AOTY 2019
Pharoahe Monch - Desire
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2007 Ratings: #4 / 652
User Score
Based on 52 ratings
2007 Ratings: #37
June 26, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
SRC, Universal Motown / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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ThrowBackG
79
Guys. GUYS! I FOUND THE PREEMO ALBUM!

I actually enjoy the overall feel some rappers had the late 2000s had like Fashawn and Pharoahe here. Not something that completely grips me but it's a really nice listen. Ngl, I found this on complete accident while leaving a record store. It was a poster signed by the man himself. Nice handwriting so +1 because why not?
S3ANY3W3ZT
87
Monch further proves his greatness with Desire.
HHGA
84
Desire is the second solo album from Pharoahe Monch, released eight years (!) after his critically acclaimed solo debut, Internal Affairs. Where some artists seem to favor quantity over quality when it comes to their output (we’re looking at you Kool Keith), in case of Pharoahe Monch it clearly is the other way around. Eight years is a long wait for a follow-up, but Desire was worth the wait. The album offers hard-hitting boom-bap beats with Pharoahe Monch exercising his insane flow with ... read more
Paty08
88
One of the most talented rappers of all time.
GabrielDiablo
78
Very good
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Year End Lists

#8/Prefix
#22/PopMatters
#26/Cokemachineglow
#36/No Ripcord

Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Free
  3. Desire (featuring Showtyme)
  4. Push (featuring Showtyme, Mela Machinko & Tower of Power)
  5. Welcome to the Terrordome
  6. What It Is
  7. When the Gun Draws (featuring Mr. Porter)
  8. Let's Go (featuring Mela Machinko)
  9. Body Baby
  10. Bar Tap (featuring Mela Machinko)
  11. Hold On (featuring Erykah Badu)
  12. So Good
  13. Trilogy
    • Act I: Cops Coming (featuring Mr. Porter)
    • Act II: Revenge (featuring Dwele)
    • Act III: Evil Eyes (featuring Tone Trezure)
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