Johnny Phrank
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Johnny Phrank

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo R&B Singer/Songwriter


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"Smooth Singer Johnny Phrank Pays Homage to the Late MJ on "Dirty Diana""

Believe it or not, today marks the sixth anniversary of the legendary Michael Jackson’s passing. (Seems like much longer, right?)

It’s undisputable that MJ influenced countless artists, including Johnny Phrank, who commemorates MJ by releasing a song he wrote with Mr. Jackson’s own “Dirty Diana” in mind.

Phrank’s street-smart swag and darkly seductive style gives him a sound that’s uniquely all his own, but it doesn’t stop him from being compared to Future because of his descriptive street narratives, and The Weeknd, because of his silky smooth vocals.

His latest single, “Dirty Diana,” boasts production from producer Willie B, who is best known for producing Kendrick Lamar’s “Ignorance Is Bliss” and “Rigamortis” from Lamar’s Overly Dedicated and Section 80. The Grammy nominated producer also recently produced “03′ Adolescence” on J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive album.

Give it a listen below, and find out why Johnny Phrank is the next big smooth crooner in music. - The Source

"Source Premiere: Johnny Phrank Feat. Problem “B***hez From Compton”"

Nashville crooner, Johnny Phrank, debuts a brand new single from his forthcoming EP, Flight Risk. While his home is in Tennessee, he holds a special place in his heart for the women of Los Angeles and decided to dedicate the song to these “B***hez From Compton”. He employs the help from an emcee who knows a lot about the subject, Compton’s own Problem.

BandPlay produced the smooth synthesizer heavy track, providing a groove for Phrank and Problem to absolutely pour their hearts out. Although Phrank takes the time to sing SoCal women praises, Problem uses some of his time to address the fakes that are swimming in the highly contested waters. Their dynamic works really well, which is aided by the emcees use of auto tune. Check out the track below and tell us what you think. - The Source

"Johnny Phrank – “Dirty Diana”"

Although Phrank’s street-smart approach and darkly seductive style afford him a uniquely identifiable sound of his own, Phrank is often compared to Future because of his descriptive street narratives, and The Weeknd, because of his silky smooth vocals.

His latest single, “Dirty Diana,” boasts production from producer Willie B, who is best known for producing Kendrick Lamar’s “Ignorance Is Bliss” and “Rigamortis” from Lamar’s Overly Dedicated and Section 80. The Grammy nominated producer also recently produced “03′ Adolescence” on J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive album.

Give it a listen below, and find out why Johnny Phrank is the next big smooth crooner in music. - Mechanical Dummy

"Fat Trel - Makin Moves (Ft. Johnny Phrank & Snootie Wild)"

Fat Trel connects with Johnny Phrank and Snootie Wild for his latest track 'Makin Moves.' The DC representer pulls production from Famous, a new producer from Sonny Digital's camp. Stream 'Makin Moves' above. - IllRoots

"Johnny Phrank - Forgiatos f. Doley Bernays"

The Bronx rapper guest-stars on the rising Nashville R&B crooner's latest mixtape Flight Risk, which is out now and also features the likes of Problem, Bad Lucc, WoodysProduce and more. - 2DopeBoyz

"Johnny Phrank ft. Doley Bernays – Forgiatos"

Doley Bernays hooks up with Nashville based vocalist Johnny Phrank on “Forgiatos”, which appears on the singer’s new project, Flight Risk. - NahRight

"Civil Selects"

Johnny Phrank brings R&B to the trap with the video for “A G” and “How Could I Care.” His smooth R&B vocals are blended with a trap sound creating a unique sound for this Nashville native. If you like what you hear his debut project, Flight Risk, will be available via Datpiff on August 12. - Karen Civil

"Johnny Phrank – Dirty Diana"

Johnny Phrank is back with some dope music today in honor of MJ appropriately titled “Dirty Diana”. Love everything about it. Johnny is seriously one to keep an eye on. - She Bloggin

"Johnny Phrank - Condo"

As a rule, rappers tend to have rougher edges than their colleagues on the R&B side of the spectrum but, like every generalization, this one has its exceptions. Today, we meet one of ‘em. An indie singer/songwriter hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Johnny Phrank introduces us to his distinctive “Trap&B” style with the world premiere of potential single Condo. While Walid‘s reversed-synth beat is smooth and sinuous, as are the headliner’s soulful vocals, the content of his verses would sound right at home on a grimy street banger. Has this genre-bending jam piqued your interest? Then keep it locked for more song releases leading up to the arrival of Phrank’s next project, Flight Risk, on August 12. -

"Johnny Phrank - Dirty Diana"

June 25th marked the sixth anniversary of Michael Jackson's passing. Nashville newcomer Johnny Phrank commemorates the date by releasing a song he wrote with MJ's 1988 hit "Dirty Diana" in mind.

