Rap Songs' manifesto is backed by head-bobbing funk beats, pulling from three decades of influences and bringing back methods that have been
disappearing as music technology makes producing easier. - Max Plenke , Las Vegas CityLife
"Phil A & Hassan : We rock the mic to keep the lights on, We know we nice, thats the reason why we write songs." - From the track "Rap Life" off
the duo's debut album, Rap Songs.
"Watching the juggernaut duet is like watching Cronus eat his children. From beginning to end, their stage ferocity engulfs the audience, bringing them
to fever pitch like they're perpetually toeing the line between dancing and fighting. It's that ferocity Phil A and Hassan's latest venture, their debut album
Rap Songs, is trying to divulge. And what's more, they're doing it right.
Agudelo and Hamilton started working together after frequent run-ins playing shows at Cloth & Canvas, a now-closed clothing shop and venue. Hamilton
says the two had been interested in each other's work and finally made the decision to link up after Hamilton appeared on "Eat Ya Face," a track from
Agudelo's other project, Mob Zombie." LV CityLife
With guest DJ & MC apperances from some of the best talent in the arising independent Hip Hop scene, Solid production throughout by Phil A. and relatable lyrics from Hassan & Phil, Rap Songs could be the album of the year 2011.