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Welcome To The Detroit Zoo

by Phillie (of the Wisemen)

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EscapeGoat 03:35
The Search 03:00
Love Ballad 04:18
For Wisdom 04:48
Phelonious 03:48


Phillie’s hunger gives “Welcome To The Detroit Zoo” a refreshingly honest feel and showcases Phillie’s life journey on Detroit’s infamous ‘Number Streets’. The album is a mix of street poetry, lyricism, life lessons, and pure entertainment. Phillie possesses a sense of humor and a refreshing perspective among the dreary backdrop of his hometown of Detroit.

Fully produced by Wu Tang's Bronze Nazareth, the emotionally driven soundscapes only enhance Phillies rhymes. You can listen to this album two different ways, zone out on the music alone, or sink your mind into the lyrics and travel with Phillie to the places he takes you.

"The hood is like a zoo, and I'm your tour guide, will you join me? All it costs is to pay a little attention to the lyrics. The beats by Bronze speak for themselves" Phillie suggests.

"Welcome To The Detroit Zoo" is truly a worthy piece of art.

Promo material for "Welcome To The Detroit Zoo":
Official Video for the 1st single "Detroit's Finest"
Teaser for the upcoming 'EscapeGoat' video
Official Video for the 2nd single "EscapeGoat"
Official Video for the 3rd single "Lion King"

In Studio: PHILLIE (of The Wisemen) Part 1. Clips from "Welcome To The Detroit Zoo"

In Studio: PHILLIE (of the Wisemen) Part 2 Clips from "Welcome To The Detroit Zoo"

INTERVIEW: Prelude to "Welcome to the Detroit Zoo"


released January 1, 2013

All Tracks Produced by Bronze Nazareth
Except "Soldier's Union" Produced by Kevlaar 7
A&R Direction: Phillie, Bronze Nazareth
Executive Producer: Bronze Nazareth


Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.



Phillie (of the Wisemen) Detroit, Michigan

Growing up in the infamous 'numbers' streets, a rough set of blocks in Southwest Detroit, Phillie learned to use his intellect and innate street savvy to contend with the hazards of street life.
After years of battling and testing his skill in the streets of Detroit, a chance meeting with producer Bronze Nazareth culminated in Phillie's addition to the Wisemen, and his musical rise! Stay Tuned!
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