Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] [2 LP/3 12

Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] [2 LP/3 12"]

by The PharcydeThe Pharcyde

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Special Edition / Anniversary Edition)

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Overview

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 freeform 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 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde was released in 2017, featuring the original album remastered on two LPs pressed on translucent blue and yellow vinyl, plus the 12" singles "Ya Mama," "Otha Fish," and "Passin' Me By" pressed on black vinyl and housed in replica picture sleeves. The overall set featured a foldout package and new liner notes by Jeff Weiss.]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2017
Label: Craft Recordings
UPC: 0888072029026
catalogNumber: 17

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. 4 Better or 4 Worse (Interlude)
  2. Oh Shit!
  3. It's Jiggaboo Time (Skit)
  4. 4 Better or 4 Worse
  5. I'm That Type of Nigga
  6. If I Were President (Skit)
  7. Soul Flower
  8. On the DL

Disc 2

  1. Pack the Pipe (Interlude)
  2. Officer
  3. Ya Mama
  4. Passin' Me By
  5. Otha Fish
  6. Quinton's on the Way (Skit)
  7. Pack the Pipe
  8. Return of the B-Boy

Disc 3

  1. Ya Mama
  2. Ya Mama
  3. I'm That Type of Nigga
  4. Soul Flower

Disc 4

  1. Passin' Me By
  2. Passin' Me By
  3. Passin' Me By
  4. Pork
  5. Pork
  6. Pork

Disc 5

  1. Otha Fish
  2. Otha Fish
  3. Otha Fish
  4. Otha Fish
  5. Passin' Me By

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pharcyde   Primary Artist

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