When I First Heard Bizarre Ride : Kidkanevil

A true underground classic, Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde is an album beloved by many. In honour of the 20th anniversary, Delicious Vinyl question various respected figures in the music industry and beyond about their experiences and feelings towards the Pharcyde…

Next up, we have the dope UK producer and First Word Records artist Kidkanevil chatting about his own Pharcyde memories and preferences:

‘When I first heard –The Pharcyde– I was in…’?

Damn, school I guess! “Ya Mama” sparked a fair amount of school yard giggles if I remember correctly.

Favourite Pharcyde song?

That’s a super hard choice, but I think I’ll go with “Splattorium.” Labcabincalifornia was one of the first albums to really draw my attention to Jay Dee, and this lil’ ditty was so beautiful. I would stick it on repeat alllll day. A lot of hip-hop at the time was pretty aggressive, kind of following the Wu Tang template, and this was so vibey and spaced out in comparison. Amazing.

What would happen if Negro Kanevil (J-Sw!ft’s alter-ego) and Kidkanevil were put in the same studio??

Haha, I dunno! Hopefully some dope shit. And maybe a few accidents.

Favourite ‘Ya Mama’ joke?

I like the ad-libs at the end: “Ya mama’s so fat you can’t even see her legs/ it just looks like she’s just gliding across the floor…”

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Words: Alice Price-Styles.