Interview: Phil Ade

by Winston "Stone" Ford

On an early summer afternoon, Phil Ade entered the stage of a sold out 9:30 Club and left one of the most talked about new acts out of the DMV next to Wale and Tabi Bonney. Ade, who is a part of Raheem DeVaughn’s 368 Music Group, wowed the crowd with his performance, and set the stage for his upcoming career.
Fast forward to August: Ade has already secured a spot on the Sneaker Pimps tour alongside The Clipse, and he dropped his mixtape Starting on JV to critical acclaim.

The Couch Sessions and The Glass House correspondent K La Rock sat down with Ade before his performance alongside Raheem Devaughn at Liv Nightclub last Thursday. In the video, Phil Ade talks about his start in rapping, connecting with Raheem and 368, and “Starting on JV.”

You can find Phil Ade on his MySpace and Twitter.