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Pharoahe Monch

While a member of the New York City duo Organized Konfusion, Pharoahe Monch developed a reputation as one of underground hip-hop's preeminent lyricists, crafting intricate and intelligent raps with partner Prince Poetry. After recording three albums together from 1991-1997, the two amicably split up, and Monch pursued a more aggressive solo style with the terrific independent label Rawkus. He made guest appearances on other artists' records and contributed tracks to the Rawkus compilation Soundbombing, Vol. 2, which raised expectations for his solo debut. The single/video "Simon Says" was released in the summer of 1999 and became a massive hit among rap and club audiences, setting the stage for a surprising debut -- just short of the Top 40 -- for the full-length Internal Affairs upon its release several months later. While he didn't release a second album -- Desire -- until 2007, he was active throughout the intervening years, with fiery singles like "The Life" (with Styles) and "Agent Orange," along with featured spots on tracks by Ras Kass, J Dilla, Pete Rock, and Sa-Ra. The wait would be halved for the rapper’s third album, with the conceptual W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) arriving in 2011, four years after 2007's Desire. His 2014 release, P.T.S.D.: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, was another conceptual effort, this time with guests like Talib Kweli and the psychedelic soul group the Stepkids. ~ Steve Huey
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Pharoahe Monch

  1.   Song
  2.   Simon Says
  3.   Body Baby
  4.   Push
  5.   Hold On
  6.   Assassins
  7.   Bad M.F.
  8.   F*** You
  9.   The Jungle
  10.   The Ass by Apani B Fly Emcee
  11.   D.R.E.A.M. by Talib Kweli
  12.   Black Hand Side
  13.   So Good
  14.   The Light
  15.   The Recollection Facility
  16.   Agent Orange
  17.   Queens
  18.   Get Down
  19.   Eht Dnarg Noisulli by The Stepkids
  20.   Losing My Mind by Denaun
  21.   W.A.R.
  22.   What It Is
  23.   Time2
  24.   No Mercy
  25.   The Warning
  26.   Haile Selassie Karate
  27.   Clap (One Day) featuring DJ Boogie Blind
  28.   Shine
  29.   Let's Go
  30.   The Next Shit by Busta Rhymes
  31.   Official
  32.   Rape
  33.   The Hitman
  34.   Intro
  35.   Heroin Addict
  36.   Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  37.   Scream
  38.   Rapid Eye Movement by Black Thought
  39.   The Recollection Facility, Pt. 2
  40.   Damage
  41.   The Grand Illusion (Circa 1973)
  42.   Let My People Go
  43.   Bar Tap
  44.   When the Gun Draws
  45.   Welcome to the Terrordome
  46.   Desire
  47.   Free
  48.   The Truth featuring Common
  49.   Behind Closed Doors
  50.   Livin' It Up
  51.   Broken Again
  52.   Sidefx by Dr. Pete
  53.   Still Standing
  54.   Evolve
  55.   God Send by Organized Konfusion
  56.   Right Here
  57.   Hell by Canibus
  58.   Calculated Amalgamation
  59.   Stand Your Ground
  60.   The Recollection Facility, Pt. 3

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