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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

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Pharoahe Monch

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Pharoahe Monch

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