The name PHD stands for “Poet & Hot Day”. In 1986, Poet would start his career with QB producer Rockwell Noel. They are best known for their critically acclaimed ’87 diss toward KRS One titled “Beat You Down”. They would follow up in ’88 with “Taking U Out” which was even stronger than “Beat You Down”, and harshly attacked both KRS’s then wife, Ms. Melodie, and DJ Red Alert. Poet would then join fellow QB producer Hot Day who had already released an album on Tuff City in 1989. They would released their first album “Without Warning” as PHD in 1991. I suggest that you read this wonderful review (Click Here) of “Without Warning” done by Thun (Oh Word, TROY Blog). That would be their only full length album but they would release a numerous number of 12″s throughout the 90’s. Hot Day is also known for putting an early Cormegaon his solo & PHD’s album. T.R.O.Y. regular Markshot who recently blessed you with those Ras Kass singles, laced us all the PHD 12″s from 1993 to 1996.
PHD (Poet & Hot Day)