February 01, 2016

Pharoahe Monch "Prisoners Of War" (Hip-Hop Quotable, 2/92)

Organized Konfusion are from Queens, New York, comprised of Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch. Organized Konfusion was originally founded in 1987 under the name Simply II Positive MC's. They signed to Hollywood Records for their debut self-titled album in 1991. The album was commercially unsuccessful but critically acclaimed, as was the follow-up, Stress: The Extinction Agenda (1994) and the duo moved to Priority Records for the concept album The Equinox in 1997. Monch has also launched a successful solo career, highlighted by his albums Internal Affairs, Desire, W.A.R., and P.T.S.D. Prince Poetry has released several solid joints as well. Prisoners of War was featured on their debut album and even as an album cut, it was featured in The Source's "Hip-Hop Quotable" for "Dopest Rhyme of the Month" in February, 1992. Pharoahe said, "Still I've been illin' and drillin' your brain / Like a villain I came in the darkness to spark the literature for sure / When I rhyme for the prisoners of war..." You can check out the audio to the track HERE, lyrics below. He's an alien, 100%!