Pharoahe Monch


This week Kraz has one of his most captivating Plus One conversations to date, as legendary MC Pharoahe Monch joins Eric on the show. Pharoahe Monch has had one of the most accomplished careers of any hip hop artist over the last 30 years, thanks to his meaningfully complex lyrics, masterful manipulations of rhythm, and his meticulous production process. Rapper Kool Moe Dee wrote that Monch “is like an eloquent linguistics professor moonlighting as a rhyme serial killer terrorist, challenging the listeners’ I.Q. while daring him or her to keep up.”


In this episode, you’ll hear Kraz and Monch dive deep on the versatility of hip hop and what made Pharoahe fall in love with the genre, the writing and recording process for Internal Affairs, the legal fiasco behind the “Simon Says” sample, and much more.


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Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.


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