Posts Tagged ‘the pharcyde’

Take It Personal – West Coast Classics II

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Episode 15 is the 2nd installment of our West Coast Classics. This XL edition features tributes to Ice Cube, The Pharcyde, Cypress Hill, Freestyle Fellowship, House of Pain, Dilated Peoples and the entire Bay Area. We got joints from Jayo Felony, Spice 1, Mac Dre, Too $hort, RBL Posse, Luniz, Andre Nickatina, 2Pac, Tha Dogg Pound, Defari, Planet Asia, DJ Quik, E-40, Dr. Dre & Ras Kass to name a few. This episode clocks in at 4 1/2 hours, so make sure you listen in its entirety, because before you know it, WCC III drops this October!

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The Pharcdye – 1993 Freestyle

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

As long as I’m on another mini Pharcyde kick, DJ Step One hit me with this Pharcyde freestyle over the weekend.

This time it’s an 8 minute freestyle session from the Kiss FM Rap Show. The sound is a little rough, but what do you expect from an almost 20 year old tape recording?



Chris Read “Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (Official 20th Anniversary Mixtape)”

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

To mark the twentieth anniversary of Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde, DJ Chris Read from the UK put together this special mixtape for O.G. West Coast label Delicious Vinyl.

Good write up over at Wax Poetics.

Track List:
1) The Pharcyde – Ya Mama (Instrumental)
2) Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
3) Marvin Gaye – Since I Had You (Loop)
4) The Pharcyde – Interview (1992)
5) The Pharcyde – Otha Fish (Acapella)
6) The Pharcyde – Otha Fish (LA Jay Remix)
7) The Pharcyde – Otha Fish (Instrumental)
8) Herbie Mann – Today
9) The Pharcyde – Pack the Pipe
10) Herbie Mann – Bijou
11) Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced (Loop)
12) Quincy Jones – Summer in the City
13) The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By (Acapella)
14) Melvin Bliss – Synthetic Substitution (Loop)
15) Roy Ayers – The Third Eye
16) The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By (Fly As Pie Mix)
17) Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stills – Season of the Witch
18) The Soul Children – I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To
19) The Pharcyde – Ya Mama (J Swift Remix)
20) The Pharcyde – Ya Mama (Acapella)
21) The Pharcyde – Ya Mama (Kenny Dope Remix) (Loop)
22) Stanley Cowell – Travelin’ Man
23) The Pharcyde – On the DL (Instrumental)
24) The Pharcyde – On the DL
25) James Brown – Funky Drummer
26) The Pharcyde – Officer
27) Donald Byrd – Beale Street
28) The Pharcyde – Oh Shit (Instrumental)
29) The Pharcyde – Soul Flower (Remix Acapella)
30) The Pharcyde – Soul Flower (Remix Instrumental)
31) Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick – The Show (Instrumental)
32) The Pharcyde – Return of the B-Boy
33) The JBs – Rockin’ Watergate (Loop)
34) The Pharcyde – 4 Better or 4 Worse (Acapella)

Thanks King!


The Pharcyde “J-Sw!ft Re-Licks by vaporized”

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Another T.R.O.Y. exclusive by the blend king, vaporized. This time vapo took Pharcyde accapellas and laid them over different J-Sw!ft beats. I know that this project was a little harder to complete than some of his others, he gave up several times and nearly scrapped it. I’m glad he didn’t.

The Pharcyde “J-Sw!ft Re-Licks by vaporized”
01 Pharcyde Is Coming (Intro)
02 Soulflower (J-Sw!ft ‘Things I Hate’ Blend)
03 Runnin’ (J-Sw!ft ‘Can’t Live With It’ Blend)
04 Ya Mama (J-Sw!ft ‘What We Have Here’ Blend)
05 Trust (J-Sw!ft ‘ADIDAS’ Blend)
06 It Ain’t Nothin’ Like (J-Sw!ft ‘Womens Lib’ Blend)
07 Otha Fish (J-Sw!ft ‘It Gets No Reala’ Blend)
08 Get Down (J-Sw!ft ‘Clown With My Crew’ Blend)
09 Passin’ Me By (J-Sw!ft ‘Takin Hoes’ Blend)
10 4 Better Or 4 Worse (J-Sw!ft ‘I Know You Want It’ Blend)
11 Let It Go (J-Sw!ft ‘Can’t Get None’ Blend)



Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde (full album)

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

I was excited by the first “single” and today he dropped the whole album. It does not dissapoint.

“Join Gummy Soul’s Amerigo Gazaway as he embarks on a 55 minute “Quest to The Pharcyde”. Utilizing the original Jazz, Soul and Funk recordings sampled throughout A Tribe Called Quest’s extensive catalogue, Gazaway recreates classic productions – pairing his reinterpreted instrumentals with select vocals from West Coast “golden era” favorites, The Pharcyde.”


01. Tour Guide
02. Runnin’
03. Ya Mama And Stuff
04. Soul Flower (We’ve Got)
05. Bonita Keeps On Passin’ Me By
06. Otha Otha Fish
07. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
08. Award Tour Guide
09. Trust, Part II
10. It Ain’t Nothing Like (feat. Kriminul)
11. Interlude
12. Lyrics 2 Let It Go
13. Doin’ Time (Sublime feat. The Pharcyde)
14. Pharcyde of The Moon (Bizarre Tribe feat. Black Moon)

Amerigo Gazaway made the instrumentals available too.



Pete Rock “Delicious Vinyl 25th Anniversary Mix”

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Not sure how this mix has gone unnoticed for this long.

“The Stussy x Delicious Vinyl Collection celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the LA-based record label. The minor label started in the late 80s and became a major figure in the evolution of hip-hop through the early 90s with acts such as The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, Tone Loc, The Whoridas, Young MC and Brand New Heavies. They continue to maintain working relationships with these early artists and also support the next generation of musical talent including Dom Kennedy and Casey Veggies.”

