Even with The Roots, hip hop bands with live instruments are an uncommon sight these days. 6-member Brooklyn band Phony Ppl hopes to counteract this trend with their smooth vibes and instrumental chops.
They continue to generate buzz with new track "To Keep The LiGhts On. (Sex Sells)." in which jazzy guitar loops over a funky bass and drum foundation to provide an upbeat, old school mood for Elbee Thrie to lament his money woes.
I keep drifting into thought while I was tryna figure
How the fuck a nigga like me is supposed to get richer
Exercising all this bread to make good figures
See in the hood here most niggas drug dealers
And if they [?] something they probably stealing
God, I'm not about to be somebody's victim tonight
You can't get caught slipping if you ain't slipping