CMJ Preview: Pharoahe Monch


Pharoahe Monch is the Curtis Mayfireld of hip hop. He makes music “that evokes the souls of black choirs” while keeping it Southside, Queens all day. Not too many MC’s can boast being in the game for over 20 years and STILL be looked at as dangerous as ever. Boasting a catalogue of 3 dope Organized Konfusion albums as well as 3 damn near classic solo albums, Pharoahe is the dude who’s name needs to come up immediately whenever the whole hip hop is dead convo starts up around the water cooler. Check out Pharoahe Monch at this year’s CMJ Conference in New York City, October 18-22.

For more info on the Curtis Mayfield of hip hop, check him out at and follow him on twitter @PharoaheMonch.