Pharoahe Monch Embarks On Speaking Tour Against Gun Violence

pharoahe-monch.jpgFormer Organized Konfusion group member, Pharoahe Monch, is currently embarking on a national college speaking tour as a spokesman for Guns 4 Cameras. The program allows troubled youth to trade in their guns for video cameras. Pharoahe spoke at UCLA yesterday (April 26) in hopes of promoting gun control and helping kids channel their anger into something more creative like filming their own home movies.

Monch addresses the controversial topic of gun violence on his new street single, “Gun Draws.” The video is a graphic account of violence told from a bullet’s point of view. The song will be featured on Monch’s second solo album, Desire (SRC/Universal). The album will be released on June 26 and features an eclectic selection of songs, including the US single “Push” and the UK single “Body Baby.” “I’ve never been so free with my creativity before,” Monch says. “I’m excited about this new album because everything feels so fresh, almost as if I were a new artist. I’m taking it to whole new places, hip-hop, rock and gospel. It’s all there and it’s all sides of me.”

In preparation for his album, Pharoahe will be busy touring the country this spring and summer. He will perform at the famed Coachella Music Festival on April 28, alongside Ghostface Killah and rock acts like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Then, Monch will join the annual hip-hop festival, Rock The Bells, on July 28 in NYC, August 11 in San Bernardino, CA and August 18 in San Francisco, CA. The Rock The Bells concert also features performances by the Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, The Roots and Rage Against the Machine.

  • j.rock

    That’s a good look considering all the violence going on these days,but that’s not gone help alot considering most of the teens committing crimes dont even go to school.Pharoahe Monch music don’t sell anyway.I think it will take someone that sell more record to kick this off and it probably will be more effective due to it reaching a bigger multitude of people.

  • kem

    1st

  • che

    I somehow doubt kids with guns would wanna trade for cameras..

  • dj corms

    it’s a step in the right direction. you gotta start somewhere

  • http://officialhiphop.blogspot.com JOE CASTRO

    That Monch should be fire.. I feel he never gets the right type of promotion, but hopefully heads will check for him.

    ‘Guns for Cameras’ may not be the best idea, but it’s a start; nice to see he’s willing to engage the people, and not just have b.s. closed door meetings.

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  • che

    the only way i’d trade in a gun for a camera is if the gun was worth $300 and the camera was worth $700, coz then I could sell the camera on Ebay for $600 and buy 2 new guns!

  • Hip Hop since 79′

    Good look… Monch.

  • WTF

    IM GOIN TO THAT MAN WOW!

  • WTF

    IM GOIN TO THAT MAN WOW!

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  • Every Weezy Stan

    Who the fuck is this guy. He must suck compared to Weezy, the GOAT.

    This dude cant rap like Weezy, Weezy would slay this dude lyricly.

    These old heads need to make way for the new generation of 80′s babies like WEEZY.

    Weezy is the best, fuck all yall other rappers man.

    G-Unot! Fuck GaymE! Fuck Dipset! (Except Juels) Fuck All yall! WEEZY GOAT!!!!

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  • xxxxl

    lolll…i like the idea of promoting safety…but cameras? LOL how bout i trade my gun for…i duno…a ps3? or 360 or wii….whatever the fuck floats your boat.

    MONCH keep doin ya ting. respect

  • http://www.xxlmag.com truecrazy

    HA who is gonna trade a gun for a camera which do you think is more fun to fuck around wit ?

  • Rob

    Every Weezy Stan Says:

    April 30th, 2007 at 10:03 am
    Who the fuck is this guy. He must suck compared to Weezy, the GOAT.

    This dude cant rap like Weezy, Weezy would slay this dude lyricly.

    These old heads need to make way for the new generation of 80’s babies like WEEZY.

    Weezy is the best, fuck all yall other rappers man.

    G-Unot! Fuck GaymE! Fuck Dipset! (Except Juels) Fuck All yall! WEEZY GOAT!!!!

    (Brought to you by The Dj Formerly Known As N-Credible)
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