J. Period‘s “Rise Up!” is a protest-themed song featuring Black Thought of The Roots, De La Soul‘s Posdnuos, and Pharoah Monch. Featuring snippets of Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy speeches, the piano laden record has a somber but uplifting vibe centering around the importance of creative solidarity during these difficult times. J. . . .
It’s been a few decades since rock band Living Colour was prominent, but they are making an interesting return to the scene with a remake of The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Who Shot Ya?”, featuring Black Thought, Chuck D, Pharoah Monch, Prodigal Sunn, and Kyle Mansa. The band is releasing a mixtape on September 9th called MIXTAPE, . . .
Three hip-hop legends are banding together to do their part in helping the genre move forward. That’s right. 9th Wonder, Talib Kweli, and Pharoahe Monch are teaming up to create an independent company called Indie 500 dedicated to distributing artists who they feel represent the ethos of the music that has inspired millions over the . . .
Rapper Pharoahe Monch drops a truly powerful visual to his single “Broken Again” which comes off the recent PTSD album. In this visual treatment, Monch plays a man suffering from a bout of depression as he struggles throughout his everyday life. Throughout the video, Monch interacts with a woman who plays the dual role of his heroine . . .
“With his highly-anticipated fourth solo-LP, “P.T.S.D.” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Pharoahe Monch re-emerges with a new concept project which finds the ground-breaking emcee tackling PTSD; a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Throughout the duration of the LP, Monch narrates as an independent artist weary . . .
Joell Ortiz and Fred The Godson connect to show off their undeniable lyrical skills on “Talk Dat.” Going in over a flip of Pharoahe Monch’s “Simon Says” beat, Joell & Fred collaboratively share space by trading bars throughout. Stream this The Heatmakerz-produced song below.
Torae has been honing his craft since his entry into the rap game back in 1996, and the Coney Island veteran is hungry and focused on his newly released Entitled album. Entitled includes guest features from DJ Premier, Phonte, Teedra Moses, Mack Wilds, Pharoahe Monch, Jarell Perry, Nottz, and !llmind. The project is mellow at . . .
“Let me find out, they checking for who can spit again.” Torae comes out the gate with a focused mentality on “Get Down,” his Pete Rock-produced single. The newly released black and white video, which includes his performance at SOB’s, is a solid fit for Torae’s no-frills, lyrically instensive brand of artistry. Look for Torae’s . . .
The decorated hip hop halls of great producer/emcee tandems is well documented historically by the likes of Common and Dilla, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg and on and on. A contemporary look at such duos would have to include the works of Murs and 9th Wonder, who supposedly had released . . .
Talib Kweli, 9th Wonder, and Rapsody have followed up their spirited performance of “Every Ghetto” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with a new visual. The video is the first from Kweli and 9th’s upcoming album Indie 500. Read more into the beginning stages of Indie 500 here. The visual features a montage of various low-income neighborhoods around . . .
“I think of J. Dilla as being like Donnie Hathaway. He is truly and undeniably timeless. We will appreciate him even more as time goes along.” – RATheMC The 2014 DC Loves Dilla tribute show and fundraiser was one for the books. Headlining acts N’Dea Davenport, Phife Dawg, Pharoahe Monche, and Bahamadia further electrified the . . .