The Pharcyde Biography & News
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About The Pharcyde
They hold nicknames like "Slimkid," "Fatlip" and "Booty Brown." But along with Imani Wilcox, this quartet made up the alternative rap group Pharcyde.
Based in South Central Los Angeles, Hardson, Wilcox, and Robinson were dancers and choreographers who met on the L.A. underground club circuit in the late 1980s. Remember "In Living Color"? Chances are you saw their stint on the sketch comedy series that aired in the early 90's. It was the catalyst to all three men falling under the tutelage of Reggie Andrews, a local high school music teacher.
Pharcyde landed a deal with Delicious Vinyl in 1991, and a year later released their debut album, "Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde." The album went gold, and the group nabbed slots as a supporting act for both De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, not to mention a spot playing Lollapalooza's second stage in 1994.
The group released its second album, "Labcabincalifornia," but followed it with a five-year break --during which Stewart branched out as a solo rapper. His single, "What's Up Fatlip," became a cult hit, and he was on his own until The Pharcyde returned in late 2000 with their third album, "Plain Rap."
The group as it stands now is down to just two members -- Imani Wilcox and Bootie Brown. They were behind 2004's "Humboldt Beginnings," and have stayed busy with various projects over the last nine years. 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of their debut album, and they played the album in its entirety at a tribute show at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles.
Along with producers J-Sw!ft and L.A. Jay, Pharcyde began touring the Roxy Theater show "Bizarre Ride Live," along with MC-K Natural, and is working on new music under the moniker The Bizarre Ride.
The Pharcyde Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Sold My Soul: The Remix and Rarity Collection||2005|
|Cydeways: The Best of The Pharcyde||2001|
|Chapter One: Testing the Waters||2000|
|Technical Difficulties / Underground Sound||1999|
|Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde||1992|
Top 10 The Pharcyde Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Passing Me By||52,016||22,336|
|7||On The DL||11,437||6,445|
|8||Pack The Pipe||12,230||6,304|
|10||4 Better Or 4 Worse||10,457||5,305|
Past Tour Dates for The Pharcyde
The Pharcyde Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 02/19/2015 San Diego CA Birch North Park Theatre 02/18/2015 Santa Ana CA The Observatory
The Pharcyde Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/26/2014 Oakland CA Yoshi'S San Francisco 11/29/2014 Sydney Nsw Manning Bar 09/06/2014 Leeds Yorkshire Brudenell Social Club 09/05/2014 Glasgow Glasgow City O2 ABC 2 Glasgow 09/04/2014 London London Jazz Cafe 09/04/2014 Los Angeles CA Mayan Theatre 08/22/2014 Las Vegas NV Mirage Hotel and Casino 08/17/2014 Osaka 21 Billboard Live Osaka 08/15/2014 Tokyo 13 Billboard Live Tokyo 08/01/2014 Nice Alpes-maritimes THEATRE DE VERDURE 05/30/2014 Fort Worth TX Lola's 05/03/2014 Santiago RM Teatro La Cupula 04/27/2014 Winnipeg MB Pyramid Cabaret 04/11/2014 Bourgoin-Jallieu 27 Les Abattoirs 04/10/2014 Reims Marne La Cartonnerie 03/02/2014 Breckenridge CO three20south 03/01/2014 Avon CO Agave 02/28/2014 Denver CO Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom 02/26/2014 Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen
The Pharcyde Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/29/2013 Oss NB Groene Engel 11/22/2013 Villeurbanne Rho Transbordeur 11/19/2013 Berlin BE Lido 11/16/2013 Limerick LK Dolans Limerick 11/15/2013 Dublin The Sugar Club 10/26/2013 Austin TX The Belmont 10/25/2013 Dallas TX The Prophet Bar 10/24/2013 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 10/23/2013 New Orleans LA The Maison 09/27/2013 Marseille Bouches-du-rhone Dock des Suds 08/28/2013 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 07/07/2013 Dublin The Sugar Club 07/05/2013 Munster Carpe Noctem 06/20/2013 Lille Salle des fetes de Fives 06/08/2013 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 04/21/2013 Ghent Concertzaal Vooruit 04/17/2013 Courbevoie Magic Mirror a La Defense 03/16/2013 Austin TX Club De Ville 03/14/2013 Austin TX Austin Convention Center 02/24/2013 Calgary AB Commonwealth Bar & Stage 02/23/2013 Winnipeg MB Pyramid Cabaret 02/22/2013 Saskatoon SK Amigos Cantina 02/21/2013 Arnhem The Stage 02/20/2013 Victoria BC Distrikt Nightclub 02/19/2013 Vancouver BC Fortune Sound Club 02/15/2013 Frankfurt Hesse Batschkapp 02/14/2013 Koln North Rhine-westphal Essigfabrik 02/12/2013 Basel BS Sommercasino 02/09/2013 Leeds W York Leeds University 02/08/2013 Manchester Man Sound Control 02/06/2013 Bristol Bst O2 Academy Bristol 02/02/2013 Avon CO Agave 01/31/2013 Boulder CO Fox Theatre 01/30/2013 Cambridge MA Middle East - Downstairs 01/27/2013 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop 01/25/2013 Chicago IL The Shrine
The Pharcyde Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/30/2012 London London Clapham Grand 11/25/2012 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 11/19/2012 Seattle WA Neumos 09/02/2012 San Francisco CA The Addition 07/06/2012 Grand Rapids MI The Pyramid Scheme 04/28/2012 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 04/14/2012 Austin TX The Beauty Ballroom
The Pharcyde Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 01/07/2011 San Diego CA Avalon San Diego
The Pharcyde Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 08/06/2010 West Hollywood CA Key Club 08/05/2010 San Francisco CA Ruby Skye
The Pharcyde Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 10/03/2009 West Hollywood CA Key Club