Recent posts

UGK – Super Tight
Oct 22, 2016
See all entries

Search the magazine

Subscribe to our feed

Groove Attack magazine (RSS)
Thursday, Jan 07 2016 | 07:06
Image: 1601508 “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde” is the debut album from The Pharcyde. Released in late 1992, the album was hailed
by critics and rap fans alike. Produced entirely by J-Swift with easily some of the tightest and most inventive beats
of the era, “Bizarre Ride” features only one guest appearance, provided by little known Los Angeles rapper
Buckwheat (who would become known as “Bucwheed” from The Wascals). Released during the dominant Gangsta
Rap era of the West Coast, the music was described as “refreshing” due to its playful, light-hearted humor and lush,
jazzy production. Along with albums like “To Whom it May Concern…” by Freestyle Fellowship, and “I Wish My
Brother George Was Here” by Del tha Funkee Homosapien, “Bizarre Ride” helped establish a new alternative scene
on the West Coast followed by artists such as Hieroglyphics, The Coup and Jurassic 5.
The album featured four singles, all of which were accompanied by music videos. The group’s debut single, “Ya
Mama”, originally released in 1991, was the song that landed the group their record deal, but it failed to reach any
Billboard singles chart. Their first major exposure came with the release of the album’s second single, “Passing Me
By”. The song became the group’s biggest crossover hit and is now considered a classic Hip Hop single. The
album’s third single, “4 Better or 4 Worse”, was released in mid-1993 and featured the stoner song “Pack the Pipe”
and the throwback track “Return of the B-Boy” as its B-Side. The final single, the SlimKid solo track “Otha Fish”,
was released in late 1993.
The album was certified gold in 1996, and it’s stature has only grown since with the release constantly appearing
on Best Of lists such as the 100 Best Rap albums by The Source, Top 100 Favorite Records of The 90s by Pitchfork
and Rolling Stone’s Top 25 Hip Hop Albums as listed by Chris Rock.

A1. 4 Better Or 4 Worse (INTERLUDE)
A2. Oh Shit
A3. It’s Jiggaboo Time (SKIT)
A4. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
B1. I’m That Type Of Nigga
B2. If I Were President (SKIT)
B3. Soul Flower (Remix)
B4. On The DL
C1. Pack The Pipe (Interlude)
C2. Officer
C3. Ya Mama
C4. Passing Me By
D1. Otha Fish
D2. Quinton’s On The Way (Skit)
D3. Pack The Pipe
D4. Return Of The B-Boy Available from 05.02.2016
Need assistance?

+49 (0) 221 99075 0 phone
+49 (0) 221 99075 990 fax
Contact form

Office hours
Mon–Thu 10h–18h GMT+1
Fri 10h–17h GMT+1

Copyright © 2016 Groove Attack GmbH, Mathias-Brüggen-Str. 85, D-50829 Cologne, Germany
Imprint / Impressum / Disclaimer · Privacy Policy / Datenschutzerklärung