Who is PHILASIFER? A multi-talented musician, emcee and producer whose sound flows through the mic with infectious grooves and profoundly poetic lyrics. A listen to his well-crafted recordings delivers a potent glimpse of this artist’s range, depth, and wide range appeal to both mainstream pop listeners and devotees of hiphop.
Ronald Wayne Johnson Jr (born February 15, 1983) is an American Rapper, Beatbox, Actor, Musician, Producer, Writer, Voice Actor and known by the stage name PHILASIFER. He is known for his live on stage Beat boxing performances and his thought provoking lyrics and Instrumentals.
PHILASIFER started his Hip-Hop career in the California Bay Area Rapping and Beatboxing with a group called Uncontrolled Substance in the late 90’s, and also releasing two solo mix-tapes “My Secret Identity” (1999) and “The Impermeable” (2000). In 2001 he released the ep “Think Different” which led to a small Broadband Talent.net feature in the Dec 8th 2001 issue of Billboard magazine. From 2002 to 2004 PHILASIFER appeared on various mix tapes and albums including Rebellious “Ride With Me” Nos Leratz’s “Don’t Drink The Kool Aide” and recorded the unreleased albums “Culture Advance” (2002) and “Higher Learning” (2004) with Rebellious Music & PGFX. Starting his own indie production company in 2004 Perfected Dynamics Productions, PHILASIFER self-produced and recorded his next solo ep Demo Released in Dec of 2004.
PHILASIFER received Dramatic Arts/Acting training at MCTC (Mesa College Theater Company) from 2006 to 2008. During this time he met and recorded with San Diego MC’s Opoetik, Acethetic , Touch Of Cas , and Jahsun Olufemi Lasana , forming the collective FOF ( Friend Of A Friend) recording tracks for what would eventually become the “Lessons Learned Mix-Tape” (2009) . PHILASIFER would follow this, signing his first record contract with Sonic Wave International Records / Sony BMG and releasing “Emceeing Is Believing” (2007). In 2008, PHILASIFER began recording what would be known as the “Grown Man Mix-tape” which would not be released until January of 2011. In 2009, PHILASIFER met MC Truth and together they created the Hip-Hop duo known as Real Talk, Releasing the album “What They Don’t Want You To Hear” on March 9th, 2010. PHILASIFER then began collaborating and producing music for Soul artist Amber Ojeda producing the track “Broken Is Broken”.
PHILASIFER recorded a 1 song single entitled Flip It Around in February of 2011 in order to raise proceeds for the medical bills of DJ Kool Herc. In March of 2011, PHILASIFER signed a 3 year contract with JMD Records / INGROOVES / Universal Music Group and released a 12 track album entitled PHILASIFER: A Proper Introduction (2011). In 2013 Philasifer joined Ellisbeetle Entertainment.
Genre: Hiphop / New School / Alternative/Poetry
Sounds Like: <>Little Brother<>, NAS, Mos Def Official, A Tribe Called Quest, Common
Label: Ellisbeetle Entertainment
Manager: Leo Brown, Leo “The Lion” Music & Entertainment
Influences: Duke Ellington , Count Basie , George Benson , Young Holt Limited , James Brown , Ray Charles , Michael Jackson , Shelia E , Run Dmc , Sugarhill Gang , Gangstarr , Eric B & Rakim , Slick Rick, Pete Rock & CL Smooth , De La Soul , Will Smith ( Fresh Prince ) , DJ Jazzy Jeff , DJ Hi Tek , Talib Kweli , Mos Def, Heiroglyphics , Living Legends Crew , Pharcyde , Jimi Hendrix , Prince , Blackalicious, DJ Premier , The Fugees , ATU , Freestyle Fellowship , UTFO , Nina Simone , Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fine Young Canibals , Elmer Bernstien , John Williams , Cab Calloway , Tito Puente , Marvin Gaye , Maze , Aretha Franklin , Diana Ross , The Jackson 5 , Alicia Keyes , Kanye West , A Tribe Called Quest , Jurassic 5 , DJ Shadow , Dj Qbert , Kool Kieth , Gil Scott Heron , The Roots , Camp Lo , Stevie Ray Vaughn , BB KING , Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five , Herbie Hancock , Dana Dane , D NICE , BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS , NAS , KRS – ONE
What people say
Love the tracks. Keep ’em comming..
Hot spitta …. tracks on fiya!!! Keep Working
Patric Maurice Brice better known as (P.Brice)
Yes .. embrace the light .. illuminate the path .. peace.
Very best to you
MaxLink aka Dark Angel
The best is yet to come, Philasifer keep it up my man.
DJ Leo “The Lion” Brown