The Pharcyde “Drop” from the album Labcabincalifornia. Video directed by Spike Jonze.
It took three years for The Pharcyde to follow up on their debut release, Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde. Not that they didn’t keep busy in that period with supporting slots for De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest as well as a successful spot on Lollapalooza’s 1994 tour. Of course J-Swift had parted ways with the group just before the conclusion of the Bizarre Ride sessions. Rather than try to out an out replace Swift, production on Labcabincalifornia was handled by the Pharcyde’s own Bootie Brown, Fatlip and Slimkid3 along with contributions from Diamond D, M-Walk and very notably the work of a recent arrival in LA, Jay Dee aka J Dilla. The resulting project, Labcabincalifornia, maybe calmer than the group’s debut but it s no less warped with stand out cuts like “She Said”, “Drop”, and “Runnin’”. The lead single, “Drop” was supported by one of the best videos ever directed by Spike Jonze and along with the above mentioned singles propelled solid sales on Labcabincalifornia ultimately securing it’s own position in the pantheon of must have records.
“If Labcabincalifornia came out today, boasting production by J Dilla on seven out of 17 tracks would be a big deal…” – Complex Magazine
03 Groupie Therapy
05 She Said
07 Somethin’ That Means Somethin’
08 All Live
10 Hey You
12 It’s All Good!
13 Moment In Time
14 The Hustle
15 Little D
16 Devil Music
17 The E.N.D.
Music video by The Pharcyde performing Drop. (C) 2017 The Bicycle Music Company, Inc. Distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.