New Music: Pharoahe Monch ‘Stand Your Ground’
Pharoahe Monch ‘Stand Your Ground’
New music from Pharoahe Monch titled ‘Stand Your Ground.’ This song is mixed & produced by Lee Stone.
W.A.R. Media releases Pharoahe Monch’s “Stand Your
Ground” originally intended track for upcoming PTSD
July 15th 2013 – Compelled by the Not Guilty verdict in the murder of
Trayvon Martin, Pharoahe Monch has unexpectedly released “Stand Your
Ground”. Produced by frequent collaborator Lee Stone, Pharoahe once
again demonstrates his ability to utilize hip hop as a platform for political
engagement. Monch flips the script on the use of “Stand Your Ground”
the highly controversial law used to protect George Zimmerman, giving
the power back to the people collectively and defensively against an
unjust government system.
“Stand Your Ground” employs tempos and lyricism designed to unify the
listener into responsive action. No stranger to rebel music, Pharoahe
Monch’s song “Clap,”,from the W.A.R. album, shocked audiences with a
video directed by Terence Nance. The clip ends with a police officer
suicide pressured by the community following the officer killing a child
while on duty.
Pharoahe decided to release the song in its rough version immediately
after learning of the verdict. “Stand Your Ground,” originally slated to
appear on Pharoahe Monch’s fall release of PTSD, provides an additional
opportunity to peek inside the mental journey Monch has alluded to in
P.ost T.raumatic S.tress D.isorder
Pharoahe Monch has released “Stand Your Ground” in support of the
Martin family by asking people to donate to the ongoing work in
repealing the Stand Your Ground laws thru the Trayvon Martin
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