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W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)

Pharoahe MonchAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. The WarningPharoahe Monch, Idris Elba0:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Calculated Amalgamation [Explicit]Pharoahe Monch 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Evolve [Explicit]Pharoahe Monch 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. W.A.R. [Explicit]Pharoahe Monch, Immortal Technique, Vernon Reid 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Clap (One Day) [Explicit]Pharoahe Monch, DJ Boogie Blind, Showtyme 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Black Hand Side [Explicit]Pharoahe Monch, Phonte, Styles P 4:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Let My People Go [Explicit]Pharoahe Monch 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Shine [Explicit]Pharoahe Monch, Mela Machinko 4:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Haile Selassie Karate [Explicit]Pharoahe Monch, Mr. Porter 2:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Hitman [Explicit]Pharoahe Monch 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Assassins [Explicit]Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Royce Da 5'9" 4:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Grand Illusion (Circa 1973) [Explicit]Pharoahe Monch, Citizen Cope 5:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Still StandingPharoahe Monch, Jill Scott 5:17$0.99  Buy MP3 


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“&%$# you know about struggle?” Pharoahe Monch’s bold but rhetorical query opens the title track to his fourth collection of lyrical land mines, PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The line dares the listener to keep tumbling down the rabbit hole with the Queens, NY MC as he tackles familiar themes of gun violence, heartbreak and redemption but this time in the first ... Read more in Amazon's Pharoahe Monch Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 22, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: DUCKDOWN RECORDS
  • ASIN: B003ZGMFGS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,243 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hip-Hop for Adults March 22, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I use to be a huge fan of Hip-Hop in my youth but as I got older I found less and less in common with what it was becoming. I found great solace in more contemporary music and Jazz. That being said every once in a while a Hip-Hop album comes out that is intelligent and has production value that appeals to me as an adult. I love this record more than his prior efforts, he much like me has grown older and matured. Monch has always been and intelligent lyricist and a cut above today's commercial rappers but this time thru his maturation shows in his choice of production. This album has more live instrumentation ala The Roots and less of the sampling which has become the norm in rap music. In conclusion this record will be enjoyed by those of us who grew up with Hip-Hop but find that Hip-Hop did not grow up with us and the adults we became... 5 Stars.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Grail is a Legend no Longer March 22, 2011
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Pharoahe Monch has grasped the most elusive embodiment of hip-hop music: the crafting of a perfect album. The display of skill, material, production, and timing puts this long-awaited piece into another category altogether--and that is saying quite a lot! Our genres' roster over the previous three-years, at least, has seen some truly amazing and encouraging offerings from vets, budding talents, and rookies, many of which have damn-near reinvigorated the approach of us fellow artists. Even with positing that, I have to admit there is something very different about W.A.R.--something unlike not only Monch's priors, but also very different from the overwhelming majority of lyrical-aesthetician contributions: I am calling this a flawless victory. Such high praise is usually avoided, as a rule--except for where it applies.

