Phil Ade is one of my favorite new rappers…not just because hes from the DMV, but because I think he has some talent. His mixtape A Different World drops today and I’ve been searching the internet since 11:59 this morning (yeah, I’m pressed) and I still can’t find it :/
I’m In love with the two singles I’ve heard from it so far. This track, “2nd Chance” caught my eye because I’m a big Peter, Bjorn, and John fan (where the song came from). The other single is called “Monte Carlo Dreams” and samples the song “Monte Carlo” by a local DC band called US Royalty (I saw them live at the Sweetlife Festival and fell in loooovveee).
I don’t like these tracks just because he sampled these artist, but because he does such a good job sampling them. Plenty of rappers sample indie bands and it sounds weak, or like they’re trying too hard to follow that trend. Phil Ade puts his own twist on it and his flow fits the music perfectly.
…and he reps the D M V :)