Originally released in November 1992, Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde emerged at a time when gangsta rap dominated what people were hearing, seeing and buying, especially on the West Coast. The Pharcyde’s refreshing sound – lively, humorous and inventive lyrics over lush, jazzy productions –changed hip hop’s trajectory and influenced a generation of artists. “Bizarre Ride” helped establish a new alternative scene on the West Coast, paving the way for artists such as Hieroglyphics, The Coup, Jurassic 5 and many more.
Over the years, Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde’s status has grown to that of a five-star classic, beloved by critics and fans alike. Pitchfork named the release one of their “Top 100 Favorite Records of the 90s” and even The Source, who gave the release a mere 3 ½ mics in their initial review, included the record on their listing of 100 Best Rap Albums.
The Bicycle Music Company is now proud to present the Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 7″ Singles Collection. All of the singles issued from one of the most legendary debut albums in music history, “Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde”, are presented here as a deluxe 45 box set. Bizarre Ride II The Singles Collection contains the singles issued from Bizarre Ride in full color jackets. Each of the seven singles included in the set are in a different colored vinyl pressing.