CRAFT RECORDINGS PRESENTS:
 
THE PHARCYDE: BIZARRE RIDE II THE PHARCYDE
25th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE VINYL AND CD PACKAGES
 
ORIGINAL ALBUM ALSO AVAILABLE
WITH REMASTERED AUDIO ON COLORED VINYL AND CASSETTE
 
INTERACTIVE ALBUM EXPERINECE POWERED BY WHOSAMPLED.COM
TELLS THE STORY OF ONE OF THE GREATEST,
MOST INFLUENTIAL HIP-HOP RECORDS OF ALL TIME
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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 ( preorder here ) and cassette ( preorder here ).   
 
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 clich├ę. 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 .
 
Preorder Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 25th Anniversary Edition on Amazon .
 
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)
 
 
About The Pharcyde:
The Pharcyde continues to record and perform around the world, keeping the spirit of free-flowing collaboration alive. In 2008, the Danger Mouse-produced Gorillaz smash hit "Dirty Harry," for which Pharcyde MC Bootie Brown provided the centerpiece verse, received a Grammy® nomination for best Urban/Alternative Performance, launching a long-standing association with the group. Always on the road, they continue to perform at home and abroad, racking up festival appearances and International dates, traveling overseas multiple times a year to satisfy the demands of their Japanese fanbase. For more info, visit ThePharcyde.com , PharcydeTV.com and follow @thepharcyde on Instagram .
 
Upcoming tour dates:
Saturday, Nov. 4 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Friday, Nov. 17 - Denver, CO - Ophelia's
Saturday, Nov. 18 - Denver, CO - Ophelia's
Thursday, Dec. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Novo by Microsoft **
Saturday, Jan. 6 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi's Jazz Club
 
** with Living Legends, Hieroglyphics, and Del the Funky Homosapien
 
About WhoSampled:
WhoSampled is the leading global resource for sample-based music, cover songs and remixes. It breaks down the 'music DNA' of nearly half a million songs, with continuous daily additions provided by a community of over 17,000 contributors. WhoSampled's scope and depth highlight the fundamental role that sampling and covering play in modern music across genres. With its new 'Album Experience' product, WhoSampled partners with artists and labels to highlight the impact of their catalogs on modern music. Built on a rich, user friendly, cross device platform, these experiences tap into WhoSampled's unique capabilities to tell the stories of those influential artists, albums and labels. WhoSampled is available at WhoSampled.com as well as iPhone and Android apps.
 
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