Pharoahe Monch Reveals Rock-Inspired New Album "Rock Vs. Disco"

Pharoahe Monch is currently working on a project inspired by rock music.

Last year, Pharoahe Monch dropped off his excellent third solo album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades), but he’s switching up his style for his next LP. During an interview with Montreality, P revealed that he’s currently working on a project titled Rock vs. Disco, inspired by rock music, and recently delivered a verse for Marco Polo’s Port Authority 2.

“I’m working on a new project called Rock vs. Disco. A lot of rock joints. A lot of beats,” he said. “I just did a song for Marco Polo for his up-and-coming album, Port Authority 2. I just been listening to the verse over and over because it came out really crazy.”

Monch also ran off a shortlist of artists with whom he’d like to collaborate. Though he’s appeared on records with a who’s who of musicians, his wish list is slanted towards Hip Hop.

“Too many people. There are too many. I can keep running off names and keep going for an hour. D’Angelo, Bilal, Georgia Anne Muldrow, [GZA], Nas, Raekwon…”

Watch the full interview below.

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25 Comments

  • R2die

    Smart articulate brother! Also one of my favorite artists of all time! ..notice how when they asked him about artists he wants to work with he didn't mention Drake, lil Wayne rick Ross etc.. lol

  • Anonymous

    Simon Says nobody in their right mind will shell out $14.99 for this experimental crap.

    • Anonymous

      Besides, thanks to alot of the classic rock acts of the late 60s and 70s, hip hop producers has made dozens of dope beats off the strength of sampling classic rock records specifically, not just soul, funk and jazz music.

    • Anonymous

      Experimental? rock and rap has more in common than u think if u got back in history of music. Its not that much of an experimental transition from rap to rock oriented sound, and like dude said above me, its fucking pharoahe monch. I believe in him doing the rock-rap shit and doing it more successfully than wayne and 85% of these other so-called rappers

    • JC

      Why man? Pharaohe is one of the few real MC's left in the game, so why wouldn't you buy his album??? Who do you listen to?? Let me guess...some new skool wack fags like Drake, Wayne or French Montana. Yeah go fuck yourself

  • Anonymous

    Nooooo! Keep it hiphop Monch. Fuck all this rock phase bullshit.

    • PM2126

      So you weren't feeling Calculated Amalgamation on the last album?

    • PM2126

      A singer can be seen as a musician without playing instruments, why can't an MC?

    • Anonymous

      lets here some real musicianship happening for a change. dont understand to this day how a rapper can be called a musician and dont even play any instruments at all.

    • Anonymous

      fuck all this straight up hip hop shit. lets here some actual instruments being played on a track instead of some dumb simple as shit sampler beat machine

  • Anonymous

    AYE, THAT FOOL SO ICY BOI B MAKIN' Y'ALL LOOK LIKE MORONS. ALL HE DO IS TROLL EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE AND SAY SOME OF THE MOST INANE AN' IDIOTIC SH!T IN HISTORY AND U CLOWNS TAKE THE BAIT EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. YEP. Y'ALL LOOK MORE STUPID THAN HIM. SO ICY BOI AND SWAG ARE THE SAME PERSON.

  • JC

    Pharaohe Monch is one of the best in the game. Been that way for years. Still rocking real rhymes, real music styles, real hip-hop. Collabo with Raekwon or GZA woud be dope!!! Long live Pharaohe!! Down with all homo-inspired rap, ie. wayne, drake, etc....

  • Anonymous

    I don't know what he's doing at this moment, but seem's to be very gifted without alot of the success to match up.

    • Anonymous

      Dued has two and a half solo album's and is a better rapper than absolutely anyone you've heard, can make soulful joints and sing. where's the props or the profit which matches up? Maybe you think real artist don't desever to sell more than 2,000 copies because the music he created was ill.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, you could of watched the video or read the article to get and idea of what he's doing. And don't be surprised if his vision of success is different than yours.

  • Mood

    P.MONCH! I fucking can't wait, dude is a beast.

  • So Icy Boi!

    rock-inspired? I hate this fuckin Lil Wayne wannabes. Wayne did a rock album & now niggas wannabe rockstars? lmao.... Weety was tha first black rocker & Rebirth iz da original black rock album..... go away you talentless bitch! YMCMB 4 life. swag

    • WTF?

      IF u think what i wrote is an essay (and that wayne is the best rapper alive),then it further proves that u are a fucking moron who needs to go read a gotdamn book to help stimulate some brain cells

    • So Icy Boi!

      niggaz iz writin essays. lmaooooooooooo........ Get a LIFE *Lil Wayne voice* Weezy iz tha best rapper alive. YMCMB till I overdose. swag

    • Its Um

      yea common did one on his eletric circus album, mos def with his new danger album and some others as well before him, no autotune needed with theirs.

    • WTF?

      LOL Okay u stupid ass nigga, im gonna address your entire comment point by point 1) lil wayne wannabe?? pharoahe monch has been rapping when lil wayne was still in pre-school so you are wrong there. Also, there have been other rappers before wayne who incorporated rock music in the mix of their shit, and did way better than wayne's bitchass haha Nothing dude does or did is anything special or innovative whatsoever, including his bullshit attempt at making a rock album. 2) wayne's rebirth album was a total joke! he embarrassed himself and the entire rap genre at being a rapper attempting to make a rock album. Nothing rock & roll about it, not the guitar (which was non-existent for the most part), not the rhythm section (drums & bass) (which was non-existent for the most part), the lyrics were un-intelligent, un-creative garbage (as Usual!) and for sure not the vocals, which alot of it was auto-tuned garbage! 3) wayne was the first black rocker?? WRONG! wayne was never & never will be considered an actual rocker, period! and there are plenty of blacks who did rock music long before weezy's shitty ass attempted to do it. Examples: JIMI HENDRIX! chuck berry, eddie hazel and funkadelics, living colour, bad brains, eric gales and lenny kravitz. All of em made rock albums long before rebirth so get the fuck outta here with that "rebirth iz da original black rock album" bullshit. Do your research next time u you retarded ass fuckboy 4) your mentality challenged ass would think wayne is the one with talent and monch doesnt have any Pharoahe is 1000 better lyrically & musicially than lil gay's punkass will ever be dont u ever try to compare generic garbage artists (lil wayne) to the aunthentic talented artists (PM) lol 5) YMCMB is for lil kids who dont know any better or for clueless cunts like yourself who dont know shit about real hip hop 6) swag is gay! now get the fuck off the internet and go read a book. have a nice day:)

    • GoReadABook

      HAHA Pharoahe Monch has been rapping far better, for far longer, than your boyfriend, you little bitch. Somehow, in your rush to defend Waynes bullshit, you overlooked the fact that Rebirth was probably the worst album to ever come out of Young Money. Critical reception sucked, fan reception sucked, the album sucked, Wayne sucks, you suck Waynes dick, so fucking get over it. Beyond that, saying 'Rebirth iz da original black rock album' reflects the intellect of a YMCMB stan. Maybe you forgot about every fucking black rock artist who ever existed??? Dumbass, your IQ would be sub-par in a special ed class

  • Azhar

    I guess, I'm sure it will be cool, I'm a fan

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