LA Weekly: Top 20 LA Rap Albums of All Time

by New Science on October 25, 2011

From the LA Weekly

5. The Pharcyde
Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
If gangsta rap looked at life in L.A. through a grime-caked, cracked rear window, The Pharcyde took a bird’s-eye view. Filled with jazzy horns, pianos and live drums instead of gunshots and squealing police sirens, their playful hip-hop offered an easygoing alternative to reality rap. On Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde, producer J-Swift’s beats are lushly layered, and balance well with the group’s intricate lyrics. Still, the quartet skips through an album that seems written in Crayolas and broadcast in Technicolor. –Rebecca Haithcoat

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