Tag Archives: Pharoahe Monch

The Round Up (3/30/11)

In my ongoing attempts to bring you music that I love, The Round Up is going to provide a weekly window into the new (and occasionally not so new) songs that are the populating my playlists. Expect it every Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Review Session: W.A.R. by Pharoahe Monch

Another new feature for our fearless readers. In collaboration with my people in the Columbia University Society of Hip-Hop, I’m going to be bringing you quick weekly reviews of notable, new releases. A few thoughts on the release and an … Continue reading

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On Kanye vs. Diddy

One of the lower-key debates (perhaps it only seemed low-key because I’ve essentially been in music-blog detox for the last two weeks) that ushered out the year in music concerned Kanye’s Mega Epic vs. Diddy’s Mega Epic. Alex MacPherson (a … Continue reading

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Crazy poison tipped arrows

No one spazzes on a track like Pharoahe Monch. I’m not sure if there’s a good sports corollary for Monch, so we’ll keep it somewhat wide and amorphous. Monch is like a great player–D Wade or Manu perhaps–who provides consistent … Continue reading

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On Idiosyncrasy, Part 2: a model in action

Listening to Skipp Coon and Mr. Nick has prompted me to follow up my previous pieces in the series (here, regarding Yelawolf, and here, regarding Rob Roy). Peep “drift,” “angels & demons” and “when i grow up” from Skipp and … Continue reading

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And furthermore…

Here’s a little addition to the proceedings below: Pharoahe Monch rippin the m-i-c on two dope Organized Konfusion remixes, courtesy of Large Professor. “Stress” features Monch firing on all cylinders, displaying his love of language and the infinite possibilities of … Continue reading

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A million emcees and they ain’t sayin nothin

Here’s a rap PSA of sorts. My top 5 rappers, in no particular order: Andre 3000 Pharoahe Monch Big Pun Black Thought Eminem This is apropos of a conversation I had tonight about young rappers, great rappers, and the fact … Continue reading

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