Village of Pharaohs may be royalty in the North Carolina hip-hop scene but, unlike their Egyptian namesakes, they’ve had to build their pyramids on the sweat of their own brows. On the latest single off the quartet’s next independent full-length, making its world premiere in the Booth, crew members MMA and IV League step back and gaze on the massive edifice they’ve been assembling, one lyrical brick at a time. In between snapshots of their hustle, they take time out to denounce the current regime of social and political inequality: “Tell these politicians they don’t need more legislation / to enforce the segregation they enforcin’ on my people.” Veteran producer Ski Beatz backs their thoughtful bars with a smaple from UK singer/songwriter Fyfe’s St. Tropez. Feeling it? Then watch our pages for more fresh cuts leading up to the November 12, arrival of the Pharaohs’ new album, Pharaodysseus (1996 A.D.).
Written by richard on Nov 04, 2013
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