Thursday, July 26, 2007

Pharoahe Monch: Desire

I keep meaning to mention this. Ed brought the new Pharoahe Monch album down during the Gion Matsuri and played it whilst I was schooling him at Winning Eleven. I 'obtained' the album and must deem it, "badass." Why he is not declared one of the greatest MCs ever is beyond me. The biggest surprise on the album is his cover of Public Enemy's "Welcome to the Terrordome." As I have declared this the greatest hip-hop song of all-time I would never have recommended that anyone cover it. However, Monch destroys it. He does a very credible Chuck D and then goes beyond it and owns the song. It is worth the whole album. Check it.

1 comment:

Edo said...

I've been on a Pharoahe Monch kick lately, brought on by that album...I went out and found the old Organized Konfusion albums-some good stuff on them as well I think. Pharaohe is definately badass, and that cover version of Welcome to the Terrordome is ridiculously good. The fact that he goes above and beyond, performing it faster then the original is pretty badass. I think Light it Up would be a good song to DJ, as well.

Lay up in the cut like neosporin...

attempting to silence the voices in my head.