It’s hard to put Phony Ppl‘s sound in a box. Comprised of five members — Elbee Thrie, Elijah Rawk, Matt “Maffyuu” Byas, Aja Grant and Bari Bass — the collective’s music lies at the intersection of R&B, funk, rock, new-age soul, hip-hop and jazz. Since assembling in 2008, the Brooklyn-based band has evolved their musical roots to finesse a sound that can’t be replicated.
As with any boundary-pushing artist, the group isn’t afraid to write their own rules, as evidenced in their recent performance at Smokin’ Grooves Fest in Long Beach, California. However, what makes them feel larger than life is their distinct sound. HYPEBEAST went behind-the-scenes of the band’s rehearsal where they shared the moments that mean the most.
Check out the above video, sponsored by Magnum Large Size Condoms, to see how the members of Phony Ppl truly live large.