by admin on August 17, 2013


Pathways Music Video

by admin on August 16, 2012

When you are an indie artist you are it. There is no one else. Just you and your art. No budgets. No label team. Just you and your art and maybe a couple of loved ones and friends remain. There is no label hoopla. There is just art and you. That said I present the video for Pathways from my new album Pathways. [click to READ MORE…]



June 4, 2012

PATHWAYS physical DigiPack CDs are now available for pre-order at otherwise known as The official physical release date is June 12, 2012. The digital release is set for August 14 on iTunes and all other world wide digital retailers. If you want to rock this one over the summer you should head over […]

Read the full article →


May 16, 2012

My man ILLUS hit me up one weekend… He told me a bout this project he was doing that featured Emcee / Producers showcasing their talents in a collaborative fashion in dual roles as Emcee and a Producer. The Project was to be called FAMILY FIRST. I thought “hmmmm, dope concept!” He went on to […]

Read the full article →


April 24, 2012

I’ve launched my Bandcamp page. Its just a place holder for now but I will use this to serve up some audible goodies in the future. Stop by and check it out.

Read the full article →


April 23, 2012

So a couple years a ago I embarked on this “new album” journey. Initially the name of it was “The Vinny Van Gogh Johnson Experience”. It was supposed to be all about the art {hence the Van Gogh reference} of the music from rather hood perspective {hence stereotypical reference to a rather common black surname […]

Read the full article →

PLATFORM8470.COM Interviews Phashara

April 13, 2012

Recently, I completed an interview with It was cool to get a chance to discuss the new Pathways album, studio gear, social issues and my fav blend of coffee. Shout out to It’s always a pleasure. Check it out? CLICK HERE… or read below Phashara (Beatmonstas) Walks his Own Path ‘We talk about […]

Read the full article →

The StoryBook Adventure Release Party (Chicago, 2008)

March 24, 2012

In preparation for the forthcoming release of my new solo project “Pathways” we pulled out some old footage of the release party performance for The Storybook Adventure (my Debut solo project in 2008). This was a great show. We played to a full house at the Dark Room in Chicago. Also on the bill that […]

Read the full article → Interviews Phashara

March 19, 2012

In preparation for the release of my new album “Pathways” I did this interview with my people over at If you ever wanted to know where the name Phashara comes from or what Pathways is about or How the Beatmonstas came about…. this is the interview to read. Many years ago, I was introduced […]

Read the full article →

PATHWAYS – Nothin’ Nice

February 17, 2012

This song was posted on SoundCloud on Valentine’s Day 2012. It’s from my upcoming album “Pathways”. The hook references a line from ATCQ’s Electric Relaxation where Q-Tip spit “Shorty let me tell you bout my only vice, It has to do with lots of lovin and it aint nothin nice!”. No, I wasnt trying to […]

Read the full article →