The Break Presents: Phil The Thrill
Breakout: “I Made It”
All Check: “Writings On Your Wall” ft. Stefan Skeeter
And: “R.I.P. Dilla” (Over J Dilla’s & 9th Wonder’s “Make It Circulate”)
Name: Phil The Thrill
Reppin’: Newport News, Virginia. 757
My style and/or skills have been compared to: Kanye West, Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, Drake, J. Cole
I started rapping: At the age of 10
My standout records and/or moments have been: Winning the XXL J Dilla contest. Hearing my songs being played on the radio and seeing the positive feedback my two videos received on Worldstar.
I’m gonna change the game by: Bringing the fun and flexibility back to hip-hop and music as a whole.
My goal in hip-hop is: Is to change the perception of it to the masses. There are so many areas that can be touched that so many artists are afraid to tap into, and I feel that it can be done with my approach and ability to connect with a variety of people and demographics.
I’d Like to Work With: Kanye West, hands down. A hook from Frank Ocean and Adele would be dopeness, and J. Cole’s production is something that definitely catches my ear.
I’m gonna be the next: Hip-hop artist that one day reaches his full potential so that people will one day want to be the next ME.