Pharoahe Monch Signs With Duck Down, Joins Slaughterhouse on Tour

Fans won’t have to wait another eight more years for a new album from famed Queens lyricist Pharoahe Monch. It was announced today that the former Organized Konfusion MC has signed a deal with Duck Down records, to release his third solo LP, W.A.R. (We Are Renegades).

Back in September, Pharaohe told XXLMag.com that he split with SRC Records to form his own label W.A.R. Media. Now he seems excited to have found a company to partner with for next full-length project. “I’m incredibly excited about my upcoming release W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) and my new partnership between my company W.A.R. Media, LLC, and Duck Down Music,” he said in a press release.

The disc, which Monch says, “deals with conflicts and resolutions of the spirit, the soul, the government, and the industry among other things,” features appearances by Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, Jean Grae, Styles P, Phonte and Black Thought. So far, Marco Polo, Exile and Lee Stone are among the producers slated for the project.

In related news Monch will be joining fellow wordsmiths Slaughterhouse on their Canadian tour, throughout the month of April. Pharaohe, Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5’9″ will begin their 16-date trek on April 3 in New Brunswick. —Elan Mancini

See a full list of tour dates below
April 3 Saint John, NB Evolution Nightclub
April 4 St. John’s, NF Club One
April 5 Halifax, NS Paragone Theatre
April 7 Ottawa, ON Ritual Nightclub
Aprill 8 Toronto, ON Venue TBC
April 9 Cornwall, ON Rangatangs Nightclub
April 10 Montreal, QC Telus Theatre
April 12 Thunder Bay, ON Roxys Nightclub
April 13 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
April 14 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Events Centre
April 15 Calgary, AB The Whiskey Nightclub
April 16 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
April 17 Lethbridge, AB Venue TBC
Aprl 18 Nelson, BC Spirit Bar
April 21 Victoria, BC Element
April 22 Vancouver, BC Venue TBC

  • DV8

    Thats a good move for both parties. Both Pharoahe and Duckdown has been around for close to 2 decades and they still here putting out real hiphop music.

  • INDOE

    Finally . I can’t wait for Pharoahe’s new stuff . I’m still a fan ,though one of the funniest things i ever heard was him forgetting his Organized lyrics .

  • El Tico Loco

    As long as is not like Desire even though “Trilogy” and “Agent Orange” were good and more like Internal Affairs.

  • http://xxlmag.com yunggee

    duckdown is smart. they’re like in the gap between mainstream and underground. but still keepin it real . dat means dis nigga might be gettin sum crazy beats . i would like 2 hear pharoahe on more bootcamp shit…

  • http://www.bboycult.com Don ‘$yk’ McCaine

    The homie Monch! That’s what’s up!

  • raazi36

    STAND THE F’ UP! ! ! ONE OF THE BEST EVAR ! ! ! DuckDown should sign CANIBUS next.. i thought i saw him on the back of a milk carton in XXL issue? …maybe

  • gaddic

    “The epitome of lyrical epiphanies”
    Probably the best multisyllabic rapper of all time

  • watz

    @ gaddic… better than BIG? DONT KNOW ABOUT THAT BUT HE IS DOPE. HOPEFULLY SHOULD BE GOOD

  • El Tico Loco

    @watz … gaddic said best multisyllabic rapper ever not best rapper there’s nothing taken away from BIG by what he said, you just had pay attention.

  • Technique

    I wanna go to that show! I saw Slaughterhouse last year and they tore shit up.

  • ballergenetics

    yo, I called telus theatre for the Montreal show…and they dont know shit about it…
    anyone from montreal know whats up ?

  • http://xxl.com BZ

    My boy is doing the tour the Toronto show is @Opera House which is dope..then ppl at the Telus theatre probably were scared when you asked about the Slaughter House show lol…and @ El Taco desire is a great album maybe to advanced for you though no disrespect

  • http://XXlmag.com Jayhard

    Hell To The Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! And just when I thought they had pulled the life support plug on HIP HOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GREG

    SHIT GONNA GO TRIPLEWOOD KIDS DONT KNOW HIM GROWN FOLKS TOO BUSY TO CARE HE SHOULD JUST WRITE FOR FLOCKA AND SOULJA BOY ……

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