Bizarre Ride Live is the visually vibrant, aurally astounding, and truly one-of-a-kind tribute to the classic hip-hop album Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde.
Playing The Pharcyde’s seminal debut in its entirety, from start to finish, original members Fatlip and SlimKid3 have re-joined forces with Bizarre Ride producers J-Sw!ft and L.A. Jay to create this unique spectacular. Blurring the lines between a straight up hip-hop show and a theatrical performance, Bizarre Ride Live includes all the original skits and interludes from the record, and even some special surprise guests (“did somebody page Quinton??”). No details are missed out as renowned graffiti artist SLICK, who designed the albums iconic cover, art-directs the stage and live audio-visuals are taken care of by L.A. Jay. Expect animated hip-hop, energetic raps, bright colors, b-boy throw-downs, magnetic visuals, a heavy dose of humour, and absolutely everything in between.
Fatlip: Originally the dancer and lyricist Jammer D, Fatlip became hip-hop’s most treasured under-dog as an MC in The Pharcyde. His 2005 solo album The Loneliest Punk became an underground classic, and he is currently touring the world with his DJ Fatlip brand.
SlimKid3: The ever soulful SlimKid3 always brought a poetic edge to The Pharcyde, and in his blossoming solo career has released two beautiful albums, Liberation and SlimKid3’s Cafe. Now based in Portland he runs the popular hip-hop night Live and Direct PDX.
J-Sw!ft: The musical genius behind Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde’s stunning, jazz-drenched soundscape, J-Sw!ft has produced masterpieces for The Pharcyde and The Wascals, and is to bring out his solo project “The Adventures of Negro Kanevil” this year.
L.A. Jay: Stemming from a musical family background, L.A. Jay produced his first major label record for The Good Girls, All for Your Love, on Motown in 1989. Since, he has produced and remixed many stellar tracks for DV acts such as the Pharcyde and Masta Ace.
Project Lionheart is a live Hip-Hop band based out of Seattle, WA. Frontman/MC Caleb Cunningham, who is grounded in Hip Hop music, has recruited a small group of players with backgrounds varying from Gospel and Reggae to West African percussion, in order to create a truly unique form of Hip-Hop music. Their albums “The Art of Resistance”, “Shoebox Radio” and “The Urban Circus EP” reveal a sound that blends live instrumentation and electronic sampling with conscious and passionate lyrics.