Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Top 50 MCs: #32 - Phonte of Little Brother

32. Phonte

No I don't eat meat, but YES im still beefin'

I shouldnt really have to tell anybody about Phonte at this point. He might be one of the buys people hold up to names like Mos Def, Kweli, or whoever they think is a dope MC with alot of potential. Their albums The Listening, The Minstrel Show, and Getback are all borderline classic to me and its mainly because of Phonte's contributions. Pooh is cool but he's just the balance to Phonte's illness in the group. Lets not even talk about the magnificent music he's made with Nicolay under the name Foreign Exchange. The two F.E. albums alone push Te' to a whole nother level because his singing ability is damn near as good as his rapping. He has a distinct voice, delivery, flow and he's a southern MC who isnt afraid to reach outside the box. He might be a little outwardly opinionated but if you bypass his persona you may just love the music.

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