PHAROAHE MONCH (W.A.R. MEDIA | QUEENS, NY) http://www.myspace.com/pharoahemonch
Pharoahe Monch has always been creatively thoughtful with his lyrics, once rapping from the prospective of a bullet to elicit the history of gun violence. After over twenty years in hip hop, first making a name for himself as one half of Organized Konfusion, one might expect Pharoahe Monch would be more popularly known at this point. His debut album in 1999, Internal Affairs, was released on the highly acclaimed Rawkus Records (famous for starting the careers of Mos Def and Talib Kweli) and featured "Simon Says" which became a Billboard Top 100 single. Then a battle for creative freedom with then label, Universal Records, stalled the released of his follow up album, Desire, until 2007.
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