November 1st 1985, A king has entered the world. Born & raised in Newark, NJ Philip began writing poetry periodically @ the age of 9. It wasn’t until early 2005 that he realized his work should be shared with people who could relate to his movement.

While writing poetry/music, Phil began to understand his life more and what people go through on a daily basis. In late 2005 he came up with his brand of B.T.Y.(BetterThenYou).

B.T.Y. is not directed in the way that it sounds. B.T.Y. is for people who judge a book by its cover, for those who won’t give us a chance, for those who say we can’t do this or do that, for those who think of us as a “statistic”… We are all Better Than You & will be Better Than You…I speak for all those who can relate to B.T.Y.

It’s also symbolic to THUG LIFE A word evolved by the late Tupac Shakur. Commonly mistaken for a Criminal. Thug Life is the opposite of someone having all he/ she needs to succeed. Thug life is when you have nothing, and succeed, when you have overcome all obstacles to reach your aim and accomplish your goals.

My purpose is to reach the youth & those who can support the B.T.Y. Movement.



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