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Passin' Me By by The Pharcyde

Artist Biography For The Pharcyde

The Pharcyde Pronounced "far Side" Is An American Alternative Hip-Hop Group Formed In 1989 From South Central Los Angeles. 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 Disc Jockey DJ Followed By Producer J-Swift And Then J Dilla. The Group Is Perhaps Best Known For The Hit Singles "Drop" "Passin' Me By" And "Runnin''" As Well As Their First Album Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde. Pharcyde Continues To Tour And Record Both Collaboratively And In Solo Projects—the Most Recent Being Hardson's Collaborative EP With The Award-Winning DJ Nu-Mark Of Jurassic 5 Released In 2014 On Delicious Vinyl. Pharcyde Group Members Slimkid3 Bootie Brown And Imani Met As Dancers In The Late 1980s And Dancing Was Their Main Ambition As Late As 1990. Around This Time Imani And Slimkid3 Were In A Group Called "As Is" And Later A Group Called The "Play Brothers" Whilst Bootie Brown Was A Backup Dancer For Fatlip Fatlip Being The Last Member To Join The Group . Bootie Brown Recalls That Their Earlier Dancing Careers Influenced Their Rapping – "sometimes The Way I Rap Is Almost Like The Way I Used To Dance". The Group Met Reggie Andrews A Local High-School Music Teacher Who Worked With The Dazz Band And Rick James And Who Was A Major Musical Influence On Their Debut Album. The Group Also Met Producer J-Swift Around This Time As He Was Reggie Andrews's "star Pupil" According To The Book Check The Technique. Though Humboldt Beginnings Is To Date The Last Pharcyde Album Its Members Have Since Been Keeping Busy With Various Contributions And Projects. A Compilation Of The Pharcyde Was Released In 2005 Titled Sold My Soul The Remix & Rarity Collection Featuring A Number Of Remixes And Rare Songs. Former Member Fatlip Released His Solo Debut In 2005 Titled The Loneliest Punk And Tre Hardson's Second Full-Length Solo Album SLIMKID3's Cafe Was Released On April 4 2006. 2012 Saw The Twentieth Anniversary Of The Pharcyde's Debut Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde And To Mark The Event Fatlip And SlimKid3 Teamed Up With The Album's Producers J-Swift And L.A. Jay As Well As Record Label Delicious Vinyl To Play The Album In Its Entirety At A Tribute Show At The Roxy Theatre In Los Angeles. The Performance Was Intended To Be A One-Off But Due To Overwhelming Success And Reception The Group Began Touring The Show 'Bizarre Ride Live' And Along With MC K-Natural Working On Original Music Under The Moniker The Bizarre Ride. In December Of That Year The Pharcyde Released The Amerigo Gazaway-Produced "Still Got Love Bizarre Tribe Megamix " Garnering Significant Praise. 2015 Marked The Twentieth Anniversary Of Labcabincalifornia Resulting In A Similar Tour Through Europe And Japan. The Group Continued Touring Europe Through 2017.

Frogtoon Music - Song Info: Passin' Me By

"Passin' Me By" Is A Song By South Central Los Angeles Hip-Hop Group The Pharcyde Released In March 1993 Through Delicious Vinyl Records. The Song Was The Second Single Released From The Group's 1992 Debut Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde. The Song Produced By J-Swift Utilizes Samples From "Summer In The City" By Quincy Jones "125th Street Congress" By Weather Report And "Are You Experienced?" By The Jimi Hendrix Experience. "Passin' Me By" Was In Turn Sampled By Joe For His Number 1 Single "Stutter". 1 A Popular Line From The Song "My Dear My Dear My Dear You Do Not Know Me But I Know You Very Well Now Let Me Tell You " Was Also Repeated In The Same Manner In "Stutter" With The Only Difference Between The Lines Being That The Words "about The Feelings I Have For You" Were Changed To "that I Caught You" In "Stutter."
The Group's Four Emcees Bootie Brown Slimkid3 Imani And Fatlip All Use The Track To Recount Schoolboy Crushes Which All Eventually Led To Heartbreak. The Song Peaked At #1 On The Hot Rap Singles #52 On The Billboard Hot 100 And #28 On The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Charts. 2 Pitchfork Media's Included The Song At Number 41 On Their Top 200 Tracks Of The 90s

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