Phony Ppl are a visionary young band of rapper/singers, producers and musicians that are on the cutting edge of New York hip-hop's current renaissance. The crew has been recording out of a basement in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn since high school and over the past year they dropped two albums, "Phonyland" and "Nothing Special" as well as several side projects to industry acclaim. The UK caught it first: Giles Peterson threw them in rotation on BBC radio and MTV UK struggled to describe their sound: "imagine the rebirth of 90s neo-soul, created by a premature N.E.R.D. and The Roots, sprinkled with the massive hip-hop talents of J Dilla, Flying Lotus and Kanye West?" The collective has a number of milestones in their short career, and if industry hype is any indicator, Phony Ppl won't be slowing down any time soon.