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Published on February 15th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby


Adé (Formally Phil Ade) unveils debut EP ‘Always Something’, Signs to Epic Records/HighRes Global

(Credit: Tim Saccenti)

Today, Silver Spring, Maryland rapper, producer, and artist Adéunveils his debut EP, Always Something. Get it HERE. Additionally, the critically acclaimed talent officially announces his signing to Epic Records in partnership with HighRes Global.

A DMV hip-hop stalwart under the name of Phil Adé and a true underground phenomenon, the six-track EP offers a formal introduction to his mic talents and verbal prowess. Fusing airtight wordplay and chantable choruses, he unloads a series of undeniable anthems, serving up  “something” special for the culture. For the EP, he assembled and attracted a bevy of friends and heavy hitters as collaborators, including Lil Baby [“Something New”], Rich The Kid [“Something from Nothing,” GoldLink Wale [“Something Real”], andDJ Money and Fatman Scoop [“Something Sweet”]. The project illuminates the scope of his talents and potential to ignite rap music in 2019—as well as an uplifting message at the music’s core.


About Always Something, he commented, “As I was recording, I kept thinking about the phrase ‘Always Something’. I found a deeper meaning. In life, you’re met with negatives, and you’re met with positives. From my experience, I’ve always been able to have more peace and progress when I am focused on whatever good is going on in my life. When it seems like everything going on is negative, it’s easier to move forward when you are focused on the upside. There’s Always Something to remain positive about.”

Check out the full tracklisting below.

Be on the lookout for more from Adé very soon!


  1. Play Something
  2. Something New (ft. Lil Baby)
  3. Something For Nothin (Ft. Rich The Kid)
  4. Something’s Up
  5. Something Sweet (Ft. DJ Money & Fatman Scoop)
  6. Something Real (Ft. GoldLink &  Wale)

Stream & Purchase Always Something:

All: http://smarturl.it/AS.ADE

Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/AS.ADE/applemusic

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/AS.ADE/itunes

Spotify: http://smarturl.it/AS.ADE/spotify

Amazon Digital: http://smarturl.it/AS.ADE/az

Google Play: http://smarturl.it/AS.ADE/googleplay

Deezer: http://smarturl.it/AS.ADE/deezer

Pandora: http://smarturl.it/AS.ADE/pandora

Soundcloud: http://smarturl.it/AS.ADE/soundcloud

Tidal: http://smarturl.it/AS.ADE/tidal

YouTube Music: http://smarturl.it/AS.ADE/youtubemusic

About Adé:
Initially recording as Phil Ade, DMV talent Adé delivered a string of independent mixtapes, singles, and appearances in addition to collaborations with everyone from Logic and Mac Miller to Raekwon and Bootsy Collins. Starting in 2013, he dove into honing his craft, writing in the studio with a variety of artists, perfecting his own sound as well as his live performance. He ultimately developed his voice immensely. During this time, he made extensive contributions as a writer and featured act to Wale’s #1 opus The Album About Nothing [2015] and Shine [2017], in addition to working with Raheem DeVaughn, Anthony Hamilton, Chris Brown, Eric Bellinger, Mýa, Trevor Jackson, Serayah, 9th Wonder and Bink, while gracing the stage on the sold out SHIN3 Tour. In 2017, he shared the solo single “No Fear” [feat. Tate Kobang and Saba Abraha], which soundtracked WWE NXTand clocked half-a-million streams. Upon the latter’s arrival, Billboard described him as “ready to seize his opportunity at rap stardom. However, he changed everything for 2019. He opted to go by simply Adé, signed toEpic Records, and cooked up his first EP of the label, Always Something—out now.

“Phil Ade is the next rapper up out of the DMV area. The rapper has consistently brought rhymes and wordplay…” – HotNewHipHop

“Navigating through the DMV, Adé has positioned himself at the forefront of the hip-hop movement taking place in the area.” – VIBE

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