Pharoahe Monch is widely regarded as of best lyrical flowing emcees in the game. His creative motivation & output has been consistent even after 20 years on the scene, even regarded by the likes of Eminem for always being ahead of his time.
Queens, New York MC Pharoahe Monch received a Grammy for his work on original the Miles Davis motion picture soundtrack “Miles Ahead “released in 2016.
His 1998 highly touted solo debut, Internal Affairs, crafted one of the greatest underground Hip-Hop albums ever with soul driven melody on songs like “Queens” and the crowd moving hit, “Simon Says”, which became a monster single, propelling Monch to commercial success.
Pharoahe Monch released his third solo album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) in March 2011. It featured guest appearances from Jill Scott, Styles P, Citizen Cope, Jean Grae, Royce da 5’9″, Immortal Technique, Vernon Reid, Phonte, Mr. Porter, Mela Machinko, Showtyme & DJ Boogie Blind. Pharoahe revealed that the album is a “throwback to 1993, ’94 hip-hop” and featured production by Exile, Marco Polo, M-Phazes, Fatin, Diamond D, Mike Loe, Samiyam, Adam Deitch, Eric Krasno and Pharoahe Monch himself. Four singles have been releasedfrom the album: “Shine”, “Clap (One Day)”, “Black Hand Side”, and “Assassins”. A ten-year anniversary re-issue of Internal Affairs will also be released featuring a documentary about the making of the album.
With his fourth solo-LP, “PTSD”(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) released in April 2014, Pharoahe Monch re-emerges with a new concept project from the ground-breaking emcee featuring guest appearances from Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Denaun Porter, The Stepkids, Vernon Reid and production from Lee Stone, Marco Polo, Jesse West & Quelle Chris.