September 27, 2011 is the date I've been anticipating ever since it was announced that BOTH Phonte and 9th Wonder were releasing their respective albums on this special date in NC hip hop. I can't forget that Mr. Nice Watch himself, J. Cole, is also unveiling his rookie opus to the world, Cole World. To start things off properly, we have Little Brother and Justus League turntablist DJ Flash presenting this tribute mixtape to the one and only Phonte Coleman. It is no secret that Phonte is one of my all-time favorites when it comes to the art of emceeing. This mixtape collection compiled by DJ Flash will show those that are not in the know what I mean by this statement. From his career start with Little Brother, to his creative partnership with another favorite Nicolay, you will see the transformation and growth in this 70-track mixtape that captures the essence of Phonte. Once you peep this mixtape, go support true, heartfelt hip hop and purchase Charity Starts At Home (as well as The Wonder Years by 9th Wonder and Cole World by J. Cole). Tomorrow will indeed be a great day for hip hop coming from my home away from home, North Carolina!
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