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Pharoahe Monch

Pharoahe Monch, throughout his storied career, has always chosen to attempt to reach the souls of Hip-Hop folk with high caliber lyricism over a wide variety of music inspired by some of the greatest musicians of all time. The Queens, New York born and bred emcee began as a visual artist, putting his heart and soul on canvass. While in art school, Pharoahe was introduced to Hip-Hop culture through graffiti and fashion.He then discovered DJing and rapping and instantly recognised them as viable means of expression. Monch found a partner in rhyme, Prince Poetry, and they formed Organized Konfusion, bursting on the scene with the creative and inventive “Who Stole My Last Piece of Chicken”.From there, the duo took another creative leap forward with sophomore release Stress: the Extinction Agenda. Now in 2011 and on his own, PharoaheMonch stands ready for W.A.R. (We Are Renegades), taking a stand for higher thought and for the love of the art in Hip-Hop culture; standing firm against the commoditization of the music and so many lowbrow approaches to the art form. Monch released his new music video for new single Still Standing which features Jill Scott on Monday 07 February 2012.