Pharoahe Monch previews new song “Damage” | Video x Lyrics


Only certain things can get me excited on a Sunday morning, quite a few of those things are not appropriate for this platform, but one of them is something new from one of my ‘Top 5 Dead Or Alive’ emcees and with that said, Good Morning Pharoahe Monch!

The Queens, NY lyrical behemoth brings us a trailer for “Damage” which is set to be released on September 27th, and is the final part in his trilogy of songs from the point of view of a bullet which began back in 1994 with “Stray Bullet” (from Organized Konfusion’s sophomore album Stress: The Extinction Agenda) and 2007’s “When the Gun Draws” (from his solo sophomore LP Desire). “Damage” is taken from Pharoahe’s forthcoming ‘Multimedia Deployment’ PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and you can watch the trailer below and take a peek at the lyrics from the 1st verse courtesy of Rap Genius.

[Verse 1]
They cock them hammers, wave them llamas
But that’s that in front of the camera drama
So when the cameras are attached to dollys, I call them dali lama’s
Mold me, loathe, hold me in the palm of your hand load me

You know exactly what I am, murderer!
When I’m inserted on to the top of fifteen family members
It’s the curse of the proverbial anarchy starter the martyr
This is what I have been converted to do what I do is insanity
Pro fo fo fanity when they manually hammer me annually

You dont figitty phase me yo, I won’t tigitty tase you bro
Figgity fucking cut you in half like it’s nothing minus the laser scope
Then I will ring your bell like Avon
Before displaying some of my various tattoos (Trayvvon)
(Oscar) award winning (Aiyana Jones) hey (Sean)
Sworn to be cannon fodder for your father slaughter daughters
Armor peircing tumblers more deadlier than napalm

Fuck a stray bullet, I take aim when the gun draws
For ever lasting fame I will maim those who change the gun laws
Cause post traumatic stress disorder — ask any vet I’ve worked with
My purpose catching bodies like safety nets at the circus……