FREE CONCERT – Pharoahe Monch with Baloji at Weeksville on July 2 in Brooklyn, NY UPDATED WITH VIDEO FOOTAGE

soulheads rejoice!  Much slept on and in many ways underrated MC Pharoahe Monch makes his way to the legendary Weeksville stage on Saturday, July 2, 2011.  For those who don’t know, Monch has been on the scene since the Golden era.  We recall meeting him back in the day when he was a part of the seminal hip-hop duo Organized Confusion.  Along with Prince Po(etry), they crafted some of the illest rhyme patterns and lyrics over beats that were fresh and not overly sampled at the time and were one of the first groups signed to now defunct and Disney owned Hollywood Basic hip hop imprint.  When we met then, Monch was walking to a gig at the now defunct Muse underground hip hop club.  He was very humble and a great guy as we had expected.  He treated me, then a college radio DJ, with much love and respect.

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According to his website, Baloji, is a Congolese Belgian singer.  We did some research and really dig this number, which is sung in French. Nice groovy tune with an international flavor.

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We are looking forward to seeing this and many other shows this Summer at Weeksville.  This popular series curated by fellow Soulhead and Rebel Soul Records owner, Shawn Peters, has featured a stellar lineup for years and this year seems to be no different.   Rebel Soul, as many know, is the home of to one of our favorite singers, Martin Luther.

Event Details:

Saturday, July 2 · 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Weeksville Heritage Center

Address:  1698 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213    Get Directions

Phone: 718-756-5250

For more information on Weeksville Heritage Center and related programming, click here.

Here are some of our favorite Pharoahe Monch moments:

Clap (shot in Brooklyn, NY)
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Simon Says (solo)
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Fudge Pudge (with Organized Confusion)
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