Delicious Vinyl releases three-CD box set of Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde for 20-year anniversary
The Pharcyde was one of my greatest influences to almost every MC I used to cipher with in NYC during the height of the Lyricist Lounge era NY underground scene. They offered a style of Hip Hop that was playful, lyricial and sarcastic over the West Coast version of the ‘Boom Bap’ as we called it in NY. The group offered another aspect of what it meant to be “West Coast” to balance out the Gangsta ‘G-Funk’ sound that came to dominate and define ‘West Coast Hip Hop’. Pharcyde gave us another “cyde” of music to vibe with.
Delicious Vinyl, the label that released Cali rap crewÂ The Pharcyde‘s groundbreaking 1992 debut albumÂ Bizarre Ride II The PharcydeÂ (quoted asÂ Kanye West’s favorite album), has released aÂ three-CD box setÂ featuring instrumentals and remixes to commemorate its 20-year anniversary. Original membersÂ FatlipÂ andÂ Slimkid3Â have alsoÂ re-joined forces withÂ Bizarre RideÂ producersÂ J-Sw!ftÂ andÂ L.A. JayÂ forÂ Bizarre Ride Live, a series of shows where they perform the entire album…
Go toÂ BizarreRideLive.comÂ for more information.
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