Pharoahe Monch Vs. The Black Panther

posted on January 12th 2009 in Artist Fro-phile & Books & Frolaborators & Hebru Brantley & Living & Music & NYC & Thoughts with 3 Comments



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The Black Panther is one of the most used images in modern American history,

used as a symbol of Strength, stealth and nobility  in politics all the way to comics.

Let’s talk about the Comic book versions by Marvel and Other Afro-Heroes to 

come. Frolab loves the creativity in all the arts,why should comics be excluded? We

will introduce to you some well know and unknown characters in these posts.

As a Frolaborator and a comics enthusiast I thought it would be dope to set it off

with one of my favorite chracters, The Black Panther, King of Wakanda! Here is a

little background, first appearing in the Fantastic Four in 1966. No coincidence the

Black Panther Party was founded the same year. Comics have alway tried to mirror

the climate we live in in some manner.  Being one of the first black heroes around

he was also royalty, a king in a small but technologically advance nation called

Wakanda. The Black Panther is a title like “the President”  and he’s also given

special abilities that make him more than just a man. Having beat Captain

America in hand to hand combat he’s a warrior like no other. He’s also very much

a highly skilled scientist and works any computer terminal he’s given. You’d think

that there would be a movie about a character like that already? Well Marvel with

Wesley Snipes has been working on this for years now, maybe soon we’ll see it?

For more info on The Black Panther check these sites, Marvel.com and CBR.com.


Pharaohe Monch Hand Up

Pharoahe Monch Rockin the crowd!

Frolab AKA BP (for this interview): When did you get your first comic book?

Pharoahe Monch: my first comic was given to me by an older brother, i was hooked!

FL/BP: I know the feeling…

FL/BP: Do you read comics still?

PM: I do not read comics today,but when i drive by the Forbidden Planet comic store in NYC, I experience withdrawal. I do support most of the movies made from comics.

FL/BP: Love going by Forbidden Planet when in NYC! Check it out y’all?!

FL/BP: What significance does the black panther have for you?

PM: Black Panther represented for all black readers of comics a sense of acknowledgement. I can remember wanting pajamas with the foot attached so it would look like his uniform.

FL/BP: Oh man, the Jammys?! LOL…

FL/BP:  Seriously though, would you consider writing a story for a comic?

PM: No question!

FL/BP: How did you feel when the Black Panther and Storm joined the FF?

PM:Don’t remember?

FL/BP: It’s worth a read, next time you pass FPNYC stop in?

FL/BP: If you were to be granted super powers what would you want?

PM: Wolverine

FL/BP: Okay… so who’s your Favorite character?

PM: Wolverine.LOL…

FL/BP: You are one of Frolabs favorite lyrical heroes, when can we expect a new

project from you?

PM: I’m working on 2 albums, one of which is called W.A.R. (LET MY PEOPLE GO)….. it’s a throw back to 1993, 94 hip hop…. extremely lyrical… Black Milk Denaun Porter, Lee Stone, M- phazes. It’s coming out amazing….. the second is top secret super hero shit! LMAO!

FL/BP: Oh, the suspense!

FL/BP: You were part of a dynamic duo in Organized Kunfusion, are there any plans for another “OK” record?

PM: Hmmmmmmmmm? who knows what the future holds?

FL/BP: It’s been great to catch up with you, thanks for taking time in your busy

schedule to chat with Frolab.com. Any last words on Pharoahe Monch?

PM: 10 year re-issue of Internal Affairs, complete with documentary on the making of the album, the guests, the producers, and the controversy.

FL/BP: Can’t wait for that to drop, it’s been 10 yrs?! WOW! Stay Tuned True


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  • Bright Light Designs

    commented on January 12, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    great post, ru/bp! can’t wait for more education on ‘the Black presence’ in comics….shine on, my man!

  • VX-NerveAgent

    commented on September 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Phroahe is one of the greatest, technically would crush 99% of all Mcs out there, and thats a FACT, ask any Hip-Hop Head.

  • cards tricks revealed

    commented on May 27, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems
    as though you relied on the video to make your point.
    You obviously know what youre talking about, why
    throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

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