Hey It's Pharoahe Monch! "Get the fuck up" and ask me some questions damn it!
Peace, whats up people it's Pharoahe Monch, my new lp is called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The first visual off the album just dropped today its called "Broken Again" -> http://revolt.tv/video/revolt-premiere-pharoahe-monch-broken-again/09251116-B0CE-409D-8E1B-77FF709D71B0 This is my fourth solo LP following Internal Affairs, Desire, and WAR... please ask me any questions you would like.
peace, I gotta be out. this is nice and until next time...
The label, the distributer and myself were sued for $420,000 (O.O) and life has'nt been the same since ... LOL
were you a fan of the new eminem album where he name checks you a couple times?
Em is the fucking man for that shout out .. big fan
Talib Kweli once said "...when their chances get slim like Pharoahe Monch" . Exactly how big were you at your largest and how do you keep the weight off?
Also, you are one of the greatest rappers of all time. (That's not a question)
At my heaviest 260, very sickly and hospitalized all the time from asthma most of that weight was from medications ...
Hey Monch! Whats your favourite artist? Make sure to check out /r/hiphopheads.
John Byrne! LOL
Is there any way Internal Affairs can be in print; like through Music on Vinyl or someone? It's one of the greatest debuts ever but the fact that you can only find it on Youtube doesn't help the fact that it's more slept on than a Kardashian.
ITS GONE FOR GOOD. LAW SUIT!
how was it like working with j dilla :O
The Dilla joint was scary ... when he asked I was nervous but I wanted to be on the project so bad. He was already a legendary. I recorded the vocals he told me he loved it! He passed before I was able to see him again.
Hey! First off I'm a huge fan, your song The Truth with Common and Talib Kweli is by far my favorite song of all time.
Any young talent that you're interested in collaborating with?
Is there any chance you and Prince Po will ever reunite for another Organized Konfusion album?
Will we be seeing a new motif in your future projects or will you continue the War one?
Feel free to answer any or none of these and thank you so much for doing this AMA!
I'm a huge Danny Brown fan, Action Bronson etc me and prince have new music *see Animal Serum (prince poe) Pharoahe Dies at the end of PTSD .. Im no longer recording under that name or doing anymore traditional albums!
Do you game? If so what games are you currently playing facebook games dont count.
I stopped to record WAR ... but my game was Metal Gear Solid.
Pharoahe, the Philly boy in me loved seeing Black Thought guest on Rapid Eye Movement but what I really want to know is when you will make my dreams come true and play with the Roots at their Picnic?
Keep on doin' your thing, you are a legend in your own time.
(O.O) ??? Good Question
How much can you bench press?
I hit 250 11 reps last week ... LOL
Monch - who are a few of your biggest influences and why? What are a couple albums you hold close? Who are a couple of your favorite producers?
Led Zep, Rush, Maiden, Sabbath, the Police, Hendrix, Coltrane, Eugene Mcdaniels, PE, Rage, ... The Large Professor is my favorite hip hop producer .
If it existed, would you watch Prez Obama and Michelle's sex tape?
Nah I'm good on that bruh, I would have to bypass that one on Pornhub no thanks.
When are you and Black Thought going to do an album together???
We spoke last week about recording more music .......
wtf! Pharoahe what's up. shit i'm not prepared at all.
do you have a favorite hip hop beef at all? any reason why?
also any interesting story about rappers behind the booth?
how do you feel about yesterday's summerjam? favorite set and why?
do you have any favorite up and comers?
The way MOP records their vocals is amazing .. theyre masters at adlibs .sometimes they do the adlibs first. its amazing to watch, Also Styles P doesn't write, everything is feel and off the top until he gets it correct .. Dope watching him record as well.
What is the meaning behind (((((ORB)))))) ?
(((((ORB)))))) was explained to old followers about 2 years ago and I vowed never to share what it means anymore, but its so simple it goes over everyones head.
Iman Shumpert have shown mutual respect for one another on Twitter, and sometimes teased a collaboration. Is it really in the cards?
Thats my dude, I still think he's a potential all-star ... havent spoke to him in a minute
Hello Mr Monarch minus the A & R,
You are one of the undisputed GOATs in my books and I just wanted to thank you for all the amazing art you've given us. The lyrics, the visuals, the videos, the themes and messages, its all been beautiful and I'm sure I'm not the only one whose grown from your art. When we gonna get that Organized Konfusion reunion? You OC n Po sure smashed it on Smash. Thanks in advance if you take the time to answer any of my questions.
