This week Kraz has one of his most captivating Plus One conversations to date, as legendary MC Pharoahe Monch joins Eric on the show. Pharoahe Monch has had one of the most accomplished careers of any hip hop artist over the last 30 years, thanks to his meaningfully complex lyrics, masterful manipulations of rhythm, and his meticulous production process. Rapper Kool Moe Dee wrote that Monch “is like an eloquent linguistics professor moonlighting as a rhyme serial killer terrorist, challenging the listeners' I.Q. while daring him or her to keep up.”In this episode, you’ll hear Kraz and Monch dive deep on the versatility of hip hop and what made Pharoahe fall in love with the genre, the writing and recording process for Internal Affairs, the legal fiasco behind the “Simon Says” sample, and much more. Monch is thoughtfully articulate when speaking about his craft, and when you hear him talk about the passion and attention that he puts into his work, it only makes sense that he’s had such a successful career.This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.Visit gradyscoldbrew.com and use code PlusOne20 for 20% off your orderVisit sunsetlakecbd.com and use code PLUSONE for 20% off your orderTo learn more about unique music workshops you can join this summer with Music Masters Collective, visit www.musicmasterscollective.org/plusone See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.