Pharoahe Monch

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    5 Best DJs and Bands in Metro Phoenix

    Last month Phoenix New Times celebrated the cream of the crop with our 36th annual Best of Phoenix edition. Here are our top picks for best DJs and bands in metro Phoenix.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    The Best Phoenix Music Venues of 2013

    It seems like one has closed every month, lately--Hollywood Alley, Martini Ranch, Rocky Point Cantina--but the Valley is still blessed with enough music venues to make selecting some for each year's Best of Phoenix a little nerve-wracking. In any case, we did it. Here are the music venues that pic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Fact 135 on Watching DJ Swamp Light Himself Aflame While Smashing Records

    David Dimmick isn't much of a braggart -- at least as far as we can tell -- but he's got every effin' right to be. Since becoming a DJ in 1996, the dude's C.V. includes sharing stages with some pretty stellar icons from hip-hop history, like the Wu-Tang Clan, Pharohe Monarche, A Tribe Called Quest, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Club Candids: Sundays 4-2-10 at El Hefe

    Football fans can be a rather crazy lot. Setting aside the fact they spend around four months out of every year obsessing over a single team and practically living and dying on their every move, pigskin addicts are more than willing to watch games in the freezing cold, while wearing wild outfits, or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    DJ Element on Timing, DJ Quik, and Repping the Southwest

    ​DJ Element is one busy cat. Just a few weeks ago we wrote about his FreeStyle Sessions mixtape release, an now we've got work that Element and DJ Pickster, both resident DJs at the popular Thursday night Blunt Club party, are taking their sounds on the road.Making a name for yourself in the DJ w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Incoming: E-40, Bryan Adams, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, Clay Walker

    Rascal Flatts Hersey's Chocolate = America.​It's no secret that musicians often jump in bed with a brand name to help bump up their paychecks. Hell, I've seen country music top hat-aficionados Big & Rich in concert -- a concert in which they thanked Chevrolet multiple times for being a spons ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2004

    Weapons of Mic Destruction Tour

    M.O.P. & Pharoahe Monch bring the noise

  • Culture

    June 3, 2004


    There's a hoot for every night owl at Valley clubs this summer

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Wyclef Jean

    The Preacher's Son (J)

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    The X-ecutioners

    Built From Scratch (Loud Records)

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Uncanny X-Man

    DJ pioneer Rob Swift of the X-ecutioners turntable crew isn't just spinning his wheels

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Cyde Two

    Influential hip-hop group the Pharcyde comes clean on its five years of silence, its pared-down lineup, and why its new record isn't its best