11 July 2012
THE PHARCYDE: Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (Expanded Edition) (2012)
According to the PR this is Kanye West’s “favorite album of all time.” But don’t let hamster-cheeks’ seal of approval put you off, The Pharcyde’s Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde is actually one of the greatest west coast hip-hop albums of all time, if not one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time – hence this twentieth anniversary re-release.
But just why is it so great? Well – where do you want to start? Producer J Sw!ft’s fatback beats, and rich jazz and soul loops? The psychedelic loony-ness of the vocals that formed a counterpart to the west coast gangsta sound giving the Pharcyde a similar role to De La Soul on…READ FULL POST @ MONKEYBOXING.COM