TVD Radar: Bizarre
Ride II The Pharcyde

25th anniversary vinyl edition in stores 11/17

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Out November 17 via Craft Recordings, comes one of the greatest and most celebrated hip-hop albums of all time, The Pharcyde’s Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde.

The album will be available in Deluxe 25th Anniversary Vinyl (original album on 2LPs + 3 12″ singles) and 2CD (original album, plus a full disc of bonus material) with audio remastered by Dave Cooley (J Dilla, Madvillain, Madlib) at Elysian Masters and will include non-album tracks, remixes, and rarities. New liner notes by leading music journalist and author Jeff Weiss (Passion of the Weiss, LA Weekly) to round out the package. Standard versions of the original album with remastered audio will also be available on vinyl and cassette.

Critically acclaimed as an absolute classic of the alternative hip-hop genre, it has shipped over a million units worldwide and garnered the group justifiable comparisons to De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. The definition of a crossover record, outlets ranging from Pitchfork to The Source have hailed it as one of the greatest albums ever made. NME calls it “…a cartoon-strip of blunt-smoking antics, sexual innuendo and unashamed political incorrectness, crammed with infectious beats.”

Listening to Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde 25 years after its release, its sense of timeliness is unmistakable. Every song on the album inverts a hoary hip-hop cliché. With classics like “Oh Shit,” “Otha Fish,” “Ya’ Mama,” and the now-ubiquitous #1 hit “Passin’ Me By,” Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde remains essential and enduringly unique—a rite of passage for any serious hip-hop head.

In support of the release, WhoSampled have teamed up with Craft Recordings to present an interactive album experience to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde, to tell the story of this iconic group and showcase their lasting effect on popular music. Delve into the story of the album, check out archival photos and press material, and explore the samples that compose the smash hit “Passin’ Me By” via infographics, interactive features, and a Spotify playlist.

TRACK LISTING:
25TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE (2LP + 3 12″)
LP 1

A1. 4 Better Or 4 Worse (Interlude)
A2. Oh Shit
A3. It’s Jigaboo Time (Skit)
A4. 4 Better Or 4 Worse

B1. I’m That Type Of Nigga
B2. If I Were President (Skit)
B3. Soul Flower (Remix)
B4. On The DL

LP 2
A1. Pack The Pipe (Interlude)
A2. Officer
A3. Ya Mama
A4. Passin’ Me By

B1. Otha Fish
B2. Quinton’s On The Way (Skit)
B3. Pack The Pipe
B4. Return Of The B-Boy

“YA MAMA” 12″
A1. Ya Mama (Murphy Mix)
A2. Ya Mama (Cosby Mix)

B1. I’m That Type Of Nigga
B2. Soul Flower (Remix)

“PASSIN’ ME BY” 12″
A1. Passin’ Me By (Video Remix)
A2. Passin’ Me By (Video Instrumental)
A3. Passin’ Me By (Acpella)

B1. Pork
B2. Pork (Cosby Edit)
B3. Pork (Instrumental)

“OTHA FISH” 12″
A1. Video Edit
A2. L.A. Jay Remix
A3. Video Edit Inst.

B1. The Angel Remix
B2. Passin’ Me By (Fly As Pie Mix)

25TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE (2CD)
DISC 1

1. 4 Better Or 4 Worse (Interlude)
2. Oh Shit
3. It’s Jigaboo Time (Skit)
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. Passin’ Me By
13. Otha Fish
14. Quinton’s On The Way (Skit)
15. Pack The Pipe
16. Return Of The B-Boy

BONUS TRACKS
DISC 2

1. Pork
2. Panty Raid
3. Live @ Dodger Stadium
4. Ya Mama (Murphy Mix)
5. Ya Mama (J-Swift Mix)
6. Passin’ Me By (Fly As Pie Mix)
7. Passin’ Me By (Instrumental)
8. Otha Fish (L.A. Jay Remix)
9. Otha Fish (The Angel Remix)
10. Soul Flower (Dogs Bollocks Remix)
11. I’m That Type Of Nigga (Straight Up Faded Mix)
12. Passin’ Me By (Acapella)
13. Ya Mama (Acapella)
14. Otha Fish (Acapella)
15. Soul Flower (Remix) (Acapella)
16. 4 Better or 4 Worse (Acapella)

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