Pharoahe Monch blends the sounds of soul, R&B and gospel for beats that back lyrics usually not about bitches and bling. An exception: his recent remix of Amy Winehouses Rehab, in which he expressed his distaste for the medias obsession with tabloid dolls. Place me with these snobby white girls / 12-step-program Lindsay Lohan / cold and bitchy Nicole Richie. But Monch didnt have to bite Winehouse to get noticed. The Queens-born rhymesayer captured critical acclaim with his political, culture-critiquing Desire, released on Wu-Tangs home, Street Records Corporations, last year. Hear him today after Orgone and DJ Eleven start things off today at 8 p.m. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel. For tickets and information, call 713-225-5483 or visit www.warehouselive.com. Free, but you must RSVP at www.scion.com/livemetro.
Thu., Jan. 24, 8 p.m., 2008
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