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Potholes Podcast (Pharoahe Monch)

Potholes Podcast (Pharoahe Monch)

podcast pharoahe monch Potholes Podcast (Pharoahe Monch)Our latest guest podcast here at Potholes is handled by none other than one of my favorite rappers of all time: Pharoahe Monch. The Queens representative shot over a killer 15-track playlist featuring a slew of jazz fusion records, some futuristic indie synth-pop, and choice Georgia Anne Muldrow cuts. Additionally, Monch provided explanations for why he chose each track.

You can stream the podcast, peep the track listing, and his write up below.

Track list:

  1. Shafiq Husayn – “No Moor”
  2. Shafiq Husayn – “Changes
  3. Thundercat – “For Love I Come”
  4. Weather Report – “Teen Town”
  5. Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Child of the Sun”
  6. Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Never Live a Day in Vain”
  7. Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Wrong Way”
  8. Eugene McDaniels –  “Cherry Stones”
  9. Eugene McDaniels –  “Headless Heroes”
  10. Eugene McDaniels –  “The Parasite”
  11. Sonnymoon – “Just Before Dawn”
  12. Return to Forever/Chick Corea – “No Mystery”
  13. Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderly “Never Will I Marry”
  14. Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderly – “Happy Talk”
  15. Pharoahe Monch – “Still Standing”

Breakdown of why he chose each track:

  1. Shafiq Husayn is among the top five drum programmers of our time. This whole album is inspiring.
  2. I love the feel of this record and the harmonies.
  3. Dude has hair on his feet, (beast) on bass.
  4. Classic, one of the songs that inspired me to rap.
  5. This song evokes tears in a spiritual way, speaks to the spirit. Georgia is in my top 10 favorite female vocalists ever in life. I have everything she’s done. I even bought the songs she hasn’t made yet.
  6. This was my wake up song for September.
  7. My driving song for summer of 2010
  8. Eugene McDaniels is my HERO. I try to be like him all the time in my music in everything I do.
  9. Hardcore!
  10. I refer back to Eugene McDaniels when I get writers block.
  11. I listened to this song on tour two years ago after visiting a medicinal weed spot in SF (they’re amazing).
  12. Classic.
  13. I once listened to “Never Will I Marry” 100 times in a row.
  14. This is my go to song when I am down or depressed.
  15. I am “Still Standing”. Thank you, M-Phazes. Thank you, Jill Scott. Thank you, Mela Machinko.