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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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Stations Featuring
Pharoahe Monch

    Underground Hip-Hop

    Underground Hip-Hop
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Albums by
Pharoahe Monch

Top Songs by
Pharoahe Monch

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

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