Phony Ppl (feat. Joey Bada$$): On My Shit

Five-piece band Phony Ppl (Elbee Thrie, Elijah Rawk, Matt “Maffyuu” Byas, Aja Grant and Bari Bass) team up with Joey Bada$$ for “On My Shit,” a breezy, spirited ode to letting loose. The Brooklyn-based artists create a big vibe thanks to frontman Thrie’s insouciant vocals; elements of jazz, hip-hop and R&B; and measured but effortless rhymes from Bada$$. With a classic sci-fi introduction, the video …

Phony Ppl: somethinG about your love.

From their new album mō’zā-ik. (available to stream in its entirety on NPR today), Phony Ppl‘s “somethinG about your love.” is a sunny tune that—like all of the BK-based band’s music—bounces between several genres. The entire album spans neo-soul, hip-hop, funk, bossa nova, pop and just about everything between, in a delightfully satisfying and infectious manner. While the five-piece has gone through a few line-up …

Phony Ppl: Why iii Love The Moon

Though their album Yesterday’s Tomorrow will soon celebrate its one-year anniversary, “Brooklyn Soul” crew Phony Ppl has finally given the jazzy, laid-back R&B track “Why iii Love The Moon” the music video treatment. Biking through the streets of Brooklyn as video art is projected onto buildings and fences (even the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch at Grand Army Plaza), Phony Ppl sing of their gratitude to …