In a little more than a month, Phonte will make his proper solo debut after running with the now-defunct Little Brother and finding success with R&B/soul outfit the Foreign Exchange. And until today, we weren’t entirely sure what his album, Charity Starts at Home, would sound like aside from the fact former Little Brother producer 9th Wonder is handling most of the beats. He’s at the helm here on lead single “Not Here Anymore,” a smooth cut featuring Phonte and his guest Elzhi in battle mode. It sounds like Tay’s kind of pissed here, presumably about the fact people have bitched and moaned so much about his decision to sing more than rap these days. Well, you asked for it and you got it.
You can download the track here and stream it below. Charity Starts at Home drops Sept. 27.