Phonte on Sound Session

Between a few solo appearances and some Little Brother interviews, Phonte has now been on Sound Session five times.  I think that pulls him ahead of a few other artists for our all time most interviewed guest.  This time, I caught up with the big homey backstage at the Washington stop of Rock The Bells last weekend.  Originally, we were gonna grab Big Pooh as well, but I think he got caught up watching Nas tear it down.  It was truly a great day out at the Gorge (especially now that it’s over…I’m not a big fan of festivals…or driving 2.5 hours to get there) and I’m still planning on putting together some footage from it soon.

In the meantime, check out this interview with Phonte.  He played me the entire upcoming Foreign Exchange album (what up Nic!), Leave It All Behind, and it blew me away.  I’m not sure the world is ready for this project.  Instead of giving you my review, peep the interview to hear Tay talk about how it differs from their classic Connected debut, how their creative process worked this time around, and how his music has evolved over the years.  We also discussed his Gordon Gartrell Radio podcast series, the potential sequel to Zo! and Tigallo Love The 80’s, the early plans for the next Little Brother record, and if we’ll see Tay Pain take over the hook game in 2009.  Enjoy.

Phonte on Sound Session
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Remember to cop Leave It All Behind digitally on October 7th or on CD on the 14th.  The CD comes complete with instrumentals (and incredible artwork), so you already know which one I’m getting.  Stay up to date at their official site,

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6 Responses to “Phonte on Sound Session”

  1. […] DJ Hyphen had the chance to catch up with Phonte while out at Rock the Bells in Washington (the one I got shafted from haha). The Little Brother/Foreign Exchange emcee goes in about the upcoming FE project (Leave It All Behind), how his music has grown and evolved over the years, the incredibly dope Gordon Gartrell Radio podcast series, the potential sequel to Zo! & Tigallo Love the 80’s!. They go in about what’s next for Little Brother and if Tay-Pain will take over the hook game next year. […]

  2. C.A.S.H. says:

    Good lookin!!

  3. djnphared says:

    The Gorge is dope for about 5 hours, then when you think about that long ass drive back, you start to spite the experience. At least it wasn’t too packed for that crammed festival feel.

  4. Gedi says:

    Really dope interview Hyphen! Good lookin’ out

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    The homie DJ Hypen of The Audacity Of Dope sat down with Phonte backstage at Rock The Bells last weekend for an interview in his Sunday Night Sound Session show on Seattle’s KUBE 93.3 FM. The two talk about how “Leave It…

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