The Pharcyde's 1992 debut came out during the golden era of hip hop ('87 - '96), so a lot of the stuff coming out was classic or close to it. This crew of b-boys came out of Cali with a sound that wasn't gangsta. In fact, it was quite the opposite. These cats was funny, and they could rhyme with the best of them. All of the beats were supplied by J-Swift (except "Otha Fish") who supplied The Pharcyde with a sound that was as different as they were. They each had their own distinct rhyme style too, particularly Slim Kid Tre's standout harmonic yet laid back flow. But that's not to downplay Fat Lip's nerd-like admissions that also complimented Imani and Bootie Brown to perfection. If you're just getting into Pharcyde, you should go cop this if you haven't already. It's not quite a classic, but it comes pretty close to it. It's definitely essential listening for any hip hop head.
Personal Favorites: On The D.L., Soul Flower (Remix), Ya Mama, Passing Me By, Otha Fish, Return Of The B Boy (My Favorite), & Officer