Monday, 23 August 2010


D-Nice presents True Hi-Hop Stories: Pharoahe Monch.

Pharoahe breaks down the lyrics from 'Simon Says' and 'Oh No' and speaks on his asthma, and his new album W.A.R which is a call arms for righteous music and a statement of rebellion against establishment & industry.

D-Nice, is a producer, rapper, beat boxer, DJ, photographer and film maker from New York, and an ex-member of Boogie Down productions, KRS's old crew. You can tell Phroahe seems relaxed and on point in the interview, it's because the man behind the camera is also a Hip Hop legend.

This freestyle by Pharoahe is lyrical, conspiracy rap at it's best. The rhyme, flow, delivery are all perfect. The lyrical content, is relevant and brimming with esoteric, political, astrological and cultural references. Pharoahe drops into his verse in Latin! He also uses the word "innocuous", Pharoahe definitely has the best vocabulary of any emcee. I don't think Talib Kweli or Jeru are testing him. This is Pharoahe in "F*ck up any emcee" mode.

Notable Quotables

"All seeing eye ocular exam. The apocalypse, back by popular demand."

"The fur made of a lion, the eye of horus mount zion, vibrant, prominent, constellations of Orion/ The reason why my stars are in alignment."

"It's bio engineered ergonomics...'

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