Pharoahe Monch broke out on his own in 1999 after three acclaimed albums with his former group, Organized Konfusion with his debut solo album, Internal Affairs. After the album was pulled from shelves due to a sampling clearance issue, the album will be released again to streaming platforms and on vinyl to commemorate the album’s 20th anniversary.
Internal Affairs was released on October 19, 1999, via legendary underground Hip-Hop label Rawkus Records and Priority Records, bolstered by the thumping Lee Stone and Monch-produced “Simon Says” track. That song actually is the reason for the album’s disappearance from mainstream retail outlets due to the sampling of the theme music from the Godzilla films.
Taking to Instagram, Monch shared news of the rerelease to his fans along with an upcoming Kennedy Center performance in Washington on October 17.
Check out the post below and congrats to Pharoahe Monch for securing his legacy and well-deserved bag!
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October 19th will mark the 20th anniversary of Internal Affairs. It will be available for the first time EVER! digitally for the first time EVER! Oct 18th…. Pre order available 10/04 Features ( MOP @famem.o.p @@bustarhymes @princepo69 @apaniclassic @common , @talibkweli , Canibus, @redmangilla method man, etc) Producers (@leestonemusic @diamondditc @djscratch @alanthechemist Limited edition vinyl coming Kennedy Center 20th anniversary Show October 17th