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Pharoahe Monch On Appearing On Linkin Park's 'Reanimation'

Pharoahe Monch is among the All-Star lineup of MCs featured on Linkin Park’s remix album, Reanimation, due out on July 30 on Warner Bros. Pharoahe appears on the song “H! VLtg3″ with Dilated Peoples members Evidence, who remixed the song, and DJ Babu, who adds turntable scratching.

While many artists tend to get involved with projects only after other respected acts have been confirmed, Pharoahe said that the lineup did not influence his decision to participate on the alternative rock/hip-hop band’s album.

At first when they came to me with my individual song, I wasn’t aware of who else would be on the project,” Pharoahe revealed. “I took it smash in the face for what it was, and just tried to lend my talents to that particular song. Then, later finding out the other artists that were involved, I was like, ‘This is going to be a tight project.’ Because I’m fans of [Planet] Asia, Dilated [Peoples], and [Black] Thought, and all the other artists as well.”

Pharoahe’s 1999 album Internal Affairs included the song “Simon Says.”