July 29, 2017

The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia (European Release) (1995) ☠

*European release. Contains 2 bonus tracks.
Country: U.S.A
Genre: Hip-Hop
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☠: Selected by Sentinel
© 1995 Go! Beat
AllMusic Review by John Bush
Labcabincalifornia is a more mature record than the Pharcyde's debut. That's not necessarily a good thing, as the Pharcyde's playful attitude and comic raps were much of what made them so irresistible. True, age has enlightened them on "Moment in Time" and the single "Runnin'," the former a salute to the past and the latter a description of their flight from South Central's Pharcyde Manor to the Hollywood Hills. But the music is much of the problem here. Though the raps are solid, tempos never vary from the usual midtempo jam. The keyboard-driven melodies are good -- some better than others -- but a little variety is needed. Three of the last four tracks ("The Hustle," "Devil Music," "The E.N.D.") do evoke the spirit of the debut, but by that time it's too late -- the sophomore jinx has hit.

tags: the pharcyde, pharcyde, labcabincalifornia, 1995, flac,

6 comments:

  1. classic ! thanks sentinel and if by any chance you can upload "Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde" their first album is as good as the second for me , peace.

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    1. I think Sentinel already published that album. I'm sure of it. I'd have to ask him later on.

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    2. I did. I published it last year. You can find it here. Just use the search bar next time.

      https://www.mediasurf.org/2017/01/the-pharcyde-bizarre-ride-ii-pharcyde.html

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  2. ahhh links are dead. Man you guys are awesom

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    1. We're updating the links right now. Give us some time, it'll be up soon.....

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    2. Both links have been updated.

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