The Pharcyde’s Fatlip Returns With A Rare Verse & He’s Not Playing (Video)
The Pharcyde’s Fatlip is a revered lyricist who can, at times, be a bit reclusive. While it’s been more than 11 years since the Los Angeles, California native released a solo album, he does occasionally show up for peers he believes in. Producer Tone Spliff is based in L.A. A native of Utica, New York, the beat-maker is from the school of sampling. His sound appealed to not only Fatlip, but another early 1990s veteran in Edo. G (f/k/a Ed O.G.).
On the “Playtime Over” video, premiered at Ambrosia For Heads, ‘Lip and Edo. appear on the Southern California streets to rap about their careers, and why the battle rap mentality has never left them, even in making albums. Fatlip addresses his perceived absence, while Ed bulldogs the Soul-chopped beat with a brolic verse of his own.
Tone Spliff’s Pull No Punches is planned for November release, on digital, CD, and cassette. Vinyl will follow next year. Saigon, Sadat X, and Tragedy Khadafi are just several of the guests.