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