Highlighting Pharoahe Monch’s incredible lyricism
"A generation overly obsessed with mobsters / Our revolutionaries won Grammys and Oscars / Impostors, fake auras and weak chakras / Makin’ a mockery of the music to be pop stars …” - Black Hand Side
"Grade school mathematics examining thugs / They discuss bloods, crips, techs, jammin’ and drugs / I speak of world peace, war, famine, and flood / Watching Pan’s Labrynth while I’m unraveling bud …” - Evolve
"Unravelin’ plots and plans for thievin’ and shit / Immune to the gospel, not believin’ in shit / Where the fuck do I go from here / Cuz when the afterbirth disperse it’s hard to persevere …” - Invetro
"If you are not performing fellatio for radio rotation / What’s the ratio for radioplay at your station? / If you’re not paying to play the record is dead / Puts a whole new spin on Radiohead …”
"Still get it poppin’ without artist & repertoire / Cause Monch is a monarch only minus the A&R …" - Desire
“Cadillacs for contracts in the 60’s / Now it’s rap till you 60 for contracts 360 / The trick, switch the degrees with the three sixes / Artists are left with zero, you know who receives the riches …” - The Hitman
"So phenomenal with mics I don’t like myself / Sadomasochist MC, I bite myself …" - Evolve (a song in which he steals a line from himself in the opening bars)
"Grab the drums by the waistline / I snatch the kick, kick the snares and sodomize the bass line / Never waste time, I give the verse rabies / Cum on the chorus, tell the hook to swallow my babies …” - Rape
"They research my stem cells, clone ten of me / Send one of ‘em back in time just to get rid of me / Stop Pharoahe Monch from having verbal epiphanies / Now that’s new definition to ‘your own worst enemy’ …” - Let’s Go
“I rediscovered my soul between the lines inside my journal / External gratification is not happiness internal / Interject intellect intercept internet / A slave majority with five percent benefit / Photoshop amateurs, retouch photography / Pornography, sodomy, child labour economy.” - Grand Illusion
8 Mile Director: "When we were recording at the Shelter, it took us a lot of time to record the scenes there, and when we weren’t recording, the extras were starting to get bored, so we decided to do something special.
I announced that we would be having a contest, to choose 3 extras to battle eminem in an unscripted scene, and if we ended up using these scenes, it would be used in a way to introduce the 3 main battles at the end of the movie, as a silent montage. and the extras would still get the chance to battle in front of the crowd.
Unfortunately, after 3 days recording at the shelter, Eminem was starting to lose his voice so we told him not to speak and to pantomime his part while the extras battle him. Everything was going great, but things changed when eminem got the chance to go 2nd (second battle of the day), “Marv One” (extra) got a great response from the audience and the crowd began to taunt eminem.” (this is what happened when it was eminem’s turn.)
Can you all please delete the previous I uploaded? that one got fucked up for some reasons.