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Published on January 2nd, 2016 | by Jerry Doby


Who is ApolloNightLA ‘Artist of the Week’ Phil Simple?


Phil Simple (@PhilSimple) is the latest unsigned artist to capture the ApolloNightLA (@ApolloNightLA) “Artist of the Week” honors. As with all of their winners, Phil exhibited a major work ethic making him stand out amongst the crowd.

Phil Simple is an independent artist from Fayetteville, NC, born into a musical family and started pursuing music by the 6th grade. Learned the bass guitar in the 9th but heavily focused on rap for his love of words. Some of his influences are Outkast, T.I., Kendrick Lamar and many others.

Known for his aggressive style, rapid flow and his catchy word play, you will surely walk away singing a song or two. His ultimate goal is to be better than the ones who came before him but also pay homage in the process. This is Phil Simple.

From the outside looking in, who is Phil Simple?

Phil Simple is a rapper with a different style, very unique flow and an artist that talks to you from the heart.

What brought you to the entertainment industry, music specifically?

When I was little I was a fan of DMX and I loved his style but when I heard T.I. “Trap Muzik”, that made me want to rap. The stories that he was telling and his smooth flow just amazed me at the time.

Tell us about your current project and your ApolloNightLA “Artist of the Week” winning single.

Yes, “Get Down” is the first single off my upcoming project called Project:(K)new. Its going to talk about a lot of topics but at the end of the day, its about finding yourself whether it be becoming a new person or you already new the person you were, you just doubted yourself.

For new listeners, what song of yours would you pick as an introduction to you?

It would be “Get Down”, its a fun song to party to, catchy and it talks to you if you’re listening so that would be the song that I would pick.

Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” moment…

It had to be when I went to another city to perform and of course I got the crew with me and we thinking we about to go perform at a hip hop spot. We get there and we see older white people and they’re playing Country Music so we like “Oh sh*t”. So we perform anyway, because we didn’t drive for nothing, so we perform and basically speed out the door, the man at the door chased us down and was like “Man ya’ll did a great job, if ya’ll want to come back and perform even if ya’ll just want to fu** around, here go my card.” We were like what the he*l but we was happy that they accepted us and so after that we went and partied.

Get Social:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/phil_simple_music 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhilSimple 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/philsimple_msmg/

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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.

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