Pharoahe Monch Bodies An Official Wu-Tang Clan Remix With Sean Price & Tek (Audio)
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The Wu-Tang Clan releases their official remix to the “Pearl Harbor” single, featuring Sean Price. The new rendition of the single from last year’s The Saga Continues album (named one of AFH‘s best LPs of ’17) welcomes longtime affiliates Pharoahe Monch and Tek (of Smif-n-Wessun) to the mix. The Organized Konfusion MC enters the song (with its original beat) at the 2:00 mark, with charisma. Monch demonstrates some beat-box abilities as he illustrates a point about his sexual prowess. The master spitter alters the speed of his delivery and uses his melodic voice for emphasis in laying down bars and lyrical law. On a track produced by the borough’s Mathematics, Pharoahe declares himself “the sickest ni**a from Queens.” With guest verses like this, it’s hard to argue. At 3:30, Tek’s nasal delivery blesses the track with a short but potent verse: “Trill ni**a, but I ain’t gotta say it / The way that I move, how I’ll display it / I talk less, and I listen more,” spits the Bucktown Boot Camp Clik O.G. The original sections of the song from Method Man and Ghostface Killah are intact.
Tek and General Steele have completed a Smif-n-Wessun album produced by 9th Wonder and The Soul Council. Yesterday (August 9), Method Man released “Grand Prix” from his upcoming The Meth Lab II project alongside Hanz On.
In addition to the new skill-studded remix from Wu-Tang Clan, the playlist features recent music from Mac Miller, Buddy, Missy Elliott, Anderson .Paak, Busta Rhymes, Buddy, Childish Gambino, Drake, Nas, Jay Rock, Westside Gunn, Kanye West & Kid Cudi, Pusha-T, Black Thought & 9th Wonder, Dave East, Royce 5’9 (and his group PRhyme), Dr. Octagon, Phonte, J. Cole, Logic, Kendrick Lamar, Black Milk, Eminem, Lute, Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Brent Faiyaz, Freddie Gibbs, CyHi The Prynce, Saba, Rapsody, Sylvan LaCue, Evidence, Big K.R.I.T., Nipsey Hussle, and a host of others.
#BonusBeat: Ambrosia For Heads‘ “Now You See Me” version of Sean Price’s 2017 “Clans & Cliks.” The Imperius Rex song features Rock, as well as Method Man, Raekwon, and Inspectah Deck, in addition to Boot Camp Clik’s Smif-n-Wessun (Tek and General Steele).