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Mixtape Premiere: Phonte - Never At A Loss For Words: The Guest Verses

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DJ Rahdu of Bama Love Soul fame has cut together a brand new mixtape with a theme that is extremely close to the hearts (and chatboards) of okayplayer: Phonte - The Guest Verses. By recognizing this consistently dope MC and compiling his incredible catalog of guest-verse work in one place, Rahdu's mix provides an invaluable service to the listener with a tape we predict you will bump for years to come, rather than decreasing your hard-drive space just to kill an hour's time. For all these reasons and more, Okayplayer is proud to cosign & co-premiere Bama Love Soul Presents Phonte - Never At A Loss For Words: The Guest Verses--and let us not the 2 most important words in this title: Part 1. Stream or download below and find the full tracklist after the jump.

Phonte is one of the first highly opinionated emcees to definitively capture the ear of the Hip Hop community and beyond since the days of KRS-One and Chuck D. We fell in love with his humor and wittiness on The Listening, anticipated his colorful social commentary on Gordon Gartrell Radio w/DJ Brainchild and even checked for his critique of the latest films with Movies in a Minute. Yet, the North Carolinian never ceased to deliver punchlines and knockout verses with numerous collaborators over the years while simultaneously establishing himself as a singer as The Foreign Exchange reinvented their sound. Although more entertainment than edutainment, the loquacious emcee has our ears successfully on lock and we hope he's never at a loss for words.

Disclaimer:This is not a "Phonte's most fire guest verses mix", but a mix of DJ Rahdu's favorite Phonte collaborations. Enjoy!-BLS


01.The Away Team - See U Later feat Phonte

02. DJ K.O. - Ladder of Success feat Phonte, Wordsworth, K Hill, Masta Ace

03. BK One - Here I Am feat Phonte, Brother Ali, The Grouch

04. Zo! - Black Cow feat Phonte

05. Eric Roberson - Been in Love feat Phonte

06. Polyrhythm Addicts - It's My LIfe feat Phonte

07. DJ Spinna - Dillagence (One 4 Jay) feat Phonte

08. Up Hygh - Keep On feat Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh

09. The Roots - The Day feat Blu, Phonte, Patty Crash

10. Kev Brown - Can't Stay Away feat Grap Luva, Phonte

11. Stat Quo - Homage to Premier feat Royce Da 5 9, Phonte

12. The Physics - Babble feat Phonte

13. Median - Special feat Phonte, YahZarah, Bahamadia

14. The Brand New Heavies - Sex God (DJ Spinna Remix) feat Phonte

15. Rhymefest - Say Wassup feat Phonte

16. Mars - Autumn Love Song (Fall For You) feat Phonte

17. DJ Spinna - Intergalactic Soul feat Phonte

18. Trackademicks - Fool on the Hill feat Phonte

19. Lil B the Based God - Base For Your Face feat Jean Grae, Phonte

20. Phonte Interlude

21. Evidence - For Whom the Bell Tolls feat Phonte, Blu, Will. I. Am

22. Brother Ali - I'll Be Around feat Phonte, Stokley Williams

23. Apathy - True Love feat Phonte

24. 88 Keys - Close Call feat Phonte

25. JR & PH7 - GoodBye feat Phonte, Median

26. 9th Wonder - One Night feat Terrace Martin, Phonte

27. Darien Brockington - Wasting Time feat Phonte

28. YahZarah - Real Good feat Phonte

29. Drake - Think Good Thoughts feat Phonte, Elzhi

30. Supastition - Soul Control feat Phonte, Big Pooh

31. Tyler Hipnosis - Gotta Do feat ​Khrysis​,​Phonte​,​Rapsody​,​DJ Gonzo

32. Tor - The Perch feat Flying Lotus, Oddisee, Phonte Coleman

33. U.City - Soul Clap (Nicolay Remix) feat Phonte, Jean Grae

34. Liquid Spirits - If You Don't Love Me feat Phonte

35. DJ Jazzy Jeff - Whatever U Want

36. Anthony David - 4EverMore feat Algebra, Phonte

37. DJ Mitsu the Beats - Feelin Alright feat Phonte, Big Pooh