New Phonte Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Joe Budden, Phonte & the New Age of Veteran Hip-Hop Success [Feature ]

Jay Z’s robust, hyenic laugh emits from my car's speakers as I weave and swerve through the afternoon traffic from Hell. Sweat pours as the sun beams, but my mind is lost in the song and not the heat of Hades.... Read More


3 Most Slept-On R&B Albums of 2016 [Feature ]

There's so much music available at our fingertips now, it's easy and fairly common to miss out on a great album release. This especially holds true in R&B, a genre that has seen its mainstream pool evaporate over... Read More


Phonte’s Brutal Honesty About Chasing Dreams & Aging in Hip-Hop [Feature ]

My eyes would stare in fixation at the door that stood before me. There would be days I wouldn’t see the starving faces of customers entering the restaurant, where I didn’t see the joyous merriment that transpired... Read More


Phonte on Current Hip-Hop Climate: “There’s so Much Noise, Everyone is F**king Making Shit” [Feature ]

Veteran emcee Phonte, formerly of hip-hop trio Little Brother and currently 1/2 of The Foreign Exchange, was a guest on Combat Jack's The Combat Jack Show podcast this week.  In between discussing the... Read More


Little Brother is Not Coming Back, Here’s Why They Matter [Feature ]

When 9th Wonder announced on Twitter, “Little Brother is not coming back,” there wasn’t an uproar, the day continued as if he announced his grocery list. It wasn’t a surprise, it’s been... Read More


Oddisee & Phonte - Persona [Stream]

This year, the Mello Music Group roster will once again link up with some of their favorite artists to craft an album’s worth of fresh tunes. Today, we get our first taste of the compilation in the form of Requiem, an... Read More


Jamla Records ft. Talib Kweli, Elzhi & Phonte - No Competition [Stream]

Which independent label currently boasts the all-around dopest stable of hip-hop artists? It would be an exaggeration to say that there’s No Competition, but if you answered “Jamla Records,” I certainly... Read More


RJD2 ft. Phonte - Temperamental [Stream]

Though RJD2‘s 2007 album, The Third Hand, was the subject of a review by our own Nathan S., veteran producer RJD2 somehow has yet to receive an audio feature on our pages. While we may be late to the party, you could... Read More


Don Streat ft. Little Brother - The Sun (Remix) [Stream]

When a remix makes it onto an album, you know it’s definitely worth your time. For evidence, look no further than The Sun (Remix) by Don Streat. This record, featuring a funky, retro instrumental by Cool FD, is set to... Read More


Rapsody ft. Phonte & Jay Electronica - Jedi Code [Stream]

With her Gangsta Grillz tape just hours away from release, Jamla Records rhymesayer Rapsody has liberated one last standout cut to whet fans’ appetites. Label boss 9th Wonder mans the boards on Jedi Code, pairing grimy... Read More


JR & PH7 ft. Phonte & Median - Goodbye [Stream]

After featuring It Is What It Is and Who Want What, DJBooth happily showcases JR & PH7‘s latest single, Goodbye, from their album The Good Life. JR & PH7 allow North Carolina emcees Phonte and Median to flow... Read More


Big SANT ft. Phonte, Tito Lopez & King Mez - Rap Ni**a [Stream & Download]

Today, in 2012, the idea that real rap only comes from north of the Mason-Dixon line is so quaint as to be hilarious. Thus, Big SANT could rightfully be accused of beating a dead horse on his latest single. On the other hand,... Read More


Brother Ali ft. Phonte & Stokley Williams - I’ll Be Around [Stream & Download]

Loves may come and go, but Brother Ali is here to stay. On I’ll Be Around, a standout cut off his new EP, the Twin Cities stalwart reassures a woman left stressed by his itinerant lifestyle, flowing over the smooth,... Read More


Phonte- The Good Fight [Video]

North Carolina emcee Phonte had been Fighting the Goof Fight against wack hip-hop for years now, a fight he brings to his brand new video. For more from Phonte be sure to check out his new album, Charity Starts At Home,... Read More


The Roots ft. Phonte & Dice Raw - One Time [Stream]

The Roots’ 13th full-length may be an epic concept album following the rise and fall of a youth in the ‘hood, but the ambitious nature of the project hasn’t distracted the crew from their career-long mission... Read More


Phonte Announces Fall Tour Dates With 9th Wonder, The Foreign Exchange [Feature ]

New York, N.Y. -- Fresh off the release of his debut solo album, Charity Starts at Home, North Carolina mainstay and Little Brother alumnus Phonte is about to embark upon a nationwide tour. Over the course of October and... Read More


Phonte ft. Median - Eternally [Stream & Download]

From to Lil B, Royce Da 5’9 to King Mez, Phonte is nothing less than a chameleon when it comes to the work (and collaborators) he has amassed over the past few years. While fans of his work, the entirety of Little... Read More


