Friday, March 18, 2011

Album Review: Pharoahe Monche-W.A.R (We Are Renegades)

Like the mythical Sasquatch, underground phenomenon Pharaohe Monche rarely makes an above ground appearance.  Fortunately, he has returned from self imposed exile to deliver his junior solo set, W.A.R (We Are Renegades).  This time out, Monche has fashioned his vision into a desperate broadcast meant to wake a nation out of its collective apathy.  A feeling of urgency informs the entire album.  It alternates between two different modes of message delivery: serene and disruptive.