This Pharcyde & Brand New Heavies 1992 Yo! MTV Raps Left The Mic With A Fat Lip (Video)
In November of 1992, The Pharcyde released their debut album, Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde. A would-be gold-certified album, the Delicious Vinyl Records effort brought the West Coast underground scene to the mainstream with accessible rhymes about unrequited love, puffin’ indo’, questionable race relations, and mom jokes.
Without much mic time, Fatlip, Imani, Bootie Brown, and Slimkid3 (t/k/a Tre Hardison) appeared on MTV’s “Yo! MTV Raps” the very same year. Fatlip and his foul mouth, and retro dance moves steal the show as the crew uses less than two minutes to bust some long rhymes, and shout out their Good Life comrades Freestyle Fellowship, Da Lench Mob, Del and Hieroglyphics. Each MC shows just how unconventional the total ‘Cydeways style of the crew was. Seemingly anybody could relate, but few (if any) could duplicate.
What makes the moment all the cooler is, the beat is provided by then-label-mates the Brand New Heavies. N’Dea Davenport was not in the house, but the crew who had just released Heavy Rhyme Experience, Vol. 1 (introducing The Pharcyde on the original “Soul Flower”) was there, lettin’ the horns blow.
All of these parties are still making music, that is worth checkin’ out.