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Pharoahe Monch Readies ‘PTSD’ Album, Drops First Song

By Jay Casteel   /   Published 09/28/12

Pharoahe Monch

Pharoahe Monch released the third and final installment to his bullet trilogy this week in the form of "Damage."

The cut hauntingly speaks to audiences in the same dark personification of a bullet Pharoahe first introduced in the seminal song "Stray Bullet" with his group Organized Konfusion via the Stress: The Extinction Agenda album. The second installment came via his 2007 album Desire on the Mr. Porter- produced "When The Gun Draws". Socially prophetic and politically relevant, "Damage" chronicles the tragedy of inner city killings and mass murder.

Although it was penned before the Dark Knight theater massacre, the song relevantly accentuates the obvious ongoing gun issue, providing a chilling reminder that bullets have no name.

The Lee Stone-produced cut is the first look from Pharoahe's soon-to-be-released project, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), set to drop through Pharoahe's label, W.A.R. Media, via partnership with DuckDown Music

PTSD a "severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma," as explained in a press release. The rapper narrates this forthcoming album through the experience of an independent artist, weary from the war against the industry machine and through the struggle of the black male experience in America.

As of press time, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) had no official release date, but is expected this fall.

Below is the recently released "Damage" cut.