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Pharoahe Monch came down to the Brownswood basement ahead of his sold out show at The Garage in Highbury a couple of weeks ago. They talked Hip Hop history, digging for records, sampling and his love of playing in the UK. It was fascinating to hear his stories of the early days of Organized Konfusion and Rawkus Records as well as the plans for his next album.

GILLES PETERSON: Official page, Facebook, BBC Radio 6 show, Soundcloud

PHAROAHE MONCH: Official page, Facebook 

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GILLES PETERSON & PHAROAHE MONCH IN CONVERSATION

Track list:

Organized Konfusion – Stress
Pharoahe Monch – Agent Orange
Pharoahe Monch – Simon Says
Organized Konfusion – Why
Pharoahe Monch – Push
Organized Konfusion – Releasing Hypnotical Gases
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
Heavy D & the Boyz – You Can’t See What I Can See
Skull Snaps – It’s A New Day
Weather Report – Non-Stop Home
Organized Konfusion – Releasing Hypnotical Gases
Ezra Collective – Zombie Live at Ronnie Scott’s
The Step Kids – La La
Mos Def – Universal Magnetic
Most Def Feat Nate Dogg & Pharoahe Monch – Oh No
Hi-Tek Feat Talib Kweli – Get Back Part II
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek – The Blast
Company Flow – Linoleum
Pharoahe Monch – Agent Orange
Pharoahe Monch – F**k You
Pharoahe Monch – Let’s go
Ultramagnetic MCs – Ego Trippin’
Souls Of Mischief – 93 To Infinity
Pharaohe Monch – The Grand Illusion (Feat The Step Kids)
Pharoahe Monch – Simon Says
Pharoahe Monch – Push
Pharoahe Monch – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
M-Phazes – Put In Work
Earth Wind & Fire – Running
Organized Konfusion – Walk In to the Sun
Pharaohe Monch – The Light