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When I First Heard Bizarre Ride : Andre Torres

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…


This time around we have the founder of Wax Poetics, Andre Torres, reflecting on his own encounters with Bizarre Ride and The Pharcyde. Here’s what the man who created a cult-status publication by shining a light onto all the stories behind your favourite records has to say:

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


Favourite Pharcyde song?

Return of The B-Boy” because it was how I became aware of Madhouse – which was a complete revelation for me.

What do you make of the production on Bizarre Ride?

J-Sw!ft was dope. A young cat coming out of the West who knew his beats and the tradition of NY hip-hop but had his own bugged out Cali take on it.

Favourite ‘Ya Mama’ joke?

Ya mama’s so old her breasts only make powdered milk.

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Words: Alice Price-Styles.