With his fourth solo-LP, “PTSD” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Pharoahe Monch re-emerged with a new concept project which finds the ground-breaking emcee tackling PTSD; a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Throughout the duration of the LP, Monch narrates as an independent artist weary from the war against the industry machine and through the struggle of the black male experience in America.
Pharoahe Monch has been at the forefront of lyrical innovation for two-decades now. Not only is he one of Hip-Hop’s preeminent lyricists, crafting intricate rhyme schemes and intelligent raps, but he is also an incisive political and social commentator, using Hip-Hop as a platform for political engagement.
Today, Monch peels back the curtain on one of the album’s most hopeful tracks, “Broken Again,” which was premiered today and it is the first video released from PTSD. “Broken Again” is a track about facing real-world issues and personal plights head-on and it finds the esteemed emcee chasing a mirage of a muse in the distance all while lamenting his topsy-turvy mental state.
Last month, Pharoahe told REVOLT of his latest album, “PTSD is very heavy right now with soldiers coming back from war trying to get acclimated back into society.”
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