July 23, 2024


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 crew The Pharcyde‘s groundbreaking 1992 debut album Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (quoted as Kanye West’s favorite album), has released a three-CD box set featuring instrumentals and remixes to commemorate its 20-year anniversary. Original members Fatlip and Slimkid3 have also re-joined forces with Bizarre Ride producers J-Sw!ft and L.A. Jay for Bizarre Ride Live, a series of shows where they perform the entire album…

Go to BizarreRideLive.com for more information.

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