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Phonte | No News Is Good News
The Foreign Exchange Music
According to Jesse Ducker: “After a five-year hip-hop hiatus, in February 2016 he promised to release No News Is Good News by September of that year, but it failed to transpire. However, unexpectedly, after close to a year and a half of silence regarding the project, on the morning of March 1st, Phonte announced the album would be dropping at midnight. And lo and behold, the album has been worth the wait, setting the bar moving forward for grown-up hip-hop.
It’s always a pleasure to hear Phonte rapping. Though his bread and butter these days is singing, he’s still one of the most singularly-talented emcees working today, and this album only reinforces that. It’s tempting to complain about the album’s brevity: it only boasts 10 tracks and runs 33 minutes in length. But, truth be told, Phonte says everything he needs to say in a brief amount of time, and leaves the listeners wanting more. Hopefully he won’t make the audience wait as long next time.”