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The Pharcyde is an Alternative Hip Hop group. The original four members of the group are Imani (Emandu Wilcox), Slimkid3 (Trevant Hardson), Bootie Brown (Romye Robinson) and Fatlip (Derrick Stewart). DJ Mark Luv was the group's first DJ, followed by producer J-Swift and then J Dilla. The group is best known for the hit singles "Drop", "Passin' Me By" and "Runnin'", as well as their first album, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde.
- Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
- Plain Rap
- Humboldt Beginnings
The Pharcyde provides examples of the following tropes:
- A Date with Rosie Palms: One of the things talked about in their song "On The DL".
- All Men Are Perverts: "On The DL"
- Dirty Rap: One of the verses from "On The DL".
- Murder Ballad: "On The DL" contains a verse about killing somebody.
- Fatlip spends his verse on "4 Better Or 4 Worse" crank calling a lady and then detailing exactly how he plans to murder her and mutilate the body. She reacts how you'd expect.
- Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: The Pharcyde was a pioneer in fusing Jazz and Hip Hop, along with A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and Jungle Brothers.
- Unusual Euphemism: "Should I pursue to do you, or just stroke my knot?" A knot would not be a unusual description of the anatomy of a canine, but unless the narrator is a Funny Animal, this lyric is strange.
- The Stoner: "Pack The Pipe"