Pharoahe Monch PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on 2LP
With his highly-anticipated fourth solo LP, P.T.S.D. - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Pharoahe Monch re-emerges with a new concept project which finds the ground breaking emcee tackling PTSD; a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Throughout the duration of the LP, Monch narrates as an independent artist weary from the war against the industry machine and through the srtuggle of the black male experience in America.
When Eminem recently named-dropped him ("But I still rap like I'm on my Pharaohe Monch grind) on his "Rap God" single it was for good reason, as Pharoahe Monch has been at the forefront of lyrical innovation for two decades now. Not only is he one of hip-hop's preeminent lyricists, crafting intricate rhyme schemes and intelligent raps, but he is also an incisive policital and social commentator, using hip-hop as a platform for political engagement as his "Bullet" trilogy hauntingly speaks to audiences in the same dark personification of a bullet.