But the turn of the decade would bring a dramatic change in the music industry coupled with the corporate takeover of CBS Records by Sony Music, triggered conflicts from within. The band refused to compromise their brand of music and image to fit the copycat philosophy of the industry and would soon fall on hard times. Faced with a “too much, too soon” reality, Pharoah decided to step aside and wait for the cycle to come back around before reuniting to awaken the ghosts of Rock n Roll past. During their career, Pharoah would open for multiple national acts, release two records on their own label (Lipstick East), showcase a video on MTV’s “Headbanger’s Ball”, appear on over a dozen cable shows including Manhattan Cable’s “New Music Show”, “Tucci at Two”, CTN Networks “The Underground Café”, “U-68”, and South Jersey’s “TV35”. The band caused quite a stir amongst local viewers, however, live that stir turned into shock, and shock at it’s best. Veterans of the stage, Pharoah played such venues like “The Cat Club”, “Club Nirvana”, “CBGB’s”, “The Limelight”, “Studio One” and “The Dirt Club” to name a few.
With rave reviews in “East Coast Rocker’s” center-fold (August 27th, 1986) and a full-page feature in “Rock Magazine” (November, 1988), rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret would gain national notoriety and develop a loyal fan-base that today still stands the test-of-time. Fast-forward to today, the “Rock n Roll Circus” is back in town. Original members Karl Dekira (Vocals/Guitar), Richard Fabio (Guitar/Vocals), Dennis Lords (Bass/Vocals), Nelson Pop (Drums) and Scott Archer (Keyboards/Vocals), return with a hunger to push the envelope and suck you in like a twisted “Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth” production. This isn’t just a trip down memory lane. New technology and total creative control is what propels Pharoah into the 21st Century. If you missed it the first time around.
. . SUBMIT! 1) Pharoah is a rapper from the neighborhood of South Park in Houston, TX. He’s a member of Street Military and he is also the founder of the notorious Killa Klan.
He is known for his viciously raw vocal delivery and clever rhyme schemes. He displays exactly that through a live freestyle session with Beltway 8 Records. This album was released in 2004 on Beatbox Records but it was recorded much earlier. Also the Chopped N Screwed version was the only format released.
Production along with all the effects are done by Mike Mo. He does an awesome job providing beats that easily bump in the trunk. Pharoah and members of the Beltway 8 Family grace the tracks and showcase their freestyle talent. Overall the eleven track record contains some stand out cuts and flows.
The album was later marked as the last album Pharoah recorded before he was sentenced to fifty years in prison for attempted murder and armed robbery. 3) Beats producer from Sydney, Australia. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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