The Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia (Instrumentals) on 2LP
In the early 90's, when gangsta' rap consumed the airwaves, and the majority of West Coast rappers strapped on their Locs, Chuck Taylor's & Ben Davis', The Pharcyde decidedly maintained a willfully weird vision. Opting to stay true to themselves with their left field but still South-Central sensibility, rap had seen few groups so self-deprecating and so smart, four visionary rappers adroitly able to split the difference between helium-voiced and hard-core.
The Pharcyde's second album Labcabincalifornia was originally released in November 1995. The follow up to the landmark Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (1992), Labcabincalifornia launched the three singles, "Runnin'", "She Said" and "Drop" (which would go on to massive MTV music video fame due to it's first ever entirely backwards filmed video directed by Spike Jonze). Over the next 20 odd years, the legacy of Labcabincalifornia has continued to rise in part due to the production work by the legendary Jay Dee aka J Dilla.
This 2LP-set collects all of the touchstone instrumentals from the album including the Jay Dee beats for "Runnin'" and "Drop" as well as his instrumental remix of "She Said."