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March 12, 2011, 9:22 pm
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We will have to wait a litlle while longer for the album to drop (22nd March) and we have featured a live performance video of this track before but the official video is most definitely something else.

Pharoahe Monch premieres his first visual from W.A.R. (We Are Rengades) out March 22nd. A 10-minute short film, Pharoahe Monch evokes raw emotions as he brings viewers on a journey of a police raid gone dramatically wrong.

January 23, 2011, 2:21 pm
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This tune might sound familiar and if it does it’s simply because you have stumbled upon the live version before.  Yes people …we have been keeping a close watch on Pharaohe Monchs “W.A.R.” ever since we found out the album was coming and we are not about to stop now.

 The release date that was set for 22nd of February has been moved to late March. But as we all know it takes time to deliver something worthwhile so we will just hold on a little longer as we stream the CDQ version of “Clap (One Day)

October 6, 2010, 11:18 pm
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We reported on Pharaohe Monch’s release W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) a some time ago and at that point the release date was the 14 of September 2010. This date is obviously postponed but no biggie this is often the case with most works of art. The new release date is February 22nd, 2011 and Strangefruitmusicblog can now provide you with the full W.A.R. tracklist. 

  • “Intro – Skit” (feat. Idris Elba)
  • Evolve”
  • “W.A.R.” (feat. Vernon Reid of Living Color) (Produced by Marco Polo)
  • “Clap”
  • “The Hitman”
  • “Black Hand Side” (feat. Styles P & Phonte) (Produced by Mike Loe)
  • “Let My People Go”
  • “Shine” (feat. Mela Machinko) (Produced by Diamond D)
  • “Haile Selassie Karate” (feat. Mr. Porter)
  • “Assassins” (feat. Jean Grae & Royce da 5’9″)
  • “Illusions”
  • “Mama’s Boy” (Produced by Lee Stone)
  • “Still Standing” (feat. Jill Scott) (Produced by M-Phazes)

    July 13, 2010, 3:18 pm
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    Rapper Pharaohe Monch’s third studio album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) is set for release on the 14th of September. According to Monch, the album will feature guest appearances from Styles P, Talib Kweli, Black Thought (of The Roots), Vernon Reid (of Living Colour), Prince Po (other half of Organized Konfusion), Cee-Lo Green, Jean Grae, Phonte (of Little Brother) and other artists. The album will also feature production from Pharoahe Monch, Mr. Porter, Black Milk, Nottz, Exile, M-Phases, Fatin, Marco Polo, Samiyam, Mike Low and Lee Stone.

    There is no tracklist available just yet but the following tracks are certain to be on the album…

    • “Shine” (feat. Mela Machinko) (Produced by Diamond D)
    • “Mamma’s Boy” (Produced by Lee Stone)
    • “5 On The Black Hand Side” (feat. Styles P & Phonte) (Produced by Mr. Porter)
    • “W.A.R.” (feat. Vernon Reid of Living Color) (Produced by Marco Polo)

    To me the list with names of producers/artists which Mr. Monch collaborates with on this release is impressive enough….but it’s tracks like Shine that will have me visit the record store.

    Pharaohe Monch feat. Mela Machinko – Shine