Posts Tagged ‘Pharoahe Monch’
J. Period – “Rise Up!” feat. Black Thought (Of The Roots) x Posdnuos (Of De La Soul) x Pharoahe Monch x Joss Stone
YOOOOO! This jawn BANGS!! Beatz & Lyrics on display (nice working in that ‘Phoenix’ sample from Tariq in the breaks). Every lyricist bringing drive; racing down the J. Period track like we gotta get there. Where? To the revolution!
What does it mean to “RISE UP?” What does it mean to RESIST?
Produced by J.PERIOD, this epic single brings together an historic lineup of artists — Black Thought of The Roots, Posdnuos of De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch & Joss Stone — to explore the meaning of “resistance” and the state of our Union. Additional production and instrumentation from Stro Elliot (Playlist Retreat), Larrance Dobson (1500 Or Nothin, Kendrick Lamar, Timbaland) and Jesse Blum (Misterwives). RISE UP EP available May 2.
Well, damn! This is a Hip-Hop Big Three right here if ever there’s been one. Up-n-coming-real-lyricism-bringer-backer A-F-R-O and never-left-never-stopped-because-Hip-Hop Pharoahe Monch… over a Marco Polo beat??? SOLD!!!
And this visual concept. Verrrry visceral. Play this “Swarm” jawn and see what it do for you. We click ‘like’ on it already! Check out the entire “A-F-R-O Polo” EP while you are at it.
Me and my n!ggas got bars…
dEnAuN is back with a little help from his super friends Royce Da 5’9 and Pharoahe Monch. “Cooking” is produced by dEnAuN himself as his alter personality – Mr. Porter – and is directed by Stack Moses with animation by Romio No E. Special guest appearances by Hannibal Buress, Marv Won, Young Roc, Tiara and even a cameo by Eminem.
Gimme dat, b!tch, gimme dat!
Yoooo! It’s a Problem…and Bad Lucc and Talib Kweli… beating up an Eric G beat. Oughta press charges for this. Actually, just “Pay Your Dues” and we’ll be good. Listen up above to this one (linked below). Appears that it bears the Indie 500 (Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder’s movement to bring sense, sensibility and unity back into Hip-Hop, esp. with the Independent grinders) stamp. Cool.
Comic book references – some straight ahead, others slicker – brought to life on screen in this comic art-styled animated video for “Emergency Procedure” (produced by The Revelations). With a feature from Pharoahe Monch, this single is off the “36 Seasons” project from Ghostface Killah.
Hot damn! Apollo Brown on the beats and Ras Kass on the mic. If you can’t get excited about that collab, go study up with some of their posts on here; and come back when you got you Hip-Hop knowledge up. Feature artists Pharaohe Monch and Rakaa Iriscience slip in on this hypnotic dope track “H2O.” Cuts added by inDJnous. And this is just a taste of the upcoming Apollo Brown & Ras Kass project “Blasphemy” (due out October 28, 2014) which is available for pre-order now.
“PTSD is very heavy right now with soldiers coming back from war trying to get acclimated back into society.”
– Pharoahe Monch
And so… you get a bite of what Monch had in mind when he was cooking this profound jawn up.
You know what it is as soon as you read the title. “Get Down” is killer lyricals from Pharoahe Monch, turntable insanity (cuts by DJ Revolution), all over a banging track by Aussie beatmaker M-Phazes.
In promotion for Coalmine Records 10 year anniversary compilation album “Unearthed,” which is set for a May 13th, 2014 release date, the Brooklyn-based boutique label is pleased to present the project’s lead single “Get Down,” featuring Pharoahe Monch. The track is produced by Australia’s Award Winning M-Phazes, co-producer of Eminem’s “Bad Guy,” as featured on the multi-platinum selling ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2,’ and features scratches courtesy of DJ Revolution of The World Famous Wake Up Show. “Get Down” is to be released for Record Store Day, April 19, 2014 as a collector’s edition 7″ vinyl, with it’s release becoming available for digital download the following Tuesday, April 22nd.
Pharoahe Monch dropped his “PTSD” LP April 15, 2014, with features from Black Thought, Talib Kweli, and more; with production from the likes of Lee Stone, Marco Polo, Jesse West, The Lion Share and Quelle Chris. Full FREE stream of the LP below. Get your own copy via earlier download post below.
Snoop has that banging GGN Network. We knew that, but this is a show of a whole other kind. No frills, no jokes, no industry bullsh!t. Underground Heat – a show that is all about the music! Snoop Dogg hosting; sharing his top 10 videos. The top 3 vids and a throwback vid of the week get full play, while snips of the rest are shown. Very dope format! And yes… You (or an emcee you know) can also submit your own videos via the website – www.theundergroundheat.com But come correct… the #1 video this episode is a BEAST! It’s that Pharoahe Monch feat. Diamond D – “Rap Life” we posted on here a bit ago.
