MIMS Forgotten Treasures

2011/09/09

Forgotten Treasure: Pharoahe Monch “Queens” (1999)

Pharoahe Monch’s solo debut Internal Affairs was a departure from the music he made as a member of subterranean staple Organized Konfusion. While pretty “hard”, this album had a lot more fun and soul than one might expect from an album coming out on Rawkus in 1999.“Queens” wasn’t exactly one of the more fun songs but it was definitely soulful (for reasons I’m sure you’re already aware, but I’ll go on to explain in a second for those who aren’t), I think it started to make the college radio circuit possibly as a B-side to “Simon Says” before the album dropped and I dug it.

Produced by Pharoahe himself with a sample lifted from Maxwell’s “Til the cops come knockin“!

Pharoahe Monch – Queens (1999)

 



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Lexis (MIMS Founder)
(Montreal) Lexis is the dude who founded MusicIsMySanctuary.com in 2007. He has been djing since 2000 and a music lover / nerd since day 1! For more info check out: www.musicismysanctuary.com/djlexis