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