Pharoahe Monch celebrated the 20th anniversary of his solo debut, Internal Affairs, with a free SummerStage show on Thursday night (6/20) at Brooklyn's Herbert Von King Park. Monch performed most of the album, including "Behind Closed Doors," "Queens," "Right Here," "The Truth," "No Mercy," and "Simon Says." Monch also brought out his former Organized Konfusion parter Prince Po for Internal Affairs' "God Send" and then Po stuck around to perform OK's 1994 single "Stress." The final song of the night was "The Light," and Monch asked for the stage and overhead lights to be shut off and asked for the crowd to hold up lighters and their phones instead.

Talib Kweli was billed as a special guest but sadly didn't make it due to being stuck in LA. DJ Boogie Blind of X-Ecutioners did a short DJ set before Monch came out and then backed him for the set. The evening began with a DJ set from Miss Mocha Sunflower the Rhythm Goddess. Photos from the whole SummerStage show are in the gallery above and you can stream Internal Affairs below.


photos by Edwina Hay

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