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

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