Pharoahe Monch Talks Jamar’s White Rapper Comments



www.vladtv.com – Pharoahe Monch shares his thoughts on Lord Jamar’s comments about white rappers being guests in the house of hip hop, explaining that he’s never put a color on hip hop. The “Simon Says” rapper adds that he understands the cultural side of hip-hop starting out as a black art form, but he doesn’t separate it into white and black.

When asked if he would be surprised if rap was predominantly white in the future, much like rock being predominantly black and then white, Pharoahe Monch doesn’t hesitate to say that he wouldn’t be surprised. He explains that it’s a reflection of hip-hop expanding and others being influenced by it, which is why we have more white rappers now.

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  • Επαμεινωνδας Κοσμας
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    Living Colour was not Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll was all but dead by the 60s, with a few exceptions hear and their. Rock, hard Rock, and Metal changed from Rock and Roll so much it's ridiculous to call them the same style of music just because people want to use the same name. There is nothing Rock and Roll about Cold Play.

  • Keith Witcher
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    Pharoahe Monch needs to shave his beard hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. He's a good rapper. I agree with Lord Jamar's comments about white rappers because most of them suck LOL.

  • trex gravy
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    If washed negros like jamar and dmx had a quarter of what master p. Or jayz has they wouldnt be busting their chaps about everything they dont like. These fools still hang on because of loose talk about bullshit on the net these days.

  • tbonbrad
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    No hardcore punk was on MTV so that explains Bad Brains. Blacks in show business where on thin ice as it was so that explains why they didn't stick with rock for long. Rock is known for tackling racism so that explains why it's wrong to imply that blacks are excluded, and Jimi Hendrix is a god so that explains why this whole discussion is pointless.

  • Cyril Karwa
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    I would take a white rapper with a message I can relate to over an idiot black rapper full of ignorance any day. This is what acceptance by the world looks like. Is Eminem's Stan a lesser song than all of Solja Boy's joint's just because he's white? Let the people that feel like hip hop should be strictly a black art form step up to the plate. Give us a new golden era because we're sick of the crap that passes for hip hop nowadays

  • AriesBrother78
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    Pharoahe Monch was looking for White People's acceptance. Negroes in slavery use to do for buttermilk biscuits now they do it for money. He wants that cross over over money like Common,The Roots and other sell out ass Uncle Tom Niggas.

  • Michael S.
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    Mother fuckers can't complain to much about there being white rapper or mc's. Because if that's ur stance then that's like them saying mother fucker u can't produce beats, this is our shit. Go spin some fucking turn tables. They here now but guess what we there now as well. There is rappin, Mceeing, then you got producing, producing vids & movies too, creating scores for movies. There is just so many more options, avenues or opportunity for blacks to succeed in hip hop now. Before it was just shit I need to be seen, heard & signed. People really shouldn't complain about there being or whites feeling like they can actually participate in hip hop.

  • Michael S.
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    Yo man.. This shot really isn't that deep of a topic for mother fuckers to be taking so long to break it down. With the break dancing.. Ok.. The breakers danced as an expression & then discovered that it was starting to blow up but they weren't getting paid like the mc's & looked to become professionals themselves. What they did was venture off into other areas of dance & some became choreographers. & hip hop is so popular that it's reaching more people so yes it will change & u will see a mixture of people doing it but in that mixture the most successful will be the whites. & it will come full circle again & some dudes from the hood will hear it & be like yo!! I could that shit but do it better & then it will be with us again.

  • Anthony Marzzetti
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    its a play on words. the question isn't if whites are a guest in rap, cause they are not guest when it comes to rap. They are a guest of the hip hop culture. … not to go into a novel, hip hop(the culture) was birthed through strong black people, trying to make it out here, through the oppression. Formulated from a horrific and shamful past, whites are the opposition of hip hop. yes the music has been stolen from us like everything else…. Honestly they can have it…. let them dress like clowns, waste money, disrespect their women, shoot each other over diss records. …. can u even picture that? macklamore on camera busting into a crowd, someone shooting at em at a red light after a main heavy weight fight, on the busiest strip in the city?….majority going off emotions, when hearing that question. it was worded to spark a reaction. A percentage is just answering it a certain way to stay in the loop.

