Born Philip Agudelo in Long Island, New York, Phil A is a rapper/producer currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Carrying on the attitude and tradition of fellow Long Island MCs, such as De La Soul – whom the artist pays tribute to in his live sets – Phil A’s beats cultivates a distinct sound for him and his peers to get busy over. His diggin’-in-the-crates beat making style results in a refined, uncompromised sound. In 2012, Phil A began hosting and organizing beat-centric Hip Hop events titled Just Beats in Las Vegas, Nevada – creating a forum for fellow producers to collaborate.
Most of Phil’s previous work is made of various collaborations. In 2006, Phil A collaborated with Rasson Arigato (formerly known as Bambu) and P.O.L.O. forming the pop-culture and apocalyptic inspired trio Mob Zombie. In 2009 the group released their album, Join The Mob, later opening for notable artists including Guru of Gang Starr / Jazzmatazz. The album and performances of the trio won them the respect of the Las Vegas Hip Hop community. Later that year Mob Zombie was awarded Best Hip Hop Artist 2009 by Las Vegas City Life.
In 2010 Phil linked up with rapper Hassan Hamilton, forming the aptly named, Phil A & Hassan .The duo worked well together and quickly produced an album throughout the duration of the year, releasing their debut album, Rap Songs on 1 January 2011. The album once again won Phil A the recognition of the Hip Hop scene. The album was awarded Best Las Vegas Albums of 2011 by Las Vegas City Life, who called it, “sample-heavy New York beat structure with big acrobatic lyricism."
Recently Phil has broken away from his collaborative work and begun focusing on his solo efforts, releasing his first EP, The Grand Opening, early in 2012. In addition, to accompany his Just Beats events, Phil produced and released the 22 track instrumental album, TREATS. David Reyneke, of Potholes in My Blog, called the album "a fabulous introduction into the funky soul of a promising producer.”
Phil will kick off 2013 with the “Eight Daze a Week Tour” with artists Oso Negro & Wake Self. The tour will usher in their latest releases, including Oso Negro’s Butchered EP – an EP produced entirely by Phil A and released the same month as TREATS.
Phil’s upcoming projects include JAZZ CIGERETTES and the De La Soul tribute, Phil A is High.
* Phil A has produced and or was featured on songs with artists such as LMNO, Akil The MC of Jurassic 5, Myka 9, Mitchy Slick, Phil The Agony, Dudley Perkins, Georgia Anne Muldrow & more.