The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (Vinyl 2LP) | Beverly Phono MartNew/Sealed 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 along the way. Produced entirely by J-Swift and boasting some of the tightest and most imaginitive beats of the era, Bizarre Ride II features only one guest appearance, provided by little known Los Angeles rapper Buckwheat. The iconic album is home to the singles "4 Better Or 4 Worse," "Otha Fish" and their biggest hit "Passin' Me By," which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rap charts. In the subsequent 25 years, Bizarre Ride II has solidified its reputation as a timeless 5-star classic beloved by critics, fans and artists alike!