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J. PERIOD FEAT. BLACK THOUGHT, PHAROAHE MONCH, POSDNUOS & JOSS STONE- RISE UP

J. Period gathers Black Thought, Posdnuos, Pharoahe Monch and the voice of Joss Stone for the politically charged “Rise Up!”

“These are turbulent times in America, with protests and marches spilling out into the streets in record numbers, and activism on the rise,” J. Period told Rolling Stone, who premiered the single. “‘Rise Up’ was born out of that same energy,” continuing that the song “aims to remind us of the higher ideals we’re fighting for when we call for justice: unity, equality, diversity, empathy.”

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LIVING COLOUR FEAT. CHUCK D, BLACK THOUGHT, PRODIGAL SUNN, PHAROAHE MONCH & KYLE MANSA – WHO SHOT YA (ANDRE BETTS REMIX)-

Rock band Living Colour is preparing to release a brand new EP called MIXTAPE on September 9th that will feature a variety of remixes to classic songs. One of those remixes happens to be to The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Who Shot Ya?” and will feature Black Thought, Chuck D, Pharoahe Monch, Prodigal Sunn & Kyle Mansa. But unlike the original, the focus of the remix will surround the many, many victims of gun violence. Check it out now.

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TIM WESTWOOD UNEARTHS TALIB KWELI, PHAROAHE MONCH & LAST EMPEROR FREESTYLE FROM 2001

Tim Westwood has been doing his thing lately with yanking some vintage freestyles out of his personal digital vault. This one in particular should resonate with any hip hop head who adored the Rawkus era as the 2001 versions of Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch and Last Emperor (who had just signed with Aftermath) bless the mic with a freestyle over Erick Sermon’s “Music” instrumental.

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ZUBZ FEAT. SKYZOO & PHAROAHE MONCH – DOCTOR GOODLUNGS

South African producers Mizi Mtshali and Inyambo “Nyambz” and Zambian emcee Zubz have been hard at work putting together a Nina Simone tribute project titled Last Letter to Nina: A Tribute To The High Priestess of Soul. Here’s a single that features Pharoah Monch and Skyzoo joining Zubz with a sample of Nina’s “Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter” titled “Doctor Goodlungs.”

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PHAROAHE MONCH FEATURING PHONTE – HOME

Over the weekend, Pharoahe Monch dropped the Lost In Translation mixtape (which you can download here)and defined it as “a retrospective of songs about the pursuit of love, love lost and regained, and it’s beautiful emotion journey.” One of the standout cuts from the album features Phonte and is titled “Home.” Check it out and then get the mixtape.