Local rap and hip hop artist, LordPHX, like his name suggests, is on the rise. Writing music since he was eight years old, LordPHX, or Darnell Powell, began recording music at the age of 16 in Orlando, Florida. After experiencing a struggling few years in the Sunshine State, Powell set off to South America, where he spent eight months in Bolivia, refocusing his vision and musical career. Sharpening his lyrical abilities and discovering a new way of thinking, he began to create better music. Powell returned to Orlando in June, where he spent a few weeks before making the move to the Valley of the Sun. On August 30, Powell’s son passed away, changing his life forever. “The tragedy didn’t break me or create a better me it created a new me,” says Powell. Picking himself back up and using music to motivate him, LordPHX’s career has begun to grow with him experiencing radio interviews, radio play and much more.
On November 6, see LordPHX for yourself as he performs at the Live & Local Charity Festival. The charity event is presented by The Blaze Radio in association with Phoenix 50, ASU PAB, ASU Downtown USGD and the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The festival will take place at the Downtown Phoenix Civic Space Park and supports the third annual canned food drive in support of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.
For entry into the festival, bring three canned foods or non-perishable food items. Click here for more information.
For more information on LordPHX, visit his Facebook: Lordphx