Pharoahe Monch Celebrates Solo Debut’s 10-Year Anniversary, XXL Gives Away Tix

Pharoahe Monch will be hitting the stage this weekend in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of his solo debut, Internal Affairs.

XXLMag.com recently caught up with the former Organized Konfusion MC to find out the meaning behind the show. “It’s been 10 years since the release of my first solo album and I always believed it proper to look back and mark where you’ve been even as you push forward,” he said via email. 

“I’m entering a new and exciting phase of my career with my new company and new music but this is the album that started my quest as a solo artist. This album is so dear to me and it is even more so considering the lawsuits and the fights with the label, the pulling of the album, but also the love and camaraderie that went into making it. The producers (Alchemist, Diamond D, Scratch, Lee Stone and myself, with guest like Canibus, M.O.P., Common, Talib, Busta Rhymes, Prince Po, Apani) and tours like Spitkicker, this album and this time marks the point in my career when I grew up.”

The Queens-bred rapper will be running through several of the disc’s classics throughout the night, but the show will not be limited to songs from the album, which was originally released on October 19, 1999).

XXLMag.com has three pairs of tickets for giveaway. Fans interested in winning a spot please email XXL@harris-pub.com with the answer to this question: Which one of these artists has not worked with Monch on a song: Nate Dogg, MF Doom, Styles P or Q-Tip? The first three readers to answer the queston right win.

The concert will be at Sputnick in Brooklyn, New York this Saturday. Tickets are on sale now for $15. -Jesse Gissen

  • G-UNOT KILLA

    WHO THE FUCC WOULD WANNA GO TO THIS HOE NIGGAZ CONCERT? I CAN REMEMBER STEPPING TO HIM @ A BARNEY PLAY (TOOK MY JR CRIPS) AND I SEE HIM TAKE AN EXTRA SLICE OF PIZZA I SAY, “NIGGA U KNOW U EATING MY FOOD” HE SAID “OH SHIT PIRU KILLA” (MY NAME BEFORE BITCH ASS GAME CAME AROUND) THEN HE PUNCHED HIMSELF IN THE STOMACH AND MADE HIMSELF THROW UP THE ATE PIZZA AND ASKED TO WRITE AN ODE TO CRIPS! TRUE STORY HE CALLS ME EVER 3 MONTHS BEGGIN FOR HIS FUCCIN LIFE!

  • Fireforreal

    That 1st album was fire ! his second one was good also,but it was one of those albums i happened to stumble on in Best buy one day not knowing it had been out for a month. He’s still ghost writing for people like diddy so jis pockets are fatter than most rappers out now(not including Jay,Em,50 etc….)

  • http://theinfamoussyndicate.blogspot.com/ Noles506

    Get out of here with that e thug bs!! dude is widely respected throughout the world of hip hop for being one of the best lyricists & writers now & in the entire history of this music!!!! His music is among the best ever made in this genre, if you haven’t heard his stuff, check it out!!! Been a fan since the mid/late 90′s!!!!
    Leave your fake/made up stories to yourself, no one cares about your cries for attention.

    • http://WWW.MAJORMUVS.COM *BLOCK*

      BLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      SEEMS LIKE U NEW TO THESE PARTS SO IM GONNA HIP U TO GAME….OL G UNOT KILLA IS KINDA LIKE STAPLE IN THIS HERE BLOGGING COMMUNITY…HE DOES THAT ALL THE TIME (HE TOOK A BREAK FOR A FEW MONTHS) ITS MORE COMICAL THAN ANYTHING AND THATS WHAT HE INTENDS ON IT BEING…SO EITHER LAUGH OR SAY NOTHING BUT TO RESPOND TO HIM IN A NEGATIVE WAY ONLY MAKES U LOOK BAD…ESPECIALLY TO PEOPLE WHO FREQUENT THESE BOARDS….JUST FYI

  • kcz253z

    One of the best ever!!!!!! Pharoahe Monch
    Very much slept on.