Thanks to the King for the link. And check out the full line of Stussy x Delicious Vinyl shirts HERE.


Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde (Gummy Soul)

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Found this waiting in my InBox this morning. I have high hopes for this project, especially since the Fela Soul album was incredibly dope.

Here’s what Gummy Soul has to say:

“As we approach the one year anniversary of 2011′s award winning Fela Soul release, we’re pleased to give you a sampling from Amerigo Gazaway’s upcoming mashup project, “Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde”. Utilizing the original Jazz, Soul and Funk recordings sampled throughout A Tribe Called Quest’s extensive catalogue, Gazaway recreates classic productions – pairing his reinterpreted instrumentals with select vocals from West Coast “golden era” favorites, The Pharcyde.”

Release Date: 9.13.2012


Download the first single from Bizarre Tribe – Runnin’


The Pharcyde “Phriday Phun Pack #12”

Friday, May 11th, 2012

And just like that, it’s already been 12 weeks and time to wrap this series up. Along the way I’ve learned a few things. One, I always thought Slim Kid Tre and Fatlip were my favorite members. And maybe they were from the Bizarre Ride time period. But though this process I have certainly gained an incredible appreciation for Booty Brown and Imani. Two, I just have to accept that Bizzare Ride came along at just the right point in my life. No matter how badly I want a reunion or some new recording sessions to happen, Bizzare Ride will never be duplicated. Three, that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Four guys, four different styles, one incredible group. Plus tons of incredible producers! J-Sw!ft, LA JAY, Jay Dee and Buckwild just to name a few. And let’s not forget Quinton. He’s on his way with another J. And everything’s ok.

Here’s the final breakdown. A dope Nu-Mark remix that popped up as a b-side during the RMXXOLOGY release. Was it just not submitted in time to make the album cut? Second, I picked up this beautiful instrumental in 2006 but only recently found out that it got the full remix treatment with vocals. In the #3 position is a real treat. The “Soul Flower (Bare Bones Edit)” track is a far-from-polished project that will never be finished. Originally planned as a five song series to go with the recent “Singles Collection” box set, this remix of sorts was built using the original multitrack and it never made it past the concept stage. It was created by breaking down the beat from its dense layers into separate parts, using only one section at a time (hence the ‘bare bones’ nickname). Nothing new was added except for a few echo filters, but the powers that be weren’t feeling the idea so it got scrapped before the other four edits were begun. Next is some more Spaceboy Boogie X who has made a few appearances throughout this series. And the last track is a Mick Boogie special. From what I can remember, it was a mash-up he did after working on the promo mix for Peter Bjorn and John. And unusual pairing that he more than pulls off.

Phriday Phun Pack #12
01 The Pharcyde-4 Better Or 4 Worse (DJ Nu-Mark Remix) (2008)
02 Visioneers feat. The Pharcyde-Runnin’ (Visioneers Remix) (2007)
03 The Pharcyde-Soul Flower (Bare Bones Edit) (2011)
04 Spaceboy Boogie X feat. Booty Brown-Back & Forth (2008)
05 The Pharcyde & Peter Bjorn and John-Nothing To Pass By (Mick Boogie Mix) (2009)


And who knows, if I find more quality material down the road I’d be happy to put some more packs together.


The Pharcyde “Phriday Phun Pack #11”

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Here we go again. 2nd to last pack and I hope that everyone has been enjoying this series. First up is a SoundCloud gem from DJ Phaze (what’s up Perth?) followed by another solo track from Bootie Brown, different spelling than usual, then a collabo with a former NFL wide receiver from the Carolina Panthers. Next we come to the mystery instrumental. This one popped up on  a cd single back in 2000 and I always assumed it would have been used on Lip’s album, had it not be delayed for 5 years. Or maybe it was just an extra beat from Edy Crahp who produced a couple other tracks for Fatlip. And taking the #5 slot is nice vinyl only remix coming out of Hyogo, Japan.

Suggestions are always welcome, pheel phree to leave a comment. Although time is running out.

Phriday Phun Pack #11
01 The Pharcyde-Passin By Clarence Reid (itsphizzle remix) (2011?)
02 Bootie Brown-I Smoke (2003)
03 The Pharcyde & Raghib “Rocket” Ismail-Gotcha Lookin’ (1996)
04 Fatlip-Edy’s Groove (Instrumental) (2000)
05 The Pharcyde-Runnin’ (Remix by Shin-Ski of Martiangang) (2010)



The Pharcyde “Phriday Phun Pack #10”

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Not too much to say about this pack. Leading off is another excellent find on SoundCloud. Artistix was kind enough to give me a nice quality file to share with everyone. He also gave me a few suggestions for what else he’d like to hear in the pack. If you like this remix, check out his other work HERE. A solo track from Imani, I don’t know about you but I’d like to hear more from Citizen Strange. A remix off the “Plain Rap” album by Scram Jones (nice list of projects he’s worked on) and another solo track, this time from Booty Brown. Rounding it out is a remix from DJ DUS (aka DJ Dusty Olivera). Not the strongest remix I’ve ever heard, but an incredibly infectious beat that has kept this remix in my rotation for years now.

Suggestions are always welcome, pheel phree to leave a comment.

Phriday Phun Pack #10
01 The Pharcyde-Ya Mama (Artistix Remix) (2006)
02 Imani as Citizen Strange-Strange (2001)
03 The Pharcyde feat. Black Thought-Network (Scram Jones Remix) (2001)
04 Booty Brown-Dorothy (Poor Dorothy Mix) (2002)
05 The Pharcyde-Passin’ Me Cumbia (DJ DUS Remix) (2008)