The Pharcyde “LabCabinCalifornia” 20 Year Anniversary!



LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Pharcyde is set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their second album Labcabincalifornia, originally released on November 14th, 1995. The Bicycle Music Company/Concord Music Group has digitally released the three-CD 40- song Labcabincalifornia (Deluxe Edition) featuring the re-mastered version of the original album, including remixes and the rare Jay Dee instrumentals. The Pharcyde’s merch company, MerchSwag, will feature exclusive 20th anniversary gear, available only at

The Pharcyde released Labcabincalifornia, their follow up to the landmark Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (itself released on November 24th, 1992) with the album ultimately launching 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 years, the legacy of Labcabincalifornia would continue to rise in part due to the production work by the legendary Jay Dee, aka J Dilla (who would succumb to illness in 2006).

Labcabincalifornia” is an artistic breakthrough, and because of the deep shift in hip-hop production in the last two decades, the timelessness of the album is more apparent than ever.” – Treble Music’s Induction of Labcabincalifornia into their Hall Of Fame

“If Labcabincalifornia came out today, boasting production by J Dilla on seven out of 17 tracks would be a big deal…” – Complex Magazine

“Years ahead of its time for a scene still hung over from The Chronic, Labcabincalifornia was an under-appreciated album that would almost certainly have fared better amidst the alt-rap renaissance of 1999.” – Rap Reviews

J Dilla produced arguably one of his best tracks for The Pharcyde – “Runnin” which was released as the first single off Labcabincalifornia. – Stop The Breaks

In celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary, Labcabincalifornia (Deluxe Edition) has been released digitally and is officially available for the first time at all music streaming services. Disc One features the original record from start to finish. Disc Two collects all the instrumentals including the Jay Dee beats for “Runnin’” and “Drop” as well as his instrumental remix of “She Said”. The third disc compiles the remixes and ‘B-Cydes’ including the fan favorite “Emerald Butterfly”.

The Pharcyde is Bootie Brown and Imani who are actively touring in celebration of the 20th anniversary. Complete updates and news about a special project in the works to celebrate Labcabincalifornia can be found by visiting

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Read A Book: The Pharcyde “Bizarre Ride II” By 33 1/3 Books


For music nerds and causal perusers of geek-dom far and wide, the 33 1/3 book series has been a treasure trove of insight, taking us deep into the recording processes of some of the game’s most cherished albums. They’ve taken is deep into the heady, future-set sounds of jazz-giant Miles Davis, explored the eternal brilliance of J Dilla, given us an intimate tour of Prince‘s compound and generally, graced us with a wealth of otherwise unknown tidbits pertaining to our favorite (y)our favorite records.

For more information on the books click here.

To view the full catalog of 33 1/3 books click here.

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The Pharcyde at “Untapped Festival” in Dallas


Mark your calendars! Saturday, November 7 2015 we will be at Untapped Festival in Dallas,Texas. Untapped Festival is Texas’ hugely popular craft beer and music festival. Tapping a dope music lineup that spans three stages, we’ll be headlining the festival along with Flaming Lips, Dr. Dog, Cloud Nothings, Elle King, The Mowgli’s, Steve Gunn, UME and Dallas local favorites, Valise and Birds of Night. To purchase your tickets click here.




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Pharcyde performing at The T.J. Martell Foundation Spirit of Excellence Awards Celebration

The annual Spirit of Excellence Awards brings together music, entertainment, top business executives and celebrities and is one
of the most sought after tickets in the industry. It is also one of the most important events for The T.J. Martell Foundation
allowing the organization to continue its work in Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS research.

Los Angeles, California – (August 10, 2015) – The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer, and AIDS Research announced the Spirit of Excellence Awards celebrating four outstanding visionaries from entertainment and medicine. The Spirit of Excellence Awards will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. A 6:00 p.m. cocktail reception will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. dinner and award presentation. The honorees include nationally syndicated radio host Big Boy known as the “Voice of LA.” Big Boy will be honored with the Entertainment Trailblazer Award, Jeanie Buss, Co-owner and President of the Los Angeles Lakers will receive this year’s Vanguard Award recognizing those at the forefront of business leadership who give back to their communities and beyond, Richard D. Cordova, President & CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will receive this year’s Spirit of Leadership Award and Michael Zislis, Owner of The Zislis Group will receive this year’s Business Visionary Award.

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