TH1RT3EN: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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Abby O'Neill | January 18, 2021
TH1RT3EN, an irreverent and inflammatory new trio conceived by hip-hop star and lyrical savage Pharoahe Monch, has been in the works for five years. Co-conspirators include Daru Jones, a monster on the drums best known for his work with Jack White, and guitar mercenary Marcus Machado. Both the moniker and supergroup were born out of a frustration with the veneer of American society that underestimates the darkness of white supremacy.
"I knew 5 years ago where we headed," Monch shared over the phone. "Sure, we've always done socially and politically aware music, but I'm tired of this "love will win" nonsense. Love may be the most powerful vibrating force, but consciousness is spreading and it's impossible not to be more aware of the evil that has kept the world in complete darkness. TH1RT3EN is the musical personification of me and my comrades at combat."
Shot in a padded "panic" room, this Tiny Desk (home) concert reflects the rage felt by this three-man battalion of rhythm and verbal artillery, shattering genre boundaries in the process. While TH1RT3EN recorded this set in August 2020, as evidenced by Monch's interlude, this four-song set still channels the discontent outside our windows today.
"The Magician"
"Cult 45"
Pharoahe Monch: vocals
Marcus Machado: guitar
Daru Jones: drums
Video: Get a Grip Productions, Arianna Thibodeau, Rashad Frett, Josh Therriault
Audio: King of Chill
Producer: Abby O'Neill
Video Producer: Maia Stern
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame, Morgan Noelle Smith
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann


  1. Adile Leorne
    Adile Leorne
    3 dagen geleden

    Yo, Monch sick af. I wanna catch what he got!

  2. Lafemmebear Music
    Lafemmebear Music
    3 dagen geleden

    Well, this leaves an indelible impression for sure. 🐻🙌🏾

  3. K G
    K G
    5 dagen geleden

    This whole album is stupendous 🔥🔥

  4. Joshua Mabota
    Joshua Mabota
    7 dagen geleden


  5. Cevon Smith
    Cevon Smith
    7 dagen geleden

    This is the real GOAT

  6. Master Vader
    Master Vader
    8 dagen geleden

    I've always liked Pharaoh since back in the day! he was one of the only dudes to use lots of melodies in his raps even attempt to sing but in a very unique way. This ensemble compliments his style so well! the musicians he got weave so organically it's so calculated just pure artistry! i know people are feeling this cuz it's REAL.

  7. SlowPitchSound
    10 dagen geleden


  8. D Southall
    D Southall
    10 dagen geleden


  9. Andrew Leeson
    Andrew Leeson
    12 dagen geleden

    Reference to skin that keeps your organs inside your body must be relaxed it’s boring

    1. Andrew Leeson
      Andrew Leeson
      12 dagen geleden

      We were the wildest cats upon the scene what not

  10. Jesse D
    Jesse D
    13 dagen geleden

    How does this not have a million views? These guys are amazing!

  11. nashboro
    14 dagen geleden

    I've just heard my favorite band! 👊🏾🤘🏾

    14 dagen geleden

    This is hip hop rock what I want 2 hear

  13. Sat12
    14 dagen geleden

    The bassline in the first song seems to come from the group 'Yes' song song is called "Roundabout" (time 3:25 in the Yes song)

  14. xebio6
    14 dagen geleden

    Needs louder guitar

  15. Lamont Williams
    Lamont Williams
    14 dagen geleden

    TH1RT3EN IS PURE 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  16. Omara 13ey
    Omara 13ey
    14 dagen geleden


  17. VaHio Slim
    VaHio Slim
    15 dagen geleden

    Really feeling Daru's approach to drumming🔥

  18. Kevin Bomberry
    Kevin Bomberry
    15 dagen geleden

    This is the greatest thing I've ever witnessed.

  19. One Two
    One Two
    15 dagen geleden

    Musical , Lyrical, Theatrical .... Pharaoh Monch is sooooo innovative ! Dope drummer , dope guitar player , dope mc ! This project should go Platinum !!!!! I've been a fan since Organized Confusion . ...

  20. Dokta Strange
    Dokta Strange
    15 dagen geleden

    PHAROAH!!! pure artistry, always a Master MC, love is love, love, and I love it!!

  21. Beth Christenson
    Beth Christenson
    15 dagen geleden

    The synergy is AMAZIN

  22. Beth Christenson
    Beth Christenson
    15 dagen geleden

    drums are amazing too... love it

  23. Rodrigo Cortes
    Rodrigo Cortes
    15 dagen geleden

    Oye weon los weones wenos weón oh!!🔥🔥🔥

  24. Ricky Retardo
    Ricky Retardo
    16 dagen geleden

    America is "afraid" of BLM because BLM destroyed half the country last summer. Don't forget.

  25. davidtranslated
    16 dagen geleden

    This is such a phenomenal performance. It was a blessing to see Monch perform at the Kennedy Center just before the pandemic. I will cherish that moment forever!

