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

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