Over prodcuer Willie B’s dark, seductive production (Kendrick Lamar’s "Ignorance Is Bliss" and "Rigamortis"), Phrank subtly borrows from MJ while making this his own.

Purchase "Dirty Diana" on iTunes (above). What do you think about Phrank’s MJ-inspired offering?

Read more at - SingersRoom

"[Saturday Spotlight] Johnny Phrank, Sean Scott, Witty Rock + Wally Left"

First up is Nashville’s own Johnny Phrank who drops off a hot new single titled ‘Jungle Alive’ featuring fellow Nashville natives Alocodaman. The powerful and captivating instrumental from producer Bandplay serves as a great backdrop for Johnny and the Alocodaman to do their thing. ‘Jungle Alive’ will live on Johnny’s upcoming EP Flight Risk and at this rate, it should be a great project. Take a listen to his new single below and get hip to the Nashville MC. - HipHop-N-More (HHNM)

"Johnny Phrank – Ambition"

Nashville’s newest R&B artist Johnny Phrank’s MJ-inspired single “Dirty Diana” turned some ears on to his etheric, soulful sound.

Now, he’s back with a new joint called “Ambition” and offers up more ambient soundscapes for your listening pleasure. On the track produced by Eyyell, Phrank has aspirations to make the night of a certain lady. “My ambition to give it to your body,” he sings to a specific lady. - Soul Train

"Audio: Johnny Phrank – Condo (Prod. Walid)"

As he continues to put the final touches on his August project, Nashville’s newest R&B/Soul kid Johnny Phrank has liberated his newest single, “Condo”. Combining elements of trap and R&B, otherwise known as Trap&B to the cool kids, Johnny’s vocals lace the heavy synths and bass heavy beat perfectly. Flight Risk comes out August 12th. -

"Johnny Phrank – A G / How Could I Care (Video)"

Over the weekend Johnny Phrank released a new visual for his tracks ‘A G’ and ‘How Could I Care’. - HipHopSince1987

"New MIX TAPE :”Flight Risk” @JohnnyPhrank"

Johnny Phrank debut project “Flight Risk” was released today. The leading single from the project was“Pimp C Juice” which was Produced by BandPlay. You can purchase the No DJ Version of the album oniTunes or you can get the DJ version Hosted By Dow Jones on Livemixtapes or Datpiff. Coming on the heels of lead single “Pimp C Juice” and the reader-acclaimed “Condo,” the project packs a total of 12 original jams from the Nashville representative. Alocodamn, Bad Lucc, Doley Bernays and Problem make guest appearances throughout the album, joining Phrank over beats by BandPlay, Fatir, Jay Carnell, OGTHA3, Stone Killin Fields, SykSense,Waild and WoodysProduce. -

"Video: Johnny Phrank – A G / How Could I Care"

Here is a new video from Tennessee’s Johnny Phrank! His new project, Flight Risk, is due out August 12th! - YouHeardThatNew

"[AUDIO] Johnny Phrank ft. Problem- B*tchez From Compton (Remix)"

Nashville’s growing R&B artist, Johnny Phrank, recently released “B*tchez From Compton” featuring Problem to the masses. The track stands as Phrank’s newest single to be featured on his Flight Risk EP. Bandplay produces the track that pays homeage to the ladies of Compton, California. Be on the lookout for Johnny Phrank’s Flight Risk Ep soon. For now, check out his Soundcloud page for more music. -

"Johnny Phrank “Bitchez From Compton”"

Johnny Phrank (@johnnyphrank) slows things down with this chill vibe tune that’s an ode to the ladies from a hood we all know too well on “Bitchez From Compton”. Listen to the trill crooning below. - DDotOmen

"Johnny Phrank – “Condo” (Audio)"

Nashville “Trap&B” up-and-comer Johnny Phrank recently dropped “Condo”, a sultry single that combines a delicate reversed-synth beat with velvety vocals. With a sound reminiscent of R&B icons like The Weeknd and PARTYNEXTDOOR, Phrank and producer Walid recruit elements of trap and hard bass on “Condo” to craft a distinctively frictionless liquidity. Be sure to cop Phrank’s upcoming album, Flight Risk, set to drop on August 12. - Break On A Cloud

"Listen: Johnny Phrank – Forgiatos ft. Doley Bernays | Stream"

The up and coming artist known as Johnny Phrank makes his way to the interwebs today with something extremely unique and quite dope. Today Johnny is back with a new track called “Forgiatos” linking up with Doley Bernays in the process, giving us one hell of a new cut to rock with.

