The thing about concept albums is that even when developing a character the artist still puts some of himself in there. “Broken Again” is brutal and honest, my favorite track from PTSD, Pharoahe’s latest offering via We Are Renegade, his record label. There is so much of Pharoahe in the track, he’s very transparent. Something he has excelled at through out his long and distinguished career. It translates well to the video. The melody of the chorus should seem familiar to those of us who were alive in the 80s, I will not spoil the surprise though. You got google, get busy.
“So when the beat intensifies/I become emotionally desensitized/like once i slapped a rapper with mace/then i spit acid in his face after he rinsed his eyes/ no wait, I actually grew 5 times my size/grabbed Mase by the thigh and slapped a rapper with him/now that’s practicing sacrilegious activism” – Pharoahe Monch
We are a week away from the release of PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, the newest LP from Pharoahe Monch. What better way to get people amped up than to release a track with everyone’s favorite late night emcee? Few people can hang lyrically with Pharoahe on a track, and the same goes for Black Thought, so it feels like it’s meant to be. They both bring their A+++ game on this Marco Polo produced funky track. Be ready for PTSD next week and remember Hip-Hop is alive and well, so support it.