Some of the other reviewers have pointed out that production is a slight liability on this one, considering the titular implications. We disagree sharply! Nothing is more boring than an album full of beats, however 'hard', all sounding exactly the same, without range or creativity! Pharoahe actually has soul, folks--and that is why production goes through the moods experienced on W.A.R. (i.e., 'Black Hand Side'). Here we have an album where the emcee has balanced all of the necessary elements: confidence and strength, subtlety and nuance, melody and message, persona and depth, pathos and inspiration, vision and timing, `self'-expression and community/audience involvement (guests and supporters). Are those not attributes of what we hope to find in new releases? I can name a number of recent projects that seem to have a connection to each other, a common-thread running through them; yet W.A.R.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars real deal April 5, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
Put down the lil wayne and the wack khalifa and support this man... a true lyricist who knows how to flip a verse. this is what should be getting all the publicity instead of that cookie cutter garbage on the radio.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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It's been a long and strange ride these last 20 years for Pharoahe Monch. As a teenager, he made his debut in 1991 as part of the duo Organized Konfusion. They released three albums in their short period- their self titled "Organized Konfusion", their best record "Stress: The Extinction Agenda" and their criminally overlooked swan song, 1997's "The Equinox". After he and his partner Prince Po parted ways in 1998, Pharoahe embarked on a solo career for the second decade of his career. He signed with the indie hip hop label Rawkus Records and released his 1999 solo debut "Internal Affairs", which contained the huge hit "Simon Says". Things started to get off to a good start, until a few years later when Rawkus entered into a distribution deal with MCA Records while the label was on its last legs. As a result, both labels were phased out in early 2003 and a few Rawkus artists were asked to go to MCA's sister label Geffen Records. While his labelmates Mos Def and Talib Kweli accepted the move to Geffen, Pharoahe refused due to the label's questionable history with hip hop. As a result, his debut remained out of print. Over the next few years, he was wooed by other labels that really wanted him, such as Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment as well as Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment. He refused deals from both of them on the grounds of artistic freedom, though Pharoahe wrote "The Future" on P. Diddy's 2006 album "Press Play". He signed with Loud Records' founder Steve Rifkind's SRC label, but at that point, Rifkind's focus shifted from underground hip hop to rhythmic urban pop (David Banner, Akon and Melanie Fiona). His long overdue sophomore album "Desire" came and went with little promotion- so much so that no one even knew it was released. Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprizingly Epic!!!!! March 28, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Duckdown has been amazingly consistant since since 2005 & this album doesn't dissapoint. Pharoahe delivers an album thats thought provoking, innovative (in terms of rhyme schemes) & full of political commentary. The beats help showcase his skills & in my humble opinion this makes up for the lukewarm "Desire" album a few years ago, in which producer Black Milk ruined a few years ago. Just as good as Saigon's "Greatest Story Never Told" & will be in rotation for the next year for me. Pharoahe cemented his legacy with this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Hip Hop album in recent times
This album is a real eye opener. Intelligent lyrics that talk about important matters and issues that revolve around today's soceital complex. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Taj
5.0 out of 5 stars Pharoahe Monch
I was late getting this album, some how it slipped by me, but I got all caught up when I got! There some really good videos on YouTube for this album. Check them out as well.
Published 14 months ago by Kendrick Keener
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an album I can keep on replay
This album satisfies my hard/conscious rap needs. I needed a birthday present to myself and this gift keeps on giving.
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars aint sh!t changed
Hey all...its me,CALI HIP HOPPER Yeah so in case you couldn't tell amazon kept deleting all my comments because i had some choice words for all the haters out here talking trash. Read more
Published 17 months ago by undaground hip hop fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Out of this world and back to the soil!!!
I have to say this album if it was marketed more in the mainstream would make a lot of people look in his direction. Read more
Published on December 17, 2011 by d-75
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad
lets get one thing straight here this album is not bangin or hard,to me the beats seem dated and are mostly boring uninspired and lacking any creativity. Read more
Published on September 28, 2011 by dumpertruck
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelectual Rap Brought To Another Level Really ********** Stars
I'm not going to exagerate this C.D. might be the best in the last 5 or 10 years. Besides track 1. The warning (could have done without intro from the dude from the Wire) and maybe... Read more
Published on August 17, 2011 by ZANZIBAR
5.0 out of 5 stars My First Ever Review On Here
This album is so great I had to say something about it, if you love soulful hip-hop with content and especially if you're an Pharoahe Monch fan, PLEASE GET THIS, this is soothing... Read more
Published on August 3, 2011 by antgerm
2.0 out of 5 stars garbage beats
All the beats were trash....simply put, that is the only lacking element in this album, there was nothing here you could really groove to, or play in your car with the music up and... Read more
Published on July 11, 2011 by CALI HIP HOPPER
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want something REAL, pick up WAR
This was my first Pharoahe Monch album purchase and won't be my last. I've been listening to this non-stop since I bought it a few weeks ago. I just can't say enough about it. Read more
Published on July 4, 2011 by Amazon Customer
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