“I’m an everyday person, rapping about everyday things for every day of peoples lives…”…. – Phil Adé…. …But Maryland rapper/singer Phil Adé isn’t ordinary. A creative talent, to say the least, he is poised to reign over the DMV area, releasing his sounds on anyone who is smart enough to listen. Not focused on cross-over appeal, Phil Adé’s easy-going subject matter and genuine flow is a welcomed addition to the underground hip hop community…..
“Eighteen-year-old Philly rapper Tayyib Ali made a name for himself last fall with his mixtape 18 and this month he’s set to drop his new one, Keystone State of Mind. Maybe it’s the catchy ’60s lounge sample, maybe it’s Ali’s smooth, friendly flow and honest message, but I can’t stop listening to the title track. “Rap is my life,” he says at the end of the track. “This is what I’m passionate as hell about.” You can tell.” -EC, NYLON MAGAZINE