Stream: Pharoahe Monch "The Truth" f/ Common & Talib Kweli (1999)
This edition of #OldSchoolSundays is actually indirectly brought to fruition by Kanye West. And that's because yesterday he tweeted that his 2nd verse on "New Slaves" is the best rap verse of all-time. Naturally, you're going to get some responses that argue differently, and one of those came from Mitch of The Bulls Show who said Pharoahe Monch's verse on "The Truth".
This gem was on the Internal Affairs album from 1999 and features none other than Common & Talib Kweli. All three put down some phenomenal, thought-provoking verses that you have to keep a close focus on to fully understand. There's not one line that's lacking in the whole song, but for fun, I decided to grab my favorite ones from each artist.
"True feelings, we speakin on the truth right now in itself is healing
See The Creator, created existence and balance
At right angles, unless it was conceived and stated
So whoever shall stray away from right lives wrong."
- Pharoahe Monch
"Out of everybody I met, who told the truth? Time did."
"When the words of lying men sound lush like the sound of a violin
The truth is there, it's just the heart you gotta find it in."
- Talib Kweli
Needless to say, give this soulful record a spin above! I'm sure to many of you this old school jam is a new one to take in. Whether it is or it isn't, it's a refreshing and timeless track that can fit in your hip hop rotation today.
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