Phillip Anthony Driskell, II is an American rapper and businessman. As an artist, he was nominated for a Hollywood Music Media Award.
Phillip Anthony owns Boss Radio Live and Power Team Entertainment. He is a co-owner and current label head for The 4E Music Group.
Phillip Anthony comes from an Air Force background but has always carried a torch for great music. It is in his blood and it is what he has been called to do.
Q: When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
Ans: More Exciting! Music for Phelo The Great is never stressful. In fact, it aides in my stress relief process. TO BE SPECIFIC:: The process of creating a song is always fun for me. From choosing the track to writing the lyrics – to combining the two together (the final step of the recording process)... all of its a part of a fun process.
Q: How do you shut things out?
Ans: Actually, I don’t shut things out but record them on paper. Stress and-or stressful situations is where my music comes from (b.k.a. the real experiences of my life). Everyone’s process is unique (specific to the individual). As for me, being that I am such an emotional person, I stay in tune with my emotions then capture the thoughts on paper… share them through song.
Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
Ans : Songs come to me very easily because I AM MUSIC. Everything about me represents some aspect of music. Truth be told, I LIVE to make music. Again, music is my life so the song topics and concepts come naturally.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Ans: My motto is LET’S GET IT. I use it (the LETS GET IT catchphrase) as my motto because I truly believe that if you’re inspired to think a certain thought, especially something constructive, it is equivalent to a divine thought. A divine thought, simply put, is a thought given to you by God. That should immediately be put in action. Do not procrastinate. Lets Get It...
Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words ?
Ans: MY NAME SAYS IT ALL. P-H-E-L-O…
Q: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the process?
Ans: My inspiration comes from the trials and tribulations that I have encountered. Because I have been blessed to endure so much, I now consider my ‘trials and tribulations’… testimonials. Regarding my favorite part of the process, I love working in the studio. Whenever I am in the studio my stresses, tribulations and testimonies come to life via the lyrics in my songs.
Q: If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?
Ans: Great question. I respect a slew of artists and would love to collaborate with them all. If I had to name one artist, it would be Jay-Z. Our paths mirror each other. Similar upbringings and success. I’m working now to acquire the same money he’s earned. LOL…
Q: Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?
Ans: Of course, it’s natural to be nervous before a performance. Nervousness is a universal reminder that you’re human.
Q: What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?
Ans: The advice I would give to anyone new to the industry is be confident in yourself… and your work. Trust your process. Never doubt it. Finally, always be prepared for A MOMENT. There is no such thing as luck. Luck, by definition, is preparation meets opportunity. Own your MOMENT.
Q: How do you balance your music with other obligations – mate, children, job?
Ans: I balance my personal life with business simply by having a schedule. Time management is a must. Successful relationships demand that you communicate always and stay on task. Family is always first, however. Business and all it entails can be replaced.
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