Pharoahe Monch Releasing ‘W.A.R.’ On Duck Down, Touring Canada

    Pharoahe Monch had announced some time last year that his third solo record, W.A.R. (We Are Renegades), would be dropping on his own imprint. His previous album, the highly underrated Desire, dropped on SRC. But it looks like the Queens MC will be getting some help from hardcore boom-bap label Duck Down Music for the upcoming summer release. He said the following in a press release:

    I’m incredibly excited about my upcoming release W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) and my new partnership between my company W.A.R. Media, LLC, and Duck Down Music. This album deals with conflicts and resolutions of the spirit, the soul, the government, and the industry among other things. Thus far it features Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, Jean Grae, Styles P, Phonte, Black Thought, with more to come. It also features production from M-Phazes, Marco Polo, Mike Low, Fatin, Lee Stone, Exile and others to be announced. I am working diligently to finish the work for a summer release and I am honored to join forces with the Duck Down family during their 15-year anniversary.

    Monch is also hitting the road with Slaughterhouse for that foursome’s trek through Canada next month. The dates are below.


    04.03 Saint John, NB: Evolution Nightclub
    04.04 St. John’s, NF: Club One
    04.05 Halifax, NS: Paragone Theatre
    04.07 Ottawa, ON: Ritual Nightclub
    04.08 Toronto, ON: Venue TBC
    04.09 Cornwall, ON: Rangatangs Nightclub
    04.10 Montreal, QC: Telus Theatre
    04.12 Thunder Bay, ON: Roxys Nightclub
    04.13 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
    04.14 Saskatoon, SK: Odeon Events Centre
    04.15 Calgary, AB: The Whiskey Nightclub
    04.16 Edmonton, AB: Starlite Room
    04.17 Lethbridge, AB: Venue TBC
    04.18 Nelson, BC: Spirit Bar
    04.21 Victoria, BC: Element
    04.22 Vancouver, BC: Venue TBC