Phonte ft. Evidence & Big K.R.I.T. - The Life of Kings [Stream]

As alluring as absolute power undoubtedly is, a look at history shows that the life of a monarch isn’t all that enviable; combined with the colossal responsibilities that come with sovereignty, the machinations of... Read More


9th Wonder ft. Terrace Martin, Phonte, & Bird and The Midnight Falcons - One Night [Stream]

Veteran beatsmith 9th Wonder has been on a roll lately, and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon; album leak One Night, the latest entry in the Little Brother affiliate’s hit parade, finds 9th enlisting frequent... Read More


9th Wonder ft. Phonte & Median - Band Practice pt.2 [Stream]

There are people that get into music business for the wrong reasons, but there are a handful of artists that do it for the right ones. And then there’s 9th Wonder. His body of work says many things about his drive for... Read More


Phonte x King Mez x Charlie Smarts - In the 336 [Stream & Download]

Wondering how they do it “In the 336? You’ve come to the right place—on the inaugural leak off The Dropouts’ forthcoming compilation album, three of Greenboro, North Carolina’s most talented... Read More


Phonte ft. elZHi - Not Here Anymore [Stream & Download]

Since the 2010 dissolution of the veteran N.C. crew, Phonte‘s been getting into the post-Little Brother groove via a downright epic streak of guest 16s, as well as collaborative work with Dutch beatsmith Nicolay as The... Read More


Eric Roberson ft. Phonte - Picture Perfect [Stream]

As fervently as some seek physical perfection through surgical means, no doctor alive can reproduce the fine brushstrokes of natural beauty. On album lead single Picture Perfect, Summertime Anthem singer/songwriter Eric... Read More


Trackademicks ft. Freddie Gibbs, Phonte & 1-O.A.K - Chill [Stream & Download]

Ever the smooth operator, Trackademicks knows exactly what to say to set a romantic prospect at ease. Fresh off asking a chick to “meet [him] Halfway” on his last feature, the Bay Area rapper/producer busts out... Read More


Trackademicks ft. Phonte & Carlitta Durand - Halfway [Stream & Download]

Absent from our pages since he stepped into the Booth with the exasperated Stop It! back in October of 2010, Bay Area emcee Trackademicks makes his triumphant return to our pages with Halfway, single number two off his... Read More


Focus… ft. Phonte - UH! [Stream & Download]

Having hooked up with Rapper Big Pooh on the recently-featured Idols and Role Models (Perspective #2), Focus… recruits the other half of Little Brother‘s mic contingent on this newly-leaked cut off his forthcoming... Read More


Lil B ft. Jean Grae & Phonte - Base for Your Face [Stream & Download]

To be completely honest, there’s been a lot of debate around the DJBooth offices about posting Lil B. On one hand the former Pack member is undeniably a phenomenon, but on the other odes to Wonton Soup don’t exactly meet... Read More


Trackademicks ft. Phonte - Fool on the Hill [Stream & Download]

Working one’s way up from the bottom of the music game is never a stress-free process but, as in just about anything, the wrong attitude can make things much harder than they truly are. Where many up-and-comers chase... Read More


BK-One ft. Phonte, Brother Ali & The Grouch - Here I Am [Stream]

If you’re visiting the Booth in search of the best hip-hop has to offer (and I hope you are, since those looking for bad music will likely be disappointed in our selections), BK-One has three words for you: “Here I... Read More


Keelay & Zaire ft. Phonte & DMinor - Alright With Me [Stream]

I don’t know how the rest of you are faring weather-wise, but my hometown of Minneapolis has seen nothing but gloom for the last week or so—not to mention, I just heard that we can expect more snow over the weekend.... Read More


Stat Quo, Royce Da 5’9 & Phonte - Homage To Premier [Stream]

On a new mixtape cut, three of the game’s most talented emcees join forces with an up-and-coming producer to pay tribute to one of the most important individuals in East Coast hip-hop history – a man who, in addition... Read More


Marsha Ambrosius ft. Phonte (of Little Brother) - Sunshine [Stream]

While Aftermath Records is infamous for delaying its artists’ albums, 2009 might very well be the year that everyone has been waiting for; 50 Cent‘s Before I Self-Destruct is set for a February release, followed... Read More


Evidence ft. Phonte, Blu & - For Whom The Bell Tolls [Stream]

Last year, while on tour with Little Brother, Evidence had an epiphany.  Instead of just crafting a 5-song “side project” with friend and producer Khrysis, the Dilated Peoples member decided to spin a simple,... Read More


Evidence ft. Phonte - Let Yourself Go (Remix) [Stream]

With four albums already in the bag through his involvement with the mainly underground hip-hop group Dilated Peoples, rapper-producer Evidence had no problem dishing out the hits in his first solo album The Weatherman... Read More