Philly Black

Rank #652 US Philadelphia, PA Hip Hop / Alternative Hip Hop / Hip Hop/R&B


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Sounds Like: Mos Def Official, Kuf Knotz., Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Rakim

Label: unsigned

Bio: In his most recent publicity bio, Philadelphia-based rapper Marcus Alexander, a.k.a., Philly Black, candidly discusses some of the hardships he suffered growing up. In addition to having an abusive father, who his mother got away from when he was a kid, Philly Black experienced hardcore poverty.... See Full Bio

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“Hip-hop heads who have a healthy appreciation of the 1970s productions of Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff (the producer/songwriters who founded of Philadelphia International Records), Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield or Barry White should have no problem getting into the soul-drenched grooves on Who I Be. The tracks that Philly Black raps to (some of which are downright lavish) skillfully merge a hip-hop beat with the polish of classic 1970s soul.”
—  Alex Henderson, Reviewyou.com
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    Who I Be Released on Jul 15, 2013


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  • Sat

    Feb 8

    Bristol, PA, US | 8:00pm

    Bristol, PA, US
    Sat Feb 08 8:00pm


    he Soul City Review is BACK ! Live from Freddie's Tavern & Grille in Bristol PA. Sat feb 8th. This installment Features Hip Hop Artists Lamont Mrfickle Young and Bristols own Philly Black , Also Extraordinaire Singer/ songwriter/ musician, Justin Graham ... and of course the host band Natural Black will be in the building, YOU DO NOT WANNA MISS THIS ONE come out for some Dancing great music & Great People, & make sure you look good for the new crowd cam as we record the show , We will have contests for prizes, including a Soul train dance line contest While we spin some records , Raffles , Door Prizes , and drink specials too... All hosted by The One and Only Brutha soul. Freddies 1100 green lane Bristol PA.

  • 2013

    May 23

    Philadelphia, PA, US | 8:00pm

    Philadelphia, PA, US
    Thu May 23, 2013 8:00pm


    Bridging The Music Presents: Philadelphia Solo Artist Awards Time: 7:00 Doors Location: The M-Room | 15 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125 Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/429578840454582/ Songs Of Love Link: http://www.songsoflove.org/ Ticket Cost (Buy Direct from me): $8.00 Ticket Cost (Online): $8.00 + $1.75 Processing Fee = $9.75 Total Ticket Cost THIS EVENT IS AGE 21+ ONLY

  • 2010

    Oct 15

    Ardmore, PA, US | 6:15pm

    Ardmore, PA, US
    Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:15pm


    Show Starts At - 6:30pm Tickets Sold At The Door - $12.00 Address Rusty Nail 2580 Haverford Road, Ardmore PA 19003

  • 2010

    Jan 18

    Philadelphia, PA, US | 7:00pm

    Philadelphia, PA, US
    Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:00pm


    I'm going to try and perform at this show I hope I can get a slot this is a first come first serve slot Philly Rising Open Mic Hosted by Boy Wonder. Artists check in at 6:30pm to sign up for a 2-song performance slot. It is recommended that performers arrive at or before 6:30 as the slots often fill up quickly. Slots are offered on a first-come basis. Performances begin at 7:00pm and usually end between 11:00 and midnight. Each performance is judged by a panel that includes someone from the WCL music department, the manager on duty and a representative from sponsors. There is usually also one featured performer each evening (not eligible to win) doing an extended set; scheduled featured performers can be found below.

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