Pharoahe Monch, A-F-R-O & Marco Polo Swarm Like Some Killer Bees (Video)
In the new video for “Swarm,” MCs A-F-R-O and Pharoahe Monch are joined by producer Marco Polo on a murderous rampage, cutting down zombies left and right. It’s a fitting metaphor for the lyrical arsenal the two rappers are able to unleash on any challenger who dares cross their paths. At only 18-years-old, Bellflower, California’s A-F-R-O has more collaborations with accomplished masters of the mic than most in his generation, and his latest E.P. is no exception.
Released as a collaborative effort with Toronto virtuoso Marco Polo, A-F-R-O POLO dropped last month and has already amassed upwards of 100,000 plays on SoundCloud. The six-track project features just two contributing performances; Staten Island, New York singer Eamon and the one and only Pharoahe Monch. The Queens, New York MC unsurprisingly murders his verse on “Swarm” and is the character in the video who devises the kind of next-level offense mirrored in the veteran’s lyrical approach. The three manage to escape the clutches of the walking dead and take off, leaving no time for their sluggish competitors to catch up.
Earlier this year, Pharoahe Monch spoke with Ambrosia for Heads about his plans for a new, Rock-inspired solo album.