Pharoahe Monch, 9th Wonder, Rapsody
4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
[MONARCH WITHOUT THE A&R] Pharoahe Monch is part of a dying breed. The 41-year-old rapper is one of the few dudes who can get you dancing to a jam featuring a hook from the late Nate Dogg one moment, then turn and deliver sobering tales about the evils of drug addiction the next. Monch has always been the cerebral type, captivating listeners with social messages and the complexity of his delivery. His latest album, PTSD, is on the more serious side of things, but Monch’s tongue-twisting storytelling keeps things from becoming overwhelmingly depressing.
Where: Alhambra Theatre
Address: 4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd.