An Exclusive Interview With American rapper Phillip Anthony Driskell

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​​. ​ ​Fr​om choosing the track to writing the lyric​s – 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 actio​n. Do not​ procrastinat​e. ​ Lets Get It.​..​

Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words ?


(P) ​Passionate​
​(H) Heroic
​(E) ​Electrifying
​(L)​ Lyrical​ ​
​(O) ​Optimistic

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. ​ ​N​ervous​ness​ ​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. ​ ​O​wn ​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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