ChanHays ft. Pharoahe Monch, Ghettosocks & Ras Kass – Ghost In The Shell

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Here’s another one from Nova Scotia artist ChanHays and his debut album Here, which will available everywhere later tonight. On “Ghost In The Shell” he’s joined by Pharoahe Monch, Ras Kass and Ghettosocks.

Listen below.

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Pharoahe Monch – Tim Westwood Freestyle (2003)

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Here’s a short but potent 2003 freestyle by Pharoahe Monch over Joe Budden’s “Focus” off all beats, liberated by Tim Westwood for Throwback Thursday.

Listen below.

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J.Period ft. Black Thought, Posdnuos, Pharoahe Monch & Joss Stone – Rise Up!

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017


J. Period taps a trio of lyrical legends for “Rise Up!,” a new anthem for the resistance that features Black Thought De La Soul’s Posdnuos and Pharoahe Monch. Joss Stone also contributes vocals and Period tells Rolling Stone that the song was in part inspired by the success of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Hamilton and its accompanying mixtape, which he also worked on. He explains:

“I felt that if we could create compelling music around these issues issues, we might help light a similar fire in listeners.””These are turbulent times in America, with protests and marches spilling out into the streets in record numbers, and activism on the rise. ‘Rise Up’ was born out of that same energy”

Listen to “Rise Up!” below.

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Video: O.C. & Pharoahe Monch – Night Rider

Monday, November 14th, 2016

O.C. and Pharoahe Monch drop a dark new visual for “Night Rider” their Motif-produced collab from the Deluxe Edition of the DITC Studios compilation album.

Previously: D.I.T.C ft. Fat Joe, Lord Finesse & Diamond D – Rock Shyt (Video)

Living Colour ft. Black Thought, Chuck D, Pharoahe Monch- Who Shot Ya? (Andre Betts Remix)

Thursday, August 18th, 2016


Wow, would you look at the lineup on this bad boy. Ubiquitous 80’s band Living Coulour offer up a new Rap heavy take on their remake of Biggie’s “Who Shot Ya” featuring Prodigal Sunn, Black Thought, Chuck D, Pharoahe Monch and Kyle Mansa. If you’ve ever heard the original version of the cover, you know that sonically, it differs a great deal from the Biggie original (obviously). This new remix, helmed by producer Andre Betts, moves even further away from the source material with a strong message about police brutality and the value of Black life in America. This will appear on the band’s upcoming mixtape, Mixtape, due out September 9th.

Listen below.

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Video: A-F-R-O & Marco Polo ft. Pharoahe Monch – Swarm

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Here’s the new video from A-F-R-O and Marco Polo for “Swarm” featuring the inimitable Pharoahe Monch, from the new A-F-R-O Polo EP which just dropped on Duck Down. In the clip directed by Guy Blelloch the trio put up a valiant fight against a seemingly endless swarm of oncoming zombies.

Stream the new EP in full below or purchase/stream at your preferred digital outlet.

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Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch & Last Emperor – Tim Westwood Freestyle (2001)

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

For this week’s vintage freestyle submission, Tim Westwood liberates a 2001 cypher with Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch and former Aftermath artist, Philly’s The Last Emperor.

Previously: Raekwon – Tim Westwood Freestyle (1995)

Video: dEnAuN ft. Royce Da 5’9 & Pharoahe Monch – Cookin

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Denaun Porter drops a great new animated video for “Cookin,” featuring Royce Da 5’9 and Pharoahe Monch, off his Stuff In My Backpack EP. Featuring animated cameos from Eminem and Hannibal Buress.

Do Crips watch True Blood? Do Bloods ride Jet Blue?

Previously: dEnAuN (Mr. Porter) ft. Young Roc – Heartbroken (Video)

Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder – Indie 500 (Album Stream)

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015


When the Indie 500 partnership between Kweli, 9th Wonder and Pharoahe Monch was first announced last year, we knew that some great music was on the horizon. This week fans reap the rewards of this partnership with the release of the Indie 500 compilation project from Talib and 9th. The project boasts production from the likes of Khrysis, Nottz, Hi-Tek and of course 9th, as well as guest verses from Rapsody, Problem, Brother Ali, NIKO IS and several others. The album will be available for purchase on Friday, but continue below for a full preview.

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Video: Ghostface Killah ft. Pharoahe Monch – Emergency Procedure

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Ghost’s “Emergency Procedure” featuring Phaorahe Monch gets a comic inspired animated lyric video like “Battlefield” before it.

Off the 36 Seasons album, out now.

Previously: Watch Raekwon & Ghostface’s Coachella Set