Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] [2 CD]

Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] [2 CD]

by The PharcydeThe Pharcyde

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The cover shot of a Fat Albert-ized Pharcyde roller coastering their way into a funhouse makes perfect sense, as the L.A.-based quartet introduced listeners to an uproarious vision of earthy hip-hop informed by P-Funk silliness and an everybody-on-the-mike street-corner atmosphere that highlights the incredible rapping skills of each member. With multiple voices freestyling over hilarious story-songs like "Oh Shit!," "Soul Flower," the dozens contest "Ya Mama," and even a half-serious driving-while-black critique named "Officer," Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde proved Daisy Age philosophy akin to De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest wasn't purely an East Coast phenomenon. Skits and interludes with live backing (usually just drums and piano) only enhance the free-form nature of the proceedings, and the group even succeeds when not reliant on humor, as proved by the excellent heartbreak tale "Passin' Me By." The production, by J-Sw!ft and the group, is easily some of the tightest and most inventive of any hip-hop record of the era. Though Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde could have used a few more musical hooks to draw in listeners before they begin to appreciate the amazing rapping and gifted productions, the lack of compromise reveals far greater rewards down the line. [A two-CD 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde was released in 2017, featuring remixes, instrumentals, a cappella versions, and B-sides taken from the 12" singles "Ya Mama," "Otha Fish," and "Passin' Me By."]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2017
Label: Craft Recordings
UPC: 0888072028999
catalogNumber: 16

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pharcyde   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
J-Swift   Bass,Piano,scratching,Background Vocals,fender rhodes
Leslie Cooney   Voices
Fatlip   scratching
Brandon Padilla   Background Vocals
Greg Padilla   Background Vocals
JMD   Drums
Rahsaan Kelly   Background Vocals
Cedra Walton   Voices
Bucwhead   Rap

Technical Credits

Pharcyde   Producer
Simon Bartholomew   Composer
J-Swift   Producer
Jan Kincaid   Composer
Andrew Levy   Composer
John Martinez   Composer
Derrick Stewart   Composer
Eric Sarafin   Engineer
Slim Kid 3   Producer
Doug Boehm   Engineer
DJ L.A. Jay   Producer
Phillips   Engineer
Jim Ervin   Engineer
Romye Robinson   Composer
Emandu Wilcox   Composer
Tré Hardson   Composer
Michael Ross   Executive Producer
John Barnes   Composer
James Mansfield   Engineer
Rahsaan Jackson   Composer
Quinton Howze   Composer
Jeff Weiss   Liner Notes

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