Phaze is a 19 year old rapper/singer from Los Angeles whose style and flow had me hooked the first time I heard his demos. He has been working relentlessly on new music and projects to build up his fan base and is planning to release a new album very soon.
His latest project, a video for his track “Limelight” from his forthcoming project “Camping Trips”, is directed by Peter Sobat and has cameos from the likes of DJ Prophet, DJ Melz, Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion aka Snoopzilla, and Daz Dillinger.
If this track/ video are any indication of what’s to come (i.e. unadulterated, west coast, hip hop), I suggest you follow his fan page on Facebook and Twitter to keep his upcoming plans. After all, if Snoop approves of what this young fella is trying to do, you just may too.
My client Phaze has been putting out a lot of dope content these days. The latest two videos he dropped recently are, in my humble opinion, top notch. It starts with the music. Phaze has really been stepping up his lyrical game as of late, and it really comes through with the content and flow. The slick beats certainly add to his game.
Though he doesn’t appear in the video for “Arrival” (released May 24, 2013), the edits and cuts of the video (which was shot in India) are visually amazing. I actually feel that by not appearing in the video, it sets forth a confident statement by Phaze and the director that the music speaks for itself.
The video “Legendary” was released earlier in the month (May, 18, 2013) was shot in Los Angeles and already has over 16,000 views (as of May 31, 2013). Shot at the Tar Pits in Los Angeles, the video again used terrific visual imagery. The beat, produced by C Ballin, is smooth and steady, matching the lyrical flow.
If you like what you see and hear, spread the word. If you want to keep up with Phaze and his music follow him and his label respectively on twitter at @officialPhaze_ and @MrSobat … Ohh yeah … you can follow me too if you’d like here @Methodman13. I’d like to think I post some cool stuff too … LOL.
My client Phaze just released his newest mix-tape titled “From Me To You”. Click through on the following link and click the photo on the webpage to automatically download it to your computer: http://officialphazemusic.com.
We’ve been hustling since last year trying to make some good music and getting it out there to the masses. You may remember me pushing the song “Kosher” hard last year (over 40,000 views!). After all, I did have a 3 second cameo in the video 😉
Every so often, I meet artists who really impress me. Every so often, I meet an artist who blows me away because not only are they musically talented, but they also possess a personable and self-assured aura about them. Something more than just music. Look, I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been wrong more than I’ve been right, but just trust me when I say that I’ve hit the nail dead on the head a couple times with a handful artists who turned out to be pretty damn big (too bad I wasn’t making client decisions back in the day… lol). These days, though, working alone, I can pick and choose my projects. Now, I don’t just dole out free work left and right, and I know that I shouldn’t really gamble with business, but where’s the fun if you never take a risk and go with your gut.
A few years ago I met Frank Freeman, pka “Phaze”, through another client of mine. He was a kid just finishing high school, whose parents, bless their hearts, wanted their kid to at least have a chance to chase the music dream. But there was something about him that really made me pay attention.
Don’t get me wrong, the music and videos he put together with his high school friends … let me repeat …. high school … were really good.
I could just see it in his eyes that he wanted it and wanted to hustle to get it done. I hooked him up with some of the people that I work with on the regular, and we started turning out more music [you can download a free copy of Phaze’s mixtape “Dead Memories” here: http://www.datpiff.com/Phaze-Dead-Memories-mixtape.320575.html] and more videos to showcase Phaze’s evolution.
I hope that you’ll support independent music and hip-hop that’s as true and pure as it gets. “From Me To You” is now available as a free download. Again, click through the link and click on the photo on the page for the free download: http://officialphazemusic.com. Feel free to hitch a ride.