Pharoahe Monch

  It’s been 20 years since Gerald Maxwell  Rivera graced us with his critically acclaimed debut album, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite. Released during neo-soul’s rise (it dropped one year after D’Angelo’s Brown Sugar and a year before Erykah Badu’s Baduizm), Urban Hang Suite poised both itself and Maxwell as pioneers of the genre, influencing soul […]

  In conjunction with Javotti Media, Talib Kweli has found a way to mix the “old” and the new. The Brooklyn MC has released a compilation mixtape entitled ‘The Cathedral‘. The project is 15 tracks long and features Joell Ortiz, Pharaohe Monch, Big K.R.I.T. and more.   The twist to the new tape is that it […]

Rapper Pharoahe Monch has displayed his singing skills on songs like “The Light” and “So Good,” but he has managed to take his vocals into a new chamber on the emotional, “Broken Again,” from his latest album, “P.T.S.D: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.” RELATED: Pharoahe Monch Loses His Mind In “Time2″ [EXCLUSIVE] “With ‘Broken Again’ I kind […]

Somewhere on the outskirts of New York a hip-hop moment twenty years in the making is about to commence. It’s the kind of frosty, January night that inspired the uncompromising verses and beats that defined an era: “Escuchela La ciudad respirando….” In one part of town a leader of hip-hop’s new school, 9th Wonder, is holding a […]

Once upon a time New York’s famed “Times Square” was not the neon-flavored Euro-disney knock-off with pedestrian plazas and Starbucks popping up like boils on every corner. The heart of the city used to reflect the angst and tension of its metropolitan denizens. On his new album “P.T.S.D (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Queens, NY rhyme […]

Lyrical masterminds Pharoahe Monch and Black Thought of The Roots tag team a truculent Marco Polo instrumental for the new track, “Rapid Eye Movement,” the latest cut from Monch’s fourth solo album, “P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) dropping on April 15th. “I got the beat, recorded my first verse and immediately was like ‘I gotta […]

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 […]

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 from […]

In a recent episode of the animated series “VladTV’s True Hip Hop Stories” rapper Pharoahe Monch recalled a hilarious story about an encounter with Kanye West.  Check it out below!     Somehow…we just aren’t surprised by that at all! Thanks for the laugh Monch!   READ MORE HOT ENTERTAINMENT COVERAGE ON THEURBANDAILY.COM Martin Bashir […]

The lead-single from producer Marco Polo’s forthcoming LP, “PA2: The Director’s Cut,” accomplishes what no one else has been able to pull off in over a decade–reunite Organized Konfusion. Since the duo disbanded in 1997, there has been no new OK material–until now. RELATED: Marco Polo f/ Talib Kweli & DJ Premier “G.U.R.U.” [NEW MUSIC] RELATED: Big Daddy […]

Whether it’s cuddly hamsters getting down to Black Sheep’s “The Choice Is Yours”  or Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It” being used to peddle bras for Calvin Klein, it’s clear that Madison Avenue loves using hip-hop to market products to Gen-Xers with disposable income. In the latest example of mad men in a b-boy stance, Pharoahe Monch’s track […]

Since you are what you eat, as a hip-hop junky in his 30s a lot of what is being served out there just isn’t palatable to  me. But thankfully my position at TheUrbandaily brings me in contact with sounds and artists that may have otherwise gone overlooked. Following the relative drought of music in 2010, […]