Complex lyricist Pharoahe Monch is currently prepping his new album entitled, P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), and we can expect it to release this Fall via Duck Down Music and W.A.R Media.
It follows his third studio album, W.A.R. (We Are Renegades), which released March 2011.
P.T.S.D.‘s first single, “Damage,” is the third and final installment to his politically conscious Bullet trilogy, which chronicles the tragedy of inner city killings and mass murder.
“There’s no need for conversation when we’re discussing the bullet’s point of view…”
Taking on a menacing perspective of a gun’s bullet, Monch brings painful relevance on “Damage,” mentioning now well-known gun slain victims — 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, 7-year-old Aiyana Jones, and 23-year-old Sean Bell.
I have to reveal my “hip-hop snob” card and say that while I’ve loved Monch since 1999’s Internal Affairs, neither W.A.R. nor 2006’s Desire ever did much for me. However, “Damage” is extremely promising and I’m very much looking forward to feeling differently about this new EP.
Also, rumor has it, some tour dates may be accompanying P.S.T.D‘s release. We’ll keep you in the loop. Take a listen to “Damage” below.