The Pharcyde

Hip Hop

The Pharcyde

Fed Rez

Fri, January 11, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$23.00 - $43.00

This event is 21 and over

The Pharcyde
The Pharcyde
In the early 90’s, when gangsta’ rap consumed the airwaves, and the majority of West Coast rappers strapped on their Locs, Chuck Taylor’s & Ben Davis’, The Pharcyde decidedly maintained a willfully weird vision. Opting to stay true to themselves with their left field but still South-Central sensibility, rap had seen few groups so self-deprecating and so smart, a group of visionary rappers adroitly able to split the difference between helium-voiced and hard-core.

Listening to “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde” two full decades after its release, its sense of timeliness is unmistakable. Every song on the album inverts a hoary hip-hop cliché. With classics like “Oh Shit,” “Otha Fish”, “Ya’ Mama,” and hit single, “Passing Me By