Phonte

When  it comes to acquiring knowledge, the best place to be is at the feet of elders. The wisdom elders share is so necessary for your life that they could tell you something and it not manifest in your life until years later. Rapper Phonte got that experience through dealing with Mos Def. In a […]

Ok, hate is a strong word, especially this close to Dr. King’s birthday. But when you get three talents like Talib Kweli, Phonte and Elzhi on one track it makes it hard to tolerate paint-by-numbers by one-hit-wonders.  For this first cut from 9th Wonders’ upcoming “Jamla Is The Squad” compilation, the three wordsmiths put a […]

Phonte Coleman of Little Brother and The Foreign Exchange drops some #newtigallo from his first solo project, Charity Starts At Home.  Kenneth Price is on the lens for “Dance In The Reign” and Swiff D is on the beats. (props to Okayplayer.com) What Do J.Cole, Pete Pablo and Little Brother Have In Common? “I do […]

Since you are what you eat, as a hip-hop junky in his 30s a lot of what is being served out there just isn’t palatable to  me. But thankfully my position at TheUrbandaily brings me in contact with sounds and artists that may have otherwise gone overlooked. Following the relative drought of music in 2010, […]

Apple seems to put a new product on the market every three weeks and one of their most popular selling items is the iPod. Technology fiends will spend hundreds of dollars to have the newest model, despite them having the model that dropped six months ago. With the 10th anniversary of the iPod upon us, […]

The line between hip-hop and R&B has been growing fuzzy, because both genres seem to be heavily influenced by the other. Rappers and singers cloud the issue by doing both, and being a double threat is becoming the norm. Should they stay in one lane? Check out some of our favorite R&B MCs in the photos […]

Phonte Coleman is one of the most underrated lyricists making hip-hop today. After a decade of recording as a member of Little Brother and The Foreign Exchange he has finally released his long-overdue solo project, Charity Starts At Home. The 12 track CD features everything fans have come to expect from Tigallo: witty wordplay, heartfelt […]

If you're a fan of Phonte, Little Brother, or 9th Wonder, you'll probably like this new song featuring Elzhi called "Not Here Anymore." If you're not a fan, you'll at least be able to appreciate the way 9th flipped the sample of "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" by Rose Royce.

Phonte finally drops his debut solo album Charity Starts At Home. Little Brother’s frontman drops the long awaited album September 27th on +FE Music. Check out the track list below. 01. Dance in the Reign 02. The Good Fight 03. Everything Is Falling Down 04. Not Here Anymore 05. Eternally 06. Sendin My Love 07. […]

Pharoahe Monch drops the second video from his third solo album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades). In the clip he imagines a world where we turn the other cheek and let it slide instead of getting caught up in the b.s. Monch told TheUrbandaily.com in our exclusive making of W.A.R. that this song was refreshing to […]

On a dry March night in New York City the basement at SOBS night club has been converted into a bomb shelter. Lil Fame from M.O.P. Jean Grae, Large Professor, Mr. Len, !llmind, Skyzoo, King Of Chill, Showtyme, Mela Machinko, Styles P, DJ Boogie Blind, Dru Ha, Shucky Ducky, Craig G, Immortal Technique and many […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) 1801 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707 When: February 25, 2003 What: Frustrated with the  state of the rap game, Phonte, Big Pooh and 9th Wonder engaged their listeners on a deeper level on their critically acclaimed debut album, The Listening, venting about casual listeners who pay little […]