Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
Everybody knows “Passing Me By” and some people might remember that one time that Fatlip was on Jackass, but far less people are acquainted with Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde, Pharcyde’s debut album that preceded their better-known work with Dilla in ’95.
Producer J-Swift (who later broke from Pharcyde after claiming that he wasn’t properly compensated for his work) laced the group with his own palette of infectious rhythms for the West Coast rappers to get silly over. The album finds Bootie Brown, Imani, Slimkid3 and Fatlip spilling their rambunctious but loveable antics onto songs about messing with girls and making fun of other crews. This and Labcabincalifornia are slamming pieces of work that Spotify just isn’t as fun without.