Driven by some interesting melodies and drum work, the fellas showcase their talents effortlessly and give us something new to be a fan of. Press play below and speak your thoughts on the matter after the jump. Cop the track right now on iTunes. - StupidDope

"Johnny Phrank Has Too Many B*tches To Ever Care What You Think"

Is thug&b a genre yet? No? Well it should be. Whether it’s August Alsina
, Partynextdoor, or The Weeknd
, we can’t really get enough of it. For those not indoctrinated, thug&b involves different subject matter than your usual panty-dropping affair, and more in the direction of lean, skrippas and big body Benzes. And we can’t get enough of it.

The newest crooner to cross our radar is from Nashville by the name of Johnny Phrank. On his latest, “A G/How Could I Care,” Phrank rides the beat like a ’64 Chevelle, discussing all the elements of the trap life, from ratchet women to keeping it G. Given the fact that Johnny pulls out a mink in the middle of a Tennessee summer, we can’t help but give him his props. Click above to watch it for yourself. - Karmaloop

"Listen Now: Johnny Phrank’s Smooth & Seductive New Cut, “Ambition”"

After a stellar Saturday night performance about a week ago (Bobby Shmurda voice) in his hometown of Nashville, TN, Johnny Phrank continues to build momentum with the release of his new single, “Ambition.”

Phrank’s street-smart swag and darkly seductive style, layered over Bay Area native Eyyell’s smooth production, makes for one of the most spellbinding records from yhe R&B crooner yet. - The Source



"Dirty Diana" (Produced by Grammy nominated composer Willie B)
"Bitchez From Compton" Feat. Problem
"Pimp C Juice"

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"Makin Moves" by Fat Trel


Flight Risk (Released August 12, 2014)



In the neighbourhood of Inglewood on the east side of Nashville, Tennessee lived a family of five - 2 parents and 3 sons. The middle-child amongst those brothers is now 'Trap n B' artist, Johnny Phrank. With artists like Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson and The Isley Brothers to influence him, his style of music is grasped with the vocal melodies of an R&B artist and the lyrical poetry of a man from the trap!

With Johnny Phrank's upcoming project "Flight Risk" set to drop in June, it shows a great ordeal of his life in the streets. Having dealt with misfortune and pressure throughout his life, he is still standing up to deliver great music for grinders on both sides of the law to relate to. Whether it be something to turn the ladies on, a story for the street hustlers to preach to, or the struggle of any man trying to get out of the hood - Phrank is laying down the red carpet for these people in his upcoming project.

In high school, Johnny was well-known for his time on the court - basketball court, that is! Although he was dominant in basketball, his grades were average and therefore couldn't attend the schools that recruited him. This is the reason that Phrank fell back into the streets. Men need to eat and he knew this. That pressure made suitable for illicit activity.

Some albums that may be the ingredients to Johnny Phrank's Trap n B genre are Tupac's "All Eyes On Me" and The Isley Brothers' "The Greatest Hits". If 2Pac and The Isley Brothers weren't good enough, a great role model to the Johnny Phrank sound is Michael Jackson. At the age of 5, a young and inspired Johnny was filmed on home video - dancing to the MJ hit-single, 'Smooth Criminal'. That video would be played at family gatherings on the big-screen all the time. Phrank grew older and became worried about revealing his talent as a singer to his peers in fear of looking weak. But behind closed doors, Johnny's passion for R&B stayed strong, whether he was singing in the shower or just had the house to himself.

The first person to hear the hidden talent Johnny Phrank kept inside of him was his younger brother Alocodaman, who convinced Johnny to pursue a career in music. Throughout the years, Phrank had etched out his craft and stayed strong throughout the deaths of the people close to him. The first producer who showed consistent belief in Johnny's route in music had taken his life away. In a couple years time JP also lost his uncle, a close friend he considered his sister and his childhood friend and basketball teammate who had his life taken away at an early age. With help and encouragement from his little brother, Phrank kept strong on his goals as a singer and also lead to Johnny Phrank and Alocodaman forming TBB (aka Topbound) in 2009. Johnny Phrank is still doing this, not just for himself, but his family and friends too.

Good music is something that even the street can't ignore. With the rise of Trap n B, Johnny Phrank will be sure to pave the way to a new sound/style of Hip Hop and R&B and whether it's a big impact or not, it will be hard to miss and easy to catch onto. Receiving praise and recording music with the likes of Young Buck, Problem, Fred The Godson and Doley Bernays in the span of 4 months, the Nashville native is ready to take flight and is willing to take risks. He will be making sure that people can sing about the struggle, lift people up and keep the spirits high. This is something that the Hip Hop community could use - new direction.

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