  • Fendi-Bull
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    Pharoahe mention Bad Brains. Music are for everyone, Even Daryl Hall saying Blue Eyed Soul was a racist term for a white man singing Soul Music. That's why I roll with Body Count, Living Colors, Bad Brains, Ramones, Death punk band, Amy Winehouse. No matter what you perform, you have the heart to do it first.

  • Golden Melanin
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    People will always treat anything created by blacks as if it's up for grabs by anyone because we have always allowed them to and truth is they still own us and everything we create. We are not allowed rights or ownership to anything we create or any land we are indigenous to. At some point we will have to start blaming ourselves for being colonized and dominated because the sellouts and coons far out number the blacks who want to keep out heritage sacred. History repeats itself and the common factor has always been blacks being over welcoming to strangers and people who mean harm and are only out to further benefit themselves. This is something that we should have realized a long time ago from history but for some reason we just dont get it. these black rappers are seeing the racist shit being said in the comment sections and are still willing to say what whites wanna hear so they can get a pat on the head.

  • James Casey
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    You do realise to compare hiphop (something that was made in streets where homeless people live) to a house, where non blacks are guests- is like saying hiphop is a black house, young thug and lil wayne live there, but you know… ra the rugged man and immortal technique however are of different ethnicity, so they guests. They can stay on the sofa, but they need to ask to use the bathroom and shit like that. But lil wayne, he cool- he can charge people rent. Its fucking stupid. Yes hiphop is black music, yes it started with black people, yes you are a fucking idiot if you say you love hiphop but don't respect poor black peoples struggle. But with that said, there are actual fucking morons who are black making the most garbage uncle tom music known to man, and there are brilliant lyricists who just happen to be a different color who say more for poor black people then they do. Its not a fucking house where anyones a guest, its more like a city with multiple different ghettoes and suburbs, high streets and clubs, uptowns and down towns. Its certainly not a house lil wayne is more entitled to than immortal technique. Don't complain about racism, then try and use skin color like a one upmanship on someone- that sounds a little too much like what racist white people have done to you.

  • James Casey
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    Typical seeing people hate on Pharoahe Monch for not saying what they want. If he speaks slowly because its a deep issue and he is using his words precisely, its because hes not telling his feelings. If he doesn't see other colored people as guests simply for not being black, then you call him an uncle tom. Starting to understand what some black people mean when they say some other black people got a crab in a barrel mentality. Pharoahe Monch is a lyrical assassin, politically active, steadfast for black peoples liberty, also steadfast for other peoples liberty, excellent ninja of a rapper. And yet you hate on him, cos he don't see things the way you do. Shame on you.

  • Thomas JTN
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    I wonder if black ppl actually listen to rock music, like ac dc, rage against the machine, van halen, motley crue, led zeppelin, or the beatles.. they only listen to 2 Tupac songs and they automatically think Tupac is the best music ever and that rap must be black music. there are like a dozen other black groups that are from the same era as Tupac and Biggie that are 100x better, but no black ppl mention them. it's all white ppl listening to a tribe called quest and krs one

  • Bryan Lira
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    An art form that isn't open to outside influence is destined to die in solitude. Hip hop continues to thrive and expand because of new sounds and styles from different peoples of the world. Even classical music looked beyond its European borders for inspiration. Why not let hip hop do the same? Stop with the nonsense and let this music evolve like other great human art forms.

  • bAldO Bori
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    What many do not know is that the majority of the people who were influenced and later contributed to hip hop were Latinos. Puerto Ricans are MCs’, break dancers like the Rock Steady Crew, and Graffiti artists (Sal Rojas, Brown Pride).

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