The Music Issue: Philly Hip-Hop

By PW Staff
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Who’s hot in Philly hip-hop right now? That’s the perilous question we asked ourselves at the beginning of a long journey. It’s impossible to answer. Or, more to the point, impossible to answer succinctly. The list is lonnnnnng. So we’ve broken it down.

In This Issue:

The Comeback: We profile an old head on his way back to the spotlight, Cee-Knowledge

The Producers: We profile two white-hot brothers, Jahlil and Tone Beats, who are making beats for the biggest names in the game.

The Distributors: We introduce you to a man who sells the mixtapes that get the streets talking.

The Family: Ground Up, a diverse, more-popular-by-the-day trio who met at Temple, show you how to do it yourself.

The Lady: We get our feminism on in our Gun$ Garcia profile.

The Next to Pop Off: We sit down with longtime Philly mainstay Young Chris.

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1. Anonymous said... on Jan 18, 2012 at 09:00AM

“wow. this is pathetic.”

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2. Nateshe said... on Jan 18, 2012 at 10:00AM

“Great article!! I love Cee-Knowledge. He has truely evolved.”

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3. Anonymous said... on Jan 18, 2012 at 12:30PM

“Talking about missing the mark! How did you come about your research?”

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4. Elliott Sharp said... on Jan 18, 2012 at 01:15PM

“People make comments like the two Anonymous ones above on every music issue, normally because their buddies weren't included. Rather than complain, you should each write 700-1000 word articles arguing your positions and post them on your blogs. Share the links here. I'm genuinely interested.”

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5. jpwz said... on Jan 22, 2012 at 03:25PM

“im inclined to agree with elliot in that anonymous should have something of substance to say, because I too am genuinely interested.”

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6. MARK said... on Aug 14, 2012 at 10:12AM

“I like what Jahlil and his brother are doing but they are not Philly Producers. They live in Chester. Why not check out a real Philly Producer making writing and producing. Check out Richie Rolex at to hear some of his tracks. Also purchase the New Single " Occupy Wall Street" by Richie Rolex. That is true Philly at its best. We are a musical City we shouldn't have to look outside our area for talent. Nothing against Jahlil Beats!!!!”


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