Phan The Konnect Man
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Phan The Konnect Man

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Hip Hop Singer/Songwriter

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"Phan The Konnect Man Shares His Journey (Interview)"

Mechanical Dummy chatted with rising emcee from Atlanta, Phan The Konnect, about his new EP, It’s Gon Be A Fee, his journey thus far, and where the future will take him. Check out the interview as well as some of Phan’s visuals here.

Mechanical Dummy: Atlanta is a booming scene for hip-hop right now, but it’s been that way for a long time. Your musical style seems to stay more true to the sound of Atlanta when it was first on the rise in hip-hop, opposed to the new wave of sound that’s coming out. Are you more of a fan of the new sound, or the true sound? What do you think of both?

Although I like the production in both new and old Atlanta, I tend to sway more towards the lyrical content of old Atlanta. But I definitely rock with both because I was exposed to both heavily.



MD: The southern rapper influence sounds are strong in your music. Who would you say inspires you most, both current and older rappers?

Pimp C, Big Krit, Lil Boosie , Master P, Outkast are definitely in my top list of influences, although the list goes on because I like artist for the moves they make, not just the music they make.

MD: Cap-1 is definitely a well-respected emcee, especially in Atlanta. What was it like working with a hometown hero like him?
Landing a track with Cap 1 was a great feeling because not only did I get to work with 2 great MCs on this record that mean so much to me and Atlanta as a whole but it raised awareness of Phan The Konnect Man and showed I can produce with the greats.

MD: Who would you like to have on your next project, ideally? Producers & rappers.
If I had a wish list for my next release I would work with Kanye, Big K.R.I.T., Rihanna, T.I. and Future.



MD: How long did it take for “It’s Gon Be A Fee” to come together? What was the process like?

It took 1 year after the tracks were picked for Its Gon Be A Fee to drop. The process was crazy with chasing down sessions and everyday life issues going on.

MD: When can fans expect a tour from Phan Da Konnect Man?
Look out for a Phan The Konnect Man tour late 2016! 4th quarter is mine!

MD: Now that you’re riding off the success of “It’s Gon Be A Fee,” have you been working on the next project?
I stay working. Next 2 projects are being arranged now. The Get Konnected EP and Its Gone Be a Fee 2 are locked and loaded.



MD: What is your personal favorite track from the project, and why?
When I Want To is my favorite track off Its Gon Be A Fee because its real and direct, everyone can relate to it. Things have to somewhat be on your own time, in order to live a happy life.

MD: Which tracks do you plan on shooting videos for?
I plan on releasing more visuals from Its Gon Be A Fee. Bruce Lee, When I Want To, Cold Cup and the Intro are heavy contenders. - Mechanical Dummy


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Oklahoma City's own prodigal son and Atlanta's stepchild Phan The Konnect Man is representing the mid-south  and his affiliates We.R.K. ent., and ZombieGang well with his latest project It's Gon' Be A Fee" powered by the Promo Vatican, Team Bigga Rankin, and Cool Running Djs. Releasing 3 back to back singles "Run Up The Check, Gas and Lugie has built up crazy anticipation for the "Its Gon' Be A Fee" project. By displaying witty lyrics, versatility, originality and catchy melodies Phan is turning fans into fiends for his music. So In Phan's words, put that pretendo down and Get Konnected to Phan The Konnect Man and don't forget, It's Gon' Be A Fee!

PHAN has become one of the most explosive around the globe with his one of a kind sound and self sufficient team. From Oklahoma City to Atlanta, Georgia, he classifies his unique sound as the MidSouth, it was during this journey that The Konnect Man was able to find his tempo! Real life issues, top notch production, combined with what he likes to call smart WeRK, is what guarantees Phan's Musik will be around for many years to come.

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Phan’s fraternity of followers come from all walks of life; blue collar workers, college graduates and hip-hop purists. The secret to Phan’s success is his earnest content and energetic performance style that keeps people connected in a genuine way. “It’s Gon Be A Fee” is the latest chapter in Phan’s musical saga, a balance of celebratory and contemplative songwriting that captures the natural eb and flow of the human condition. A voice for the people, Phan connects with his audience with the rare capability to empower the listener.

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