Congrats, gentlemen! And respect to all the homies involved including Amond Jackson from Salem Psalms Library who co-directed the flick with Deacon the Villain.
“Rapid Eye Movement” by Pharoahe Monch (featuring Black Thought of The Roots) is four minutes of two legendary emcee going hard on a track with one mission… Hip-Hop perfection! Mission accomplished? Listen and answer for yourself. Beat by Marco Polo. Scratches by DJ Revolution. LP (“PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”) out by Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (available for pre-order at iTunes now).
Brand new video from Pharoahe Monch for the Diamond D produced banger “Rap Life”. I was fortunate to be able to see this video well before it was released thanks to my homie Amond Jackson from Salem Psalms Library who co-directed the flick with Deacon the Villain. The video features a quite a number of noteworthy cameos including dope west coast producer Alchemist but what stands out to me are the number of talented FEMALE DJs, visual artists, emcees, producers who make cameos in the clip. Visual artist & photographer Ree Swa is seen holding the Japanese sword in the video while critically respected female emcees such as Jean Grae, Boog Brown, & Stahhr make ‘Rap Life’ appearances as well as my homegirl, model & true school hip hop head, Miss Serena AZ who’s seen holding the guns in the clip. Be on the lookout for Diamond D’s upcoming project ‘The Diam Piece’ as well as Pharoahe Monch’s upcoming project “P.T.S.D” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)” with the latter being out to tax you on April 15th. Pharoahe Monch’s project may have very few features for the conceptually based project, however Diamond D’s background primarily as a producer should require him to have a lengthy guestlist that will include Fat Joe, Pete Rock, Talib Kweli, Elzhi, Smif-N-Wessun, Hi-Tek, Ras Kass, Kurupt, Camp Lo, & more. Peep some behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot & trailers to both Pharaohe Monch’s & Diamond D’s upcoming projects below….
Pharoahe Monch is a bad mutha-shut-yo-mouf … Haa! On the way he’s got his fourth LP, “PTSD” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). For it, Pharoahe is taking on the persona of an emcee battling through severe anxiety… an independent artist weary from battling the industry machine and from fighting the plight of being a black man in America. Boasting guest appearances from artists like Black Thought and Talib Kweli, and production from the likes of Marco Polo and Quelle Chris, “PTSD” should be a must get on most Hip-Hop heads’ lists. Here’s a sample from the plate – “Bad MF.”
This is video is hilarious! Sean Price drops this video from his album Mic Tyson which is out now!
Hahahaaa. Still chuckling at that “Seanwuar” video… and dude pulled obviously his interviewee (Pharoahe Monch) into the booth to make some dope music. “BBQ Sauce” is some more hot nmusic off Sean Price’s “Mic Tyson” album (out now via iTunes link we posted earlier and at the Duck Down Store). “BBQ Sauce” features Pharoahe Monch and is produced by Evidence with an assist from DJ Babu. Niiiice!
The influence of Hip-Hop’s nerdy eclectic Nardwuar in Hip-Hop is undeniable. Hahahaaaaa! Sean Price goes in as ‘Seanwuar’ – interviewing Pharoahe Monch in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY, USA before a gig. Great stuff! Enjoy.
And don’t forget that Sean Price album “Mic Tyson” (due out October 30, 2012).
First off, loving that cover art! Okay. Pharoahe Monch’s “PTSD” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) project is due out late Fall 2012, and W.A.R. Media / Duck Down Music Inc. has leaked the lead single (and the third and final installment to Monch’s bullet trilogy) entitled “Damage.” Charged with deep social and political commentary on inner city killings and mass murder, “Damage” reminds listeners that bullets have no name. You can stream the clean version below, as well as follow the link to listen to (and buy) the explicit version.
PHAROAHE MONCH – DAMAGE (PROD. BY LEE STONE) (CLEAN) | (EXPLICIT)
While still touring & still supporting his dope “W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)” album, Pharoahe Monch alongside the equally as dope lyricist Jean Grae made a tour stop in South Africa for the Capetown International Jazz Festival. In the video above they speak on their first time visiting South Africa to perform, Pharoahe’s decision to shoot a video for his next single “Haile Selassie Karate” while in SA, & more. Watching the video has me anxious to get back to South Africa. I can’t wait to go back & visit again….
Read the rest of this entry »
The Montreality crew catches up with Pharoahe Monch in NYC as he opens up about his life, career, albums, tattoos, & his upcoming rock album. A variety of things are discussed in this interview so sit back & soak it all in….