Rappers Talk About Superheroes For Comic Book Day
Check out Pharoahe's response below, and the entire article here:
Name: Pharoahe Monch
Pharoahe Monch’s Fantasy Super Power: I would be able to move throughout space and time seamlessly and effortlessly.
His First Time (Reading Comics): I remember there was a store in Queens off of Queens Boulevard – I believe it was around 74th Street and Continental Avenue – and I would ride my bike there and at the time I was collecting so that was the spot. I have this one issue of Ironman versus Thor and the cover is just ridiculously illustrated. The story wasn’t that great but the cover was the main thing.
Favorite Character: Spiderman. I was already into action figures and so on and the cartoon was really banging and the theme song was banging and he was from Queens and that really just put it over the top. I loved his cynical sense of humor, too. As an artist at heart in every sense of the word, just looking at different artists who drew the book and the ways they interpreted the Spiderman character was a big deal for me.
Most Infamous Super Villain: It would be between Galactus. I collected Silver Surfer for a while and just the size that they would draw Galactus at was in my imagination overwhelming – I couldn’t even fathom seeing something like that. He was feeding on planets which was just insane – that’s pretty fearful!
DC vs. Marvel: Definitely Marvel. I thought the stories were better. [DC's] Batman books got more interesting for a while, but for the most part the stories in Marvel were better.
Pharoahe Monch’s Next Mission: I’m working on an addition to the last album I did, the W.A.R. album. I’m writing it as if I’ve returned from war and we’re calling it Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Montreality Interviews Pharoahe
100interviews talks to Pharoahe
100 Interviews is a Web site about people.
"I went to see Pharoahe Monch.
Pharoahe is a rapper who has been in the game for at least two decades. He’s known for his complex verses and multi-syllabic rhyme schemes. Pharoahe is not what the kids are getting today.
Like Kerouac, rappers today also want to seem like they don’t write; that they get into the booth, put the headphones on and lyrical gold comes out of their mouths. It’s an illusion meant to make them seem otherworldly."
Read the entire interview here!
Hip Hop DX interview
General Monch submits his account of "W.A.R.", after sharing one of Nate Dogg's war stories heard while being recruited by Dr. Dre's Aftermath army.
Video: The Urban Nomad Interview w/ Pharoahe Monch & Talib Kweli @ SXSW
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