Pharoahe Monch Has Brady Watt Turn Up The Bass For 1 Of His Classic Verses
New Hampshire bass player and producer Brady Watt has been a staple in Hip-Hop for nearly a decade. Most notably, Watt has received credit on projects from Curren$y, Locksmith, Statik Selektah, and Joey Bada$$. Over the past few months, Watt has linked up with yet another tier of Hip-Hop heavyweights including Bun B, Smoke DZA, Ras Kass, Murs, and Talib Kweli for his Bass & Bars video series.
For Watt’s latest video in the program, the Harlem based producer has linked up with fellow New York MC Pharoahe Monch. With a Brady Watt bassline, Monch reimagines one of Watt’s “favorite songs of all time” with, “Desire,” the title track to Monch’s second studio album of the same name.
With Watt leading the way, Monch follows and passionately delivers his 2007 lyrics: “New York City respects my game like Joe Namath / And I protect my name like your anus / In prison y’all don’t hear me, y’all don’t listen / Y’all just wanna shine, y’all just wanna glisten / Floss, knowing that the soul is still missing / I am the poetical pastor / Slave to a label, but I own my masters / Still get it popping without Artist And Repertoire / ‘Cause Monch is a monarch only minus the A&R / When my brain excels, your train derails / Pop sh*t, make you feel the clips, like Pharell.”
Monch, who first mentioned the release back in 2018, promises his next album is one of his best to date. In an interview with Take It Personal Radio last year, Monch gives fans a bit of insight as what to expect, “It’s really, really, really insane. I’m looking at the [collection] of our records, and I’m thinking it’s one of my best projects, ever. It’s the hardest project [that I have] ever [done]. It’s the darkest project ever [too].” And later, Monch continues, “This new project has a heavy Rock influence. It’s hard as f*ck. It’s super bar’d-out; some of the of the songs don’t even have choruses. It’s everything that I’ve been wanting to do over the last eight years.”
Watt, who listened to Monch’s forthcoming album during their most recent “Bass & Bars” meeting, leaves Heads with the promise, “the sh*t is insane.” The pending, currently untitled release will be Pharoahe Monch’s fifth studio project, and his first since 2014’s PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
#BonusBeat: Pharoahe Monch assisted his artist Showtyme earlier this week on “T.Y.L.A. (Remix)”: