PH was a pioneer in battle rap and well-known in the New York hip-hop scene. Tragically, it took his death to remind the world of his influence. The tributes from well-known indie rappers and producers and articles in mainstream publications show his role as an OG that many veteran battlers looked up to before they'd even spat their first verse. It also speaks to the 39-year-old rapper's modesty that he never bragged about the accomplishments of his career.

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PH vs. Madness

The full lyrics to this Grind Time battle that sees both emcees in fine form.

PH vs. Dizaster

THROWBACK CLASSIC! PH makes his written-era debut against Dizaster in 2009.

Team Homi Remembers PH

The late rapper's crewmates and friends call into Angryfans Radio to share their memories.