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Meet "IAM_PHI" Nashville's Up And Coming Artist

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Nashville, TN has a diamond in the ruff. This diamond is currently being dusted off and prepared to shine. Indie recording artist "IAM_PHI," has been building his presence in the underground hip-hop circuits, new to the game he isn't. But, as with anything, there are levels. "IAM_PHI," has always held a skillful title in the art. Now he is showing his skills in business and marketing with the recent success of his single "Lie To Me."

 Released on November 24th, 2017 "Lie To Me," has seen a bit of success across the streaming platforms and garnered "IAM_PHI," quite a following. The single was accompanied by two other single releases "Still Not Free," released on October 27th, 2017 and "Blocka," released on November 23rd, 2017. 

  All three singles were set to promote and introduce the artist's EP "Trapping & Rapping," scheduled for an early 2018 release. The EP was released on February 9th, 2018, however, the artist took a 6-month hiatus due to personal reasons. Recently returning from his hiatus and solely focused on promoting the EP and its lead single, "IAM_PHI," has quickly gained success. Now the artist plans to release a lyric video and later a music video to boost the success of the single "Lie To Me." A promotional campaign and a regional tour have been prepared to help promote the single and the EP. 

 "IAM_PHI," is one of those artists who like to paint a picture based on the true reality of their life. The Ups, the down and every bump in between. It gives his music a presence of reality. With lyrical skill only strengthening his art, each song is a motivation spirit channeled through a struggle that molds some of the strongest individuals. His music and his art is something mainstream hip hop has been deprived of but doesn't have to be deprived of anymore. 


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