Collectives come in many forms. Anarchists, the Power Rangers, spiritual groups – you name it. But, when it comes to British rap group House of Pharaohs, there isn’t really any historical precedent. They’re not making grime. They’re not on drill, and they’re not on road, either. House of Pharaohs is an entity made up of solo artists – each of whom has their own unique tastes and personalities – who come together to create something unique.
They’ve an inspiring and intriguing prospect, with a singular, positive vision – one based around self-development as much as it is music. “Everyone here feels like they’ve got a purpose and wants to contribute something good,” explains Sam Wise. “We aim to be the best as we can as people. And so, House of Pharaohs allows people to feel other ways and express themselves individually, too. That’s our art.”