From a technical standpoint, it would be a mistake to not have Queens underground legend Pharoahe Monch on your list of top emcees. As a member of Organized Konfusion and a highly influential force in the East Coast hip hop movement alongside Rawkus Records, his trademark multi syllable rhymes and potent lyrical concepts made him one of the hottest acts at the turn of the century. Though Monch is still dropping bombs to this day–his latest project, P.T.S.D, was one of the best hip hop projects this year so far– his latest joint, "Get Down," is a free flowing, horn heavy track that combines his dynamic bars with the banging production style of M-Phazes and the razor sharp cuts of DJ Revolution.
Those of you who are fans of The Godfather of Funk, James Brown, might recognize the album cover. Though the track borrows samples from the legendary figure and his 1968 release, Plays Nothing But Soul, Monch and crew went the extra mile to pay homage and thank the man who has had such an important role in hip hop. "Get Down" is available to stream below and will be up for digital download tomorrow via iTunes. Also, keep it locked to hear the latest news from Coalmine Records upcoming compilation, Unearthed, of which "Get Down" is the first single.
- Coalmine Records
- April 21st, 2014