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

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