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Don’t Quit Your Day Job – Phene

Weigh In – Should Phene Quit His Day Job?


Born on the West coast and raised in Central Pennsylvania, Zach Richards b.k.a. Phene has gone from fledgling emcee to an artist to watch.

A transplant who has lived on both coasts and now calls Atlanta home, he used the vast experiences he gained growing up in this world to become one of the premier freshman in his class.

Why the name Phene? To keep it simple, “Music brewed an addiction. An undeniable urge to play a part within the hip-hop community, & spread wisdom through real life messages.”

Over the past three years, Phene has torched the Central PA Hip Hop Awards for five trophies (including Best Male Artist & Best Mixtape) while being nominated 13 times. Already under his belt are Seven solo mix projects and over 400 mixtape appearances. Tours and live shows have contributed to the success, performing up and down the East Coast beside artists like Lloyd and Cassidy (Full Surface/J Records).

Click below to listen to Phene on the Morning After

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Here are Phene’s submissions:

Help Is On the Way

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I Want the World

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27 comments for “Don’t Quit Your Day Job – Phene”

  1. I really like the fact that he’s talking about something different than what’s being played in mainstream rap today. He is definitely someone to watch. Keep up the good work Phene! I support ya!

    Posted by AngieB | September 29, 2010, 8:53 am
  2. I definately support Phene Movement…been supporting this brother since he was in Highschool..COngrats on the interview

    Posted by DJ Kristyles | September 29, 2010, 8:59 am
  3. the boy Phene has been goin in for years now! its satisfying to see him finally gettin that recognition he deserves…listen up to gain knowledge!!

    Posted by DJ Lil Raskal | September 29, 2010, 9:00 am
  4. I agree congrats!! But for the readers if you enjoy good music, lyrical content with a beat you can still knock too Phene is that dude he gonna feed your mind while you rockin. “God On A Greyhound” comin soon….

    Posted by Tino Conquest | September 29, 2010, 10:00 am
  5. Phene has come along way and keeps makin moves for the better of Hip-Hip and what its really should be !

    Posted by Harry Oo | September 29, 2010, 10:52 am
  6. I support (((PHENE))) all day!!! SMASH RADIO!! YORK CITY BABY!!

    Posted by DJ SMASH / SMASH RADIO | September 29, 2010, 11:14 am
  7. Ive read several articles on him and he never mentions york,pa by name i wonder why? It seems like he got alotta support when he was here…. Jus wondering no shots fired!

    Posted by Bombezeek | September 29, 2010, 12:39 pm
  8. ^you clearly didn’t listen to the interview.

    I want the world is sick. KEEP REPRESENTIN’ PHENE !

    Posted by Cashh | September 29, 2010, 1:21 pm
  9. Phene is in a class by himself…. I’m so proud to be a part of his movement. A movement of Reality, Knowledge, Awareness and most of all Life!!!! If you’re in need of a “music with substance” fix…. Phene is the #1 supplier!!!! Get High!!!!

    Posted by DJ Dub Floyd | September 29, 2010, 1:30 pm
  10. Great look. Rep the 717 hard body. Proud of you my dude, u came a long way from meeting you in the Hanover Mall. Keep banging.

    Posted by Jon Hart | September 29, 2010, 5:37 pm
  11. That’s was a good interview. Phene is one in a million 4real! If u do your home work on him you’ll see that everything that he say is real comin’ from he’s life or someone else’s Male or Female, Young or Old. He tells a story from the ground on up & you’ll feel it every time & that’s why I can’t wait til the world hear he’s STORY the Luv, Hurt & the Glory!!! @Bombezeek I don’t know what article u read but if u hear or know Phene that’s all he do is talk about he’s home town none stop so please when u get a chance check him out aiight! No shots ether just want u to check it out.

    Posted by ECKO | September 29, 2010, 6:01 pm
  12. This man serious with his…just a matter of time playboy

    Posted by T Hubb | September 29, 2010, 6:14 pm
  13. I Cosign al this shit. dope music.

    Posted by Anthony | September 29, 2010, 6:54 pm
  14. This man will definately be quitting his day job very soon if I have anything to do with it. HighOffLife is in the building.

    Posted by Tempt | September 29, 2010, 7:06 pm
  15. That boy Phene coooold

    Posted by PhoenixSays | September 29, 2010, 7:15 pm
  16. the capital P …could be the future of hip hop … he has made intelligence …sound good ..knowledge beyond his years …much love and respect

    Conscious … Poetry

    Posted by Conscious | September 30, 2010, 5:32 am
  17. [...] PHENE- Leap of Faith (Mixtape) York, PA’s own (currently residing in ATL), Phene, just dropped off a new mixtape LEAP OF FAITH. It’s a little preview for his debut album GOD ON A GREYHOUND coming next month. Do NOT sleep on dude. Check him on Twitter, and peep his Shade45 “Don’t Quit Your Dayjob” Feature here [...]

    Posted by PHENE- Leap of Faith (Mixtape) « Deeper Than Rap | September 30, 2010, 7:47 am

    Posted by Mizzez Floyd | September 30, 2010, 7:53 am
  19. My man Phene doing big things, slowing blowing, I still got you Phene out here from London, this shit is crazy!

    Posted by Dj Farooq | September 30, 2010, 8:57 am
  20. Congrats Phene! Been in the Game for Years!!! Always goin hard, and always consistent! You deserve all recognition your receiving + more! Keep doing ya thing!

    Posted by DJ eXeL | September 30, 2010, 11:35 am
  21. This dude Phene is nice!! I’m surprised his stuff isn’t at Best Buy on the shelf at this moment! Way better than rappers on the radio!! 2 THUMBS UP

    Posted by Tampa813 | September 30, 2010, 3:21 pm
  22. Congrads phene! ur music is always inspiring and real….Keep makin YC proud!

    Posted by bran04 | September 30, 2010, 9:50 pm
  23. Phene you already know homie we know you are ready for a deal good interview. Leap of Faith Classic. God on a Greyhound coming soon.

    Posted by Fred Walker | September 30, 2010, 11:38 pm
  24. Congrats man! keep gridin’ & in due time the rest of hip hop will know who Tha Spokesman is!

    Angela Yee knows now!! (screamin YORK)YC what up!

    God on a Greyhound is comin’ get your bus ticket people!!

    -High Off Life-

    Posted by Jmillz | September 30, 2010, 11:56 pm
  25. One word PROUD

    Posted by MOMS | October 3, 2010, 8:02 am
  26. Glad I found your track on here I want the world. Its hot and Truth loves it too. Keep flowin playa. avengersproductions@gmail.com Big A

    Posted by Big A | December 1, 2010, 1:33 pm
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