W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)
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||ExplicitThe Warning (feat. Idris Elba)||Pharoahe Monch||0:52||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCalculated Amalgamation||Pharoahe Monch||2:47||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEvolve||Pharoahe Monch||2:40||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitW.A.R. (feat. Immortal Technique & Vernon Reid)||Pharoahe Monch||4:24||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitClap (One Day) [feat. Showtyme & DJ Boogie Blind]||Pharoahe Monch||3:29||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBlack Hand Side (feat. Styles P & Phonte)||Pharoahe Monch||4:30||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLet My People Go||Pharoahe Monch||3:55||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShine (feat. Mela Machinko)||Pharoahe Monch||4:07||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHaile Selassie Karate (feat. Mr. Porter)||Pharoahe Monch||2:22||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Hitman||Pharoahe Monch||3:24||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAssassins (feat. Jean Grae, Royce Da 5'9'')||Pharoahe Monch||4:31||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Grand Illusion (Circa 1973) [feat. Citizen Cope]||Pharoahe Monch||5:15||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStill Standing (feat. Jill Scott)||Pharoahe Monch||5:17||£0.79||View in iTunes|
With the 2011 release of his third album, W.A.R. (We Are Renegades), rapper Pharoahe Monch halved the eight-year wait fans endured between his first and second efforts. This strong, satisfying, often stunning third release proves he can deliver the goods under this tighter release schedule, and when listening to lyrics that are topical for 2011 (“Calculated Amalgamation” is inspired by the recent Egyptian revolution), one begins to wonder if it’s been three years off for Monch, and then one very strong year back on. Whatever the process, W.A.R. is worth it, chock-full of those wickedly smart Monch lines (“Even my reflection disrespects you like a freshman during hazing”) and Armageddon productions from the likes of M-Phazes, Diamond D, and Samiyam. These beats seem generally as mad and driven as the man himself, although “The Grand Illusion” with Citizen Cope adds some alternative rock to the mix while the closer, ”Still Standing,” is as elegant and soulful as its guest, Jill Scott. The socially concerned singles “Shine” and “Clap (One Day)” make for a decent intro, even if they are best heard in context, as this conceptually sound album uses linking dialog and a sensible running order to guide listeners through Monch’s war story.
Classic real hip hop at its best!!!
All songs are on fire, but the best are black hand side, the hitman, clap and let my people go
Thank god PM has brought real hip hop back, due to all the stuff out there claiming to be hip hop at the moment, this shows people what REAL hip hop is all about, no conforming to try and hit the charts with rnb hooks, or grimey dance tracks with no real soul. this is well thought out, lyrically genius and sampled perfectly. Don;t sleep on this, but do on the rest. Peace
U need this in ur system
Born: 31 October 1972 in Queens, New York, NY
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s