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Desire

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Desire

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
78711
genre:
Self-Help and Psychology, Nonfiction

We gave it an A

We last heard from indie lyricist Pharoahe Monch in 1999, when ”Simon Says” became a surprise mainstream hit. Hip-hop’s landscape has shifted significantly during the interminable wait for the follow-up LP; fortunately, Monch’s ferocious mic skills haven’t changed a bit. His intricate rhymes in Desire (”I give birth to verses in churches with no confession/So please pardon my post-partum depression”) ricochet gracefully off gospel-inspired backdrops as he attacks music-biz myopia and American gun culture. It’s this year’s rap album to beat. A
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