W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) [Bonus Video Version]
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||ExplicitThe Warning (feat. Idris Elba)||Pharoahe Monch||0:52||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCalculated Amalgamation||Pharoahe Monch||2:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEvolve||Pharoahe Monch||2:40||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitW.A.R. (feat. Immortal Technique & Vernon Reid)||Pharoahe Monch||4:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitClap (One Day) [feat. Showtyme & DJ Boogie Blind]||Pharoahe Monch||3:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBlack Hand Side (feat. Styles P & Phonte)||Pharoahe Monch||4:30||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLet My People Go||Pharoahe Monch||3:55||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShine (feat. Mela Machinko)||Pharoahe Monch||4:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHaile Selassie Karate (feat. Mr. Porter)||Pharoahe Monch||2:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Hitman||Pharoahe Monch||3:24||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAssassins (feat. Jean Grae & Royce Da 5'9)||Pharoahe Monch||4:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Grand Illusion (Circa 1973) [feat. Citizen Cope]||Pharoahe Monch||5:15||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Still Standing (feat. Jill Scott)||Pharoahe Monch||5:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
|14||ExplicitVideoClap (One Day) [Extended Version]||Pharoahe Monch||10:15||$1.99||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.
This is the real deal
I didn't even know Pharoah Monche was coming out with a new album. And it's on the front page of ITunes of all places. For everyone who stumbled upon this, put down the whiz khalifa, wacka flocka flame and lil Wayne and pick this up. You've finally discovered what real rap music is.
real lyrics this is what hip hop needs
i've been playing this album on repeat, real lyricism of what hip-hop needs, the rhymes, metaphors & clever beats infiltrate his heavy flows beyond what's playing on these radio waves. It's so unfortunate that alot of todays hip-hop (mainstream music on the radio) don't play many songs with meaning, to make you rewind that first verse, that second verse for your ears, body & mind to vibe to but thats ok, i can't speak for eveyone else, this is my kind of music, shout out to other real mc's for helping to keep hip hop alive...
Pharoahe Monch True Renegade
Lyrical as ever, no doubt one of the best still standing, true to the game and the art of real Hip Hop...thanks for being a real artist.
Born: October 31, 1972 in Queens, New York, NY
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s