The Toledo Blade:
"The youngster got on the stage to do an impromptu hip-hop dance during a performance by Dat Phella, a Christian rapper who alternated lyrics like “God is a loving God” with popular hip-hop singles such as Lil’ Jon’s “Turn Down for What” and “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silentó."
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CONTACT 29 INTERVIEW:
Philip Anthony had the opportunity to interview on the 'Not By Bread Alone' Radio show, hosted by Pacaso Ramirez. Check it out as they chop it up about faith, music, discipline, and some insight into the new GAP album.
"I believe that life comes from God and that music is a way of capturing life's most significant moments. It's true when they say that music is an expression of the self, but shouldn't we continually strive to become our best "selves? We're all imperfect, but with each new day, we're given a unique opportunity to grow beyond where we were the previous. My hope is that you can identify with my growth and progression, and even share in some of the most significant moments of my life as you listen to my music."
From defying all odds, free-styling to popular song instrumentals to becoming a fast rising rap sensation in the music industry. Philip Anthony has won the hearts of many fans and music lovers across the world and he is set to become a household name for the effortless delivery of dope lyrics that constantly melt the hearts of his listeners worldwide.
The hip hop sensation is well known for his drop dead performances with flexibility and quick transition of incredible styles leaves you stunned every time grabs
the microphone to perform.
Traversing from Ohio to Texas, his intentions are very simple which is to see people enlightened and inspired by his music. With a very catchy motto, “Honor God, Love People, Make Music”, Philip’s Gap Music brand is set to fill the space that other notable hip hop acts are yet to undertake. While grateful for the impact that he has made so far, Philip is even more inspired to reach new musical and professional heights as this is just the beginning of his journey. He believes that, “As a Christian living in such a diverse culture, there should be times when to talk about Christianity, and times to talk from Christianity.” Philip now motivates young people from across the world to feel comfortable pursuing their dreams and striving to become the best version of themselves.
Philip began his career by joining a local rap group called “Lo Profile” which consisted of 5 other artists, some who would later work with Grammy-nominated artists and producers. His first full-length studio album “Momentum”, was released in 2012. This release was monumental as it solidified him as artist beyond his local community and gained him notoriety amongst the music industry. Ever since, he has grown in leaps and bounds. Philip has been featured on numerous radio and television programs and has performed in many states as well as internationally.
As a multifaceted individual, He has mentored troubled youth and has partnered with many non-profit organizations to serve those less fortunate in his community with food, clothes, toys, music, and inspiring words.
With sounds comparable to the likes of Lupe Fiasco, Big Sean, and Lecrae, Philip is well known for putting passion in his craft and it’s clearly shown through his music. It has earned him the opportunity to share the stage with Christian Hip Hop greats such as Yaves, D-Maub, K-Drama, and KJ52 just to name a few. In 2016, Philip released his single, "Lookin' At Me", (available on Apple Music), which was featured on Hope Beat's March Madness 2016 mixtape along with CHH industry legends like Bizzle, Datin, Social Club, Sevin, Pyrexx and many more.
In 2017 Philip released his highly anticipated 2nd full-length studio album, “GAP”. This project was mastered by CHH engineer great, Kyren Monteiro, courtesy of Engage Records (Social Club, Capitol Records, Tedashii and KB of Reach Records, Humble Beast Records, and more).
Now with a large fan base eagerly anticipating his next move, Philip released his new album “MXMXCVII (1997)” on the 7th of July 2019.