Have you been reading aside from Octavia Butler recently? You say she inspired you in a recent interview with Jay Smooth. Can you share any other influential books/documentaries that heavily influenced you?
How was it working with the Hilltop Hoods? Any thoughts on the hip hop scene in Australia or in Europe in general?
Also http://www.reddit.com/r/hiphopheads/ is where many of yours fan are, but many of them are unaware you are doing this
Any thoughts on doing something similar to the series of tracks that are rapped from the perspective of a bullet?
Who is someone you've always wanted to collab with? MC & Producer. Are you going to be on Tech's The Middle Passage? How did his feature on W.A.R. come about?
I watched a clip of a conversation you had with Jasiri X in Pittsburgh where you talked about Itunes having a problem with the album cover of PTSD. Just wanted to say respecttttt because that cover is dope and the corporate politically correct BS of Itunes is wack. Can you share any of your thoughts on Jasiri X and where he fits into hip hop's landscape, as well as any thoughts on hip hop activism?
Lastly, can you comment at all about Scarface saying Hip Hop is being whitewashed? People pointing to Macklemore winning over Kendrick as an example of what Scarface was saying...
Thanks again for taking the time king.
Hip Hop activism is alive and well and artist like Jasiri X do amazing work .. I had no idea of the work he accomplished until we got to chat.. I told him lots of artist would like to be more active in their communities and even worldly but they don't know how... It becomes frustrating because recording every time theres an incident or issue gets redundant ... We need more Jasaris!
When did you know hip-hop was for you?
Do you keep anything particular in mind that you'd like to achieve/make sure you uphold while writing?
In art school I discovered it was a much better way to paint my imagination.
If you couldn't make a living from tearing holes in the space time continuum with you bars...what job would you like to do that's not rapping?
I'm a super sports fan so i would love to announce games or do radio. I listen to a lot of sports radio stations ... especially now since all the music stations suck ass, that or voice over or jingles or commercials or auctions.. LOL
SIMON SAYS ANSWER THIS QUESTION Okay big fan here that song has been my alarm clock for the past several years. But what's your favorite part of being a successful artist and who would you like to do a collaboration with
I still havent work with Preem, there are to many artist to name I'm a huge fan of a lot of artist right now... Guilty Simpson, Roc marciano, Reks, etc
Was "Broken Again" a concept or did that really happen? (The meaning behind it. You know what I mean)
Nah I never did heroin but I did have my heart smashed and kicked and thru field goal post during a rain storm and it washed away into the gutter.
What song took you the longest to write?
Safe Monch, what's up. Big fan.
Apart from Organized Konfusion, who is your favourite hip-hop duo of all time?
Tribe, Outkast, Cypress, MOP,
Was it hard putting everything out there like you did on Broken Again?
Yes but also liberating .. Today was even scary waiting on the reaction to the video, its not what I usually do but I think good artist take risk and don't redo the same old shit or whats trendy.
How did you wind up remixing Rehab?
It was an inside label thing, where they got me the instrumental .. it was totally unofficial
What's your favorite tv show?
You sampled a Godzilla soundtrack on "Simon Says" - I'm wondering if you're a Godzilla fan? If so what's your favorite Zilla movie and what you thought of the 2014 movie if you've seen it?
Thats how I stumbled upon the sample my best friend brought a best of Godzilla soundtrack from the now defunct Tower Records, we listend to the cd and I jumped out of my shoes and ran to my sampler ..
Whos deleting my questions.. how can one colab wit pharoahe? Do u feel ptsd is a new beginning for u?
@satori06 tweet her ...... YES
What's the science behind Trescadecaphobia/Gogo13?
You've worked with a huge number of hip hop illuminati like Talib, Royce and Black Thought. Who did you enjoy working with and which artist has influenced your own music the most?
They all have influenced me but I listened to a lot of Royce during the recording of PTSD he's insane ...
I love what you do and my respect only grows for you as an artist. I finally got to see you live recently in Brighton and it blew me away.
I've read that PTSD may be your last album. Will you continue to tour or are you taking an extended break?
Yo- how'd you pick the name for this album?
Its my reality and plus it follows the WAR lp
What's up Monch? Just wanted to say I'm a huge fan. I'm waiting for you to drop by St. Louis or Dallas for a live show.
Also that Broken Again video was dope. Any other tracks from PTSD gonna get videos?
Edit: Girlfriend just told me to tell you she loves 'the light', so thanks for that
Saw u at lyricist lounge.. loving ptsd!!! Bout time my man!!! Whats a brotha gotta do to get a colab?
@satori06 <- see this person twitter
How much trouble did you get into for sampling the Godzilla theme for Simon Says?
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