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Bizarre Ride II [Explicit Lyrics]

the Pharcyde Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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1. 4 Better Or 4 Worse (Interlude)
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4. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
5. I'm That Type Of Nigga
6. If I Were President (Skit)
7. Soul Flower (Remix)
8. On The DL
9. Pack The Pipe (Interlude)
10. Officer
11. Ya Mama
12. Passing Me By
13. Otha Fish
14. Quinton's On The Way (Skit)
15. Pack The Pipe
16. Return Of The B-Boy

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Like De La Soul's Three Feet High & Rising, the Pharcyde's 1992 debut came at a time when hip-hop was headed in one direction, but the group was going somewhere else entirely. A crew of spunky b-boys armed with a self-deprecating sense of humor, the Pharcyde made an album that was fresh and profoundly honest. "Ya Mama" is a clever array of mother jokes set to cartoonish beats; "On the DL" has each MC unguardedly making self-denigrating confessions (like Fat Lip admitting to masturbating--previously a hip-hop no-no); and "Passin' Me By" is an ode to hopeless crushes on unattainable women. The group's playfulness was also infused with smarts, too, most visibly on "Officer." Recorded around the time of the Rodney King verdict, the song was an indictment of racial profiling--shrouded, of course, in a comic tale that parodied Public Enemy's "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos." With animated beats from J-Swift (the West Coast version of Prince Paul) and four distinct rhyming styles, particularly Slim Kid Tre's melodiousness and Fat Lip's nerdiness, this album captures an innocence rarely seen in the music's posturing ways. It's something that this album captures forever. --Joseph Patel

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5.0 out of 5 stars Straight up classic! Jan. 7 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Always loved this album production/ lyric wise, and it still sounds frest today. If only there were still groups like this out now, then the hip hop scene wouldn't seem so lame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Album for the Pharcyde June 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
You can't go wrong with buying this classic hiphop album.
The album not only has great lyrics, but great jazzy-infused beats.
This album, in my opinion, is the first, greatest, and most consistant album by the group - the Pharcyde.
The group is also able to make their songs humerous, as well as entertaining like the track "Ya Mama", which is basically a track composed of your momma jokes. And the album has the hit "Passing Me By" on it, which had a real cool video.
Also, the album comes with a cool looking fold-out insert/poster.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential Hip Hop (4.5 Stars) May 23 2004
Format:Audio CD
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
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's called "Summer in the City" May 7 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The sample Pharcyde uses in 'Passing Me By' is called "Summer in the City" from a 1969 out-of-print Quincy Jones album entitled I Heard That. You may find this cut on some other recent releases with various artists.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All about Passin Me By April 16 2004
By phildez
Format:Audio CD
I didnt know of the Pharcyde till a few years back when i heard the lab in cab album round my mates. Well glad I did. They got such a smooth old-skool hip-hop feel and its good that theyre not talkin bout typical ghetto things. The tune that does it for me though has gotta be "Passin me by". Such a simple clever tale being told but what really does it is that sample they use, that is my single most favourite piece of music and luckily enough i have a drum and bass version of it being mixed through one of the best raves that London (UK) had ever seen so it makes the tune all the more better. If youre gonna get this album I guarantee that passin me by will be ur favourite tune on it and also one of ur favourite tunes in general
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who can tell me? April 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
Who out there knows the title of the song that Pharcyde sampled for the track "Passin me by"? I've heard snatches of this used as background music for an NPR radio show called "This American Life" It's got the same unmistakeable keyboard Hammond B3 sound, but the show never lists the name of the artist or track.
I'm dying to know. Somebody's got to know!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Passin Me By March 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
this cd makes you think laugh and have fun! everytime passin me by plays it makes me laugh not them rappin but the beat its sounds funky and funny this cd is so creative and so damn smooth a slick and .. just pick it up
Favorite Track:Passin Me By and Yo Mama
10 of 10 lyrics 10 of 10 beats
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Group Ever Feb. 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
yes sir! passin me by indeed pharcyde needs to get more recognized like organized konfusion and souls of mischeif
10 of 10 lyrics 10 of 10 beats
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