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

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