Pharoahe Monch routinely hints that he was a Hollywood luminary in a former life, but y’all don’t read between the lines of his life script. His “When The Gun Draws” saga was a cinematic experience—on and off—the silver screen and the 24 hour musing of “Clap (One Day)” continues on short film excellence as Monch keeps the fight alive with his own brand of W.A.R.
Directed by Terence Nance and starring Gbenga Akinnagbe (better known to most as “Chris” from The Wire), Pharoahe’s latest is a moving piece of visual art, welding the invisible lines of upholding the law and breaking the very seal which you swore to protect. It also highlights how the guilty aren’t always just the ones committing the crimes.
The soundtrack to this movie is Pharoahe Monch’s W.A.R. (We Are Renegades), available 3.22.11. Pre-order now.