Mic Check: The Pharcyde’s Tre Hardson

On J Dilla


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Though not a household name on the level of hip-hop’s other martyr figures, for true heads, the producer James Yancey—aka Jay Dee, aka J Dilla—is a saint on par with Tupac, Biggie and Jam Ma   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Extended Q&A: Tre "Slimkid3" Hardson on Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde

A track-by-track breakdown of the most wildly fun hip-hop album of the '90s.

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On a recent afternoon, I met with Tre "Slimkid3" Hardson, de facto leader of '90s L.A. hip-hop misfits the Pharcyde and Portland transplant, on the back patio of ¿Por Que No? on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, to discuss the 20th anniversary of his group's highly influential debut album, 1992's Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde. Here is Hardson's full track-by-track breakdown. “Oh Shit” Tre Hardson: ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

A Long, Bizarre Ride

The Pharcyde’s classic debut turns 20.


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In 1992, four L.A. misfits snuck in through the backdoor of hip-hop history. As the media’s attention focused on rap’s cop killers and mean-mugging gangsters, the Pharcyde—Imani, Bootie Br   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

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