Phony Ppl
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Phony Ppl

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"Exclusive Pictures From A Swanky Evening in Phonyland"

“Show is packed like a Sunday morning at the laundromat,” raps frontman Dyme-A-Duzin on the latest EP from Phony Ppl. Well, he sure isn’t lying. SOB’s was filled on Tuesday Night– the majority of the fans being teenage girls– as Phony Ppl headlined the venue for the first time. The nine-piece ensemble took to the stage with not just microphones, but a saxophone, synthesizer, guitars, and drumset. Nothing but good vibes and positive energy pulsated throughout SOB’s as they performed fan favorites all across their catalog from WTF is Phonyland?, Phonyland, and their newest EP Nothing Special. The combination of live instrumentation mixed with smooth vocalists made for a terrific performance from the young band. Their energy was undeniable all evening and you could tell they were out there having fun the whole time. The Ppl made sure the crowd felt good with them as well, at one point bringing a group of girls from the front row on stage to dance along. Then later, ending the night with the rambunctious “IDELY” – the whole group mobbing on stage and then hopping into the crowd to go crazy with their fans. SOB’s transformed into Phonyland for a bit and an evening of swank was enjoyed by all. - RESPECT

"Columbia University Spring Jam Featuring Phony Ppl and D-Why Pays Homage to Organic Hip-Hop Experience"

On Thursday evening (Mar. 22), students at Columbia University held a two-act indie showcase that was an ode to “bring hip-hop back to its roots”

as much as it was a celebration of what it means to be a grown-ass kid. The Columbia Spring Jam, headlining Phony Ppl and rapper D-Why, hoped to restore a fading facet of hip hop—or, rather, music culture that these young organizers and musicians believed has been lost over the years: that youthful, rawful, honest fun.

In a sea of hip and hued apparel, Phony Ppl, a nine-member band of teenagers from Brooklyn, first took the stage. “It’s hard to fit these guys in a genre,” host of the event Melvin Freeman said in introducing the act, but once the Phonies began their set, it suddenly didn’t matter. A refined fusion of hip hop and jazz with traces of pop and funk led the student crowd to respond—whether dancing to upbeat tracks, smiling to the soulful ballads or going in on an ironic Waka Flocka tribute.

Despite having opened for distinguished headliners like Theophilus London, rising acts like Phony Ppl and D-Why continue to find it important to play smaller venues, especially with a drawing of younger folks. “These are the people who purchase our music, who come to our shows for us. They are us,” explains vocalist Dyme-A-Duzin.

In an unpretentious way to cap off the night, west coast rapper D-Why invited everyone in the audience onto the stage. As the DJ spun the hip hop Top 40s we all hate to love, college students, members of Phony Ppl, and D-Why joined in together to send off the evening, remembering and acknowledging that a good show is as much about the performers as it is about the audience.

The show, initially organized by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Bricks Entertainment to raise money for an annual NSBE annual conference, ultimately garnered something much more: A completely student-run show for students by students proves there does not need to be a commercial draw to afford concert-goers with that carefree, organic experience. --Tanya Chen - VIBE


Phony Ppl has three albums to date:
nothinG special-
WTF is Phonyland-



One of the hottest emerging acts in the country at the moment, Phony Ppl’s nine member Brooklyn bred team makes up one of R&B, rap, and jazz’s most talented collectives. With an amazing live sound and powerful vocalists that reminds listeners of a relaxing Saturday in the park, they hook in a wide musical fanbase that want a casual but strong beat. After opening for Theophilus London’s 2012 “Tour De Roses” tour, they dropped their EP “Nothing Special,” which received great praise from the industry. The group has already garnered accolades from the likes of The Roots, Odd Future, Chiddy Bang, Theophilus London & Joey Badass, to name a few.