  26. James Viice
    James Viice
    18 dagen geleden

    3 times more OD's than Covid Deaths SF.........get a clue

    1. James Viice
      James Viice
      18 dagen geleden

      Pharohe Munich

    2. James Viice
      James Viice
      18 dagen geleden

      just a splash of hatred... RITUAL dudes

  27. Alexander Robinson
    Alexander Robinson
    19 dagen geleden

    This was so dope👽🪐💥✊👏from HOODMETAL BRO#1...(13)🤎🖤

  28. Fukushu Official
    Fukushu Official
    19 dagen geleden

    Such an inspiration 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  29. wrekzo2012
    19 dagen geleden

    Mans on drums is a BEAST!

  30. nishant patel
    nishant patel
    21 dag geleden

    Emcees Emcee...

  31. Raye Of Rainn
    Raye Of Rainn
    22 dagen geleden

    Th3rteen rocks so hard! Thank you npr tiny desk for the introduction! ❣

  32. KiN CAMELL
    22 dagen geleden

    Much Gratitude

  33. Alex Leighton
    Alex Leighton
    23 dagen geleden

    sick... saw Pharoahe Monch live here in Auckland quite a few years ago and he was amazing!

  34. Jay Flipp
    Jay Flipp
    23 dagen geleden

    This is what the 🌎 needs to hear right now!!

  35. Pradeep Mariappan
    Pradeep Mariappan
    23 dagen geleden

    Drummer got me turnt

  36. Baby Boo
    Baby Boo
    23 dagen geleden

    This version should be on spotify.

  37. Anal Eyes Analyze Anal Lies
    Anal Eyes Analyze Anal Lies
    24 dagen geleden

    The band is fire, too, you guys.

  38. Ruby Rayne
    Ruby Rayne
    25 dagen geleden

    Daru Jones! I saw him on SNL when Jack White played and I fell in love! And Monch is my man.

  39. Rik van leeuwen
    Rik van leeuwen
    26 dagen geleden

    Freaking awesome performance!! Hope to see you guys perform live some day soon! Great sound on all 3of you! ❤️

  40. yandel toro
    yandel toro
    26 dagen geleden

    Blues, rocknroll , lyricisms. Conscious mind .

  41. Pat Patterson
    Pat Patterson
    27 dagen geleden


  42. American Citizen
    American Citizen
    27 dagen geleden

    When it comes to rocking the mic, Pharaohe is number 1 no questions asked!

  43. Niklas von Werne
    Niklas von Werne
    29 dagen geleden

    Daru Jones in the building!!

  44. Guajiro
    29 dagen geleden

    I like it.

  45. Pay Me No Mind
    Pay Me No Mind
    Maand geleden

    This Covid is messing up a potentially great tour!!! This project needs to be performed live somewhere. A lot. Great thing there's a lot of exorcising that needs to be done, and the album is timeless!

    Maand geleden

    4:30 been legendary

  47. David Seraphin
    David Seraphin
    Maand geleden

    This Album is beyond GENIUS🔥🔥🔥 The music., the lyrics., the guitar riffs., the roaring bass lines., the production alone!!! Thank you Thirteen 💯

  48. RanchoBurger
    Maand geleden

    So good

  49. JBIT Medpro
    JBIT Medpro
    Maand geleden

    🔥all day long!

  50. Alfredo Tomas
    Alfredo Tomas
    Maand geleden

    Pharoahe 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  51. Curt McGirt
    Curt McGirt
    Maand geleden

    Need Zach De La Rocha on the remix to fight ✊🏾💪🏾🙏🏾 Wishful thinking.

  52. Curt McGirt
    Curt McGirt
    Maand geleden

    Wish they would've did exorcism

  53. Curt McGirt
    Curt McGirt
    Maand geleden

    When funkadelic meets god level emceeing...

  54. Clayton Kusaj
    Clayton Kusaj
    Maand geleden

    Wow the guitar player is doing a riff from Yes Roundabout in the first song. They rock.

  55. Schuylker
    Maand geleden

    That's a whole body high right there!!! I want to be in front of those Marshall's in a big way. 1️⃣3️⃣▶️

  56. Tiffany p. M.b.
    Tiffany p. M.b.
    Maand geleden


  57. murrth
    Maand geleden


  58. jahchannah
    Maand geleden

    Y’all are incredible...I love it!

  59. Who Are You? Suka!
    Who Are You? Suka!
    Maand geleden

    This is killer! Saw a clip on Instagram and been streaming the album, can't wait till I get paid to cop the vjnyl

  60. bruce banner
    bruce banner
    Maand geleden

    he must be catering to white fans with school shooting and satanic rhymes

  61. psysword
    Maand geleden

    Is this what my tax money is funding? Maybe NPR should be defunded.

  62. Widowshijo
    Maand geleden

    Prostrate On bended Knee ............................................. Hierophant Monch Chi, Chi!!!!!!

  63. Dan Ramirez
    Dan Ramirez
    Maand geleden

    Simon says listen the f**k up!

  64. Unicron 8 Soundwave 7
    Unicron 8 Soundwave 7
    Maand geleden


  65. Fabrice Mouegha
    Fabrice Mouegha
    Maand geleden

    You can't talk about Eminem When the Pharoea is still alive lyrical miracles in flesh full of substance for your souls!!!

  66. Josh Allen
    Josh Allen
    Maand geleden

    Fudge Pudge. Best MC ever.

  67. Adam McHugh
    Adam McHugh
    Maand geleden

    Pharoahe Monch wrote the single greatest lyrical line of all time: "Im intellectual, pass more essays than motorcade police parades through east L.A" The speech on the lad!

  68. Sam Placzek
    Sam Placzek
    Maand geleden


  69. Terry Lewis
    Terry Lewis
    Maand geleden

    Dope MC....Dope Music=REAL HIP HOP

  70. Lee Roy-EL 777
    Lee Roy-EL 777
    Maand geleden

    We Need A Pharoahe Monch & BlackThought joint Album.. "Pharoahe-Thought" ✊🏾♥️🖤💚🎶🎶🎶

  71. Matt Crane
    Matt Crane
    Maand geleden


  72. The Forgetful Lion
    The Forgetful Lion
    Maand geleden

    monch one of the best to ever do it

  73. Rhee Laksa
    Rhee Laksa
    Maand geleden

    I love Pharaohe but BLM is a scam!

  74. Cory Y.
    Cory Y.
    Maand geleden

    Doesn't need to be said, but Pharoahe Monch is top 5 all time most talented rappers living or dead.

  75. Valentino Lee
    Valentino Lee
    Maand geleden

    I can see P.O.S with Pharaoh!!! Absolutely beautiful, powerful, cleansing and artistic sound that's hard to describe!!! WOW salute to Th1rt3en from New Mexico 505 loves Mouch since his O.K days back in the early 90's

  76. Frode Veungen
    Frode Veungen
    Maand geleden

    wow this really great :)

  77. Sudan Blackamoor
    Sudan Blackamoor
    Maand geleden

    This was beautiful brotha simply beautiful!

  78. Sudan Blackamoor
    Sudan Blackamoor
    Maand geleden

    My top 5 fsho

  79. Robert
    Maand geleden

    I hate that drum setup so much.

  80. phillip thompson
    phillip thompson
    Maand geleden

    Holy Rage against the Machine vibes here. These cats are laying it down. I'm totally feeling it.

  81. Sam Spence
    Sam Spence
    Maand geleden

    Proof that 2021 will be better than 2020

  82. Jellyfish Soundz
    Jellyfish Soundz
    Maand geleden


  83. Spencer Brown
    Spencer Brown
    Maand geleden

    The fn pharoah's has spoken... about FM time. This is real rap ppl

  84. Martins Mamis
    Martins Mamis
    Maand geleden

    TH1RT3EN Ohh my gosh !! Mind indeed !! WE NEED TRUE MUSIC ART..

    Maand geleden

    i’ve been here consecutively for the last week... tbc

  86. OriginalKaramelKing
    Maand geleden

    Top 5 Pharoahe Monch Black Thought Mighty Mos Def MF DOOM Talib Kweli Convince me otherwise?

  87. Southern Quill
    Southern Quill
    Maand geleden

    Griot. Lyricism Matters... Black musicianship does too. So many layers and nuances to unpack-Definitely gonna have to watch twice. This was immersive. Beautifully done fellas 👏🏾🖤✨

    1. John Bear
      John Bear
      7 dagen geleden

      he is like a griot! i get a very cool african-poet/post-industrial-bluesman vibe from this

  88. Matthias Dallas 2020
    Matthias Dallas 2020
    Maand geleden

    pharoahe is fire salute

  89. HaTom
    Maand geleden

    Where's the sound engineer?

  90. The Trend
    The Trend
    Maand geleden

    You guys WHEW!

  91. Timeless music
    Timeless music
    Maand geleden

    Loving these songs dope what a treat love this band you found a new fan

  92. Brews & Reviews : Hip-Hop & Hops
    Brews & Reviews : Hip-Hop & Hops
    Maand geleden

    Listen to that flow on the 2nd verse of Magician! This is live. No studio tricks! That's why Pharoahe is the GOAT with the flow.

  93. CANGA anton
    CANGA anton
    Maand geleden

    DOPE! 👊🏻

    Maand geleden


  95. Patrick ACHDJIAN
    Patrick ACHDJIAN
    Maand geleden

    Dingue. Comme l'album. Le feu. So good

  96. Jophlo TheArtist
    Jophlo TheArtist
    Maand geleden

    Pure Genius. Iconic. Queen NY, STAND UP💪🏽

  97. amerikarma
    Maand geleden

    G0LD !!

  98. Clonefall
    Maand geleden

    I F%$#^& love this. These lyrics and RATM-like overdriven guitar grooves...and Jones on the drums, right? The title of the album, lyrical content, and overall message perfectly match up with current events and it makes you want to smash something, swear loudly, and hug someone. I want a hi-res live version of this Tiny Desk on an EP and the full LP, congrats on a brilliant album.

  99. Andrey Shabalin
    Andrey Shabalin
    Maand geleden

    Стиль Друммера, нормуль!Ъ

  100. Timothy Street
    Timothy Street
    Maand geleden

    I’m a better person for having this...!!!