group and Okayplayer have teamed up to premiere PHIL ADE’s “HOLLYWOOD” music video directed by TABI BONNEY. This is DMV Hip Hop at its finest.
VIDEO: Phil Ade – “Hollywood”
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MIXTAPE: Phil Ade’ – “Starting Out JV”
Who is Phil Ade’?
“I’m an everyday person, rapping about everyday things for every day of peoples lives…”
– Phil Ade’
…But DC rapper Phil Ade’ isn’t ordinary. A creative talent, to say the least, he is poised to reign over the Nation’s Capitol, releasing his sounds on anyone who is smart enough to listen. Not focused on cross-over appeal, Phil Adé’s easy-going subject matter and genuine flow is a welcomed addition to the underground hip hop community.
Born Philip Adetumbi, Phil Ade’ comes from an interesting mix of wordly culture. His Grenadian mother and Nigerian father made sure to keep him close to his strong family heritage. Before settling in the DC metro area, Phil Ade’ lived in California, Alabama and Florida while his father took various positions in different cities. These experiences, matched with the cultural influences that his parents made sure to incorporate in his life, gave Phil Ade’ a valuable and international outlook on the world around him.
Always a performer, Phil Ade’ spent his early years singing and dancing for anyone who’d watch. He started rapping during his junior year in high school, and the hobby soon morphed into a bonafied craft. Phil Ade’ took notice, and like a true artist, started studying the artform, paying close attention to the works of veteran rap legends like The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye West and Lil’ Wayne. Phil Ade’ found his own artistic identity and, with the encouragement of close friends, noticed that his newly developed talent could actually be a legitimate career. Fate stepped in and met Phil’s music hustle in January 2009 when a friend introduced him to Tennyson “T” Richards, owner of Paper Boyz Management and close friend to Grammy nominated recording artist, Raheem DeVaughn. DeVaughn’s interest was immediately sparked when Phil Ade’ rapped for him.
Phil has earned the distinction of being the first artist signed to DeVaughn’s DC-based independent label, 368 Music Group, which he co-founded with DC talent manager/A&R Andre “Dre The Mayor” Hopson. Phil Ade’s grand introduction to the music industry couldn’t have come at a better time. His first major showcase was opening for Interscope recording artist and fellow DC rapper, Wale, a worthy accomplishment. Phil Ade’ recently finished his debut mixtape project entitled, Starting on JV, which dropped July 10 and features guest appearances from DeVaughn with production by Mark Henry and Dope Sunny. His lyrics have been praised for not being common clichés that we always hear on the radio.
As the rising star in a local music scene that has yet to receive credit like other metropolitan cities (NYC, Atlanta, Miami), Phil Ade’ is set to further bring attention to the Nation’s Capitol, solidifying it as a major force in the country’s hip-hop landscape. But, in the meantime, he is staying humble and focused, working hard to present his music to as many people as he can reach. Phil Ade’ is constantly perfecting his craft and patiently waiting for his official entry into the world of hip-hop…
Its not every day that you get to experience a talent such as Phil Ade’. Listen carefully and enjoy the ride!