Rapper Pharoahe Monch has been fighting a secret battle with chronic asthma since he was a baby.
The hip-hop star has gone public with his health struggle after documenting his condition in the lyrics of his new single Still Standing, and he reveals he was diagnosed with the illness at just 13 months old.
He tells XxlMag.com, "I didn’t know until I got older (that) you can’t do this or that as a kid, don’t run too fast because you might induce an asthma attack. It affects everything you do in terms of being a kid...
"I wanted to be a little bit more introspective on this song. I want to show the personal war that we go through. This is sort of a battle I deal with myself. It’s a battle for me everyday with asthma. I have to eat right, exercise and go to the gym in order to stay healthy."
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Thousands of residents in Queensland have been left homeless after the country was hit by some of its worst floods in history and at least 19 lives have been lost in the disaster.
The two hip-hop stars have witnessed the devastation first-hand while on tour Down Under and they have decided to chip in to boost relief efforts.
Monch and Grae hit the stage on Friday night (14Jan11) to perform at the Corner Hotel in Queensland, and they will play another charity gig on 19 January (11), with all proceeds donated to the local government's Disaster Relief Appeal.
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