Dj Mr Jay Presents: Philip White
Philip White is an Urban/Contemporary Gospel artist with an R&B sound and the production of both gospel and urban producers. Philip has captured a fresh new sound on his independent imprint White Hill Music. While some contemporary gospel male artist resort to heavy hip-hop features or hype tracks this collection of songs contain a gospel, inspirational message tinged with R&B flavor. With a voice that parallels current gospel artists such as Isaac Carree, Donnie McClurkin or even R&B artist Usher; Philip takes the time to bear his soul on his single ‘Laid It Down’ written by Juan Winans.
Philip is a native of Jacksonville, FL who has been singing since he was a child. He moved to Nashville TN to pursue his musical career after his college graduation in 2006. Singing and writing in the studio since he was a teen Philip began honing his craft as a young teen and sang in church all of his life while pursuing his professional career. After hearing songs like Donnie McClurkin’s ‘Stand”, Whitney Houston’s ‘The Preacher’s Wife’ Soundtrack and Mary Mary’s first single ‘Shackles’ he knew that recording contemporary Christian music was something he had to do. “I thought to myself, this desire to sing and record was given to me to inspire and minister to the hearts of people every age, creed and color. “ Philip White released his first top 40 single ‘Laid It Down’ in 2012 and the single was well received by radio listeners everywhere.
Both a songwriter and an artist Philip has written for artist Juan Winans and Lisa Kimmey-Winans (Out of Eden). He sang background for artist such as Judith McCallister, Debbie Winans and Lisa McClendon. In addition, he has written and co-written a vast majority of the songs on his current release. Philip is currently a praise and worship leader at Bethel World Outreach which is extremely important to him and has helped to maintain his relationship with God and people who need to be lifted. “Singing in church and being accountable is one of the best place for a Gospel/Christian artist to begin.” Philip has made appearances on the TCT Network Dorinda Clark-Cole Show as well as the Jimmy Fallon Show where he performed a song he co-wrote for Jimmy’s 100th episode on NBC.