Oakland born, Hollywood-based singer Phlo Finister is giving strong ’94 Aaliyah vibes in baggy denim and Tommy boxers. It’s not a direct homage, Finister claims, “I fuck with Tommy Hilfiger, simple as that.” The candy-colored, playful video—Phlo’s girl posse in a car, a house party with a teenaged band and Furbys on the speakers—is fun. Mike G, a friend from Finister’s time at Crenshaw High School, The Jealous Guys and Venus X are there, having a convincingly good time, but the cameos may not do “Shades” complete justice. The former model is a confident vocalist, easy-riding a hit beat by T-Wiz aka Troy Noka, who’s worked with Chris Brown, Ciara and the Backstreet Boys. Download “Shades” and the rest of Finister’s Crown Gold EP at her website.
Video: Phlo Finister, “Shades”
POSTED December 16, 2011 12:00PM IN MUSIC VIDEO