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Pharoahe Monch’s PTSD


Nov 01 2017


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Pharoahe Monch’s PTSD - Hip-Hop, Black Men, and Mental Health

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Pharoahe Monch’s PTSD

Hip-Hop, Black Men, and Mental Health

In this wide-ranging talk, acclaimed Queens-based hip-hop artist Pharoahe Monch discusses his career, musical influences, and struggle with depression — a theme whose broader social and political implications he explored on his 2014 concept album, P.T.S.D. Moderated by Mark Anthony Neal, Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies at Duke University.

Free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by Duke Performances and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.


Pharoahe Monch

Pharoahe Monch is a rapper from Queens, New York, known for his complex lyrics, delivery, and internal and multisyllabic rhyme schemes. As a member of the 90s duo Organized Konfusion, Monch developed a reputation as one of underground hip-hop's preeminent voices, crafting intricate, intelligent tracks with partner Prince Poetry. He…...

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Mark Anthony Neal

Duke University

Mark Anthony Neal is Professor of African & African American Studies and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE) at Duke University where he offers courses on Black Masculinity, Popular Culture, and Digital Humanities, including signature courses on Michael Jackson & the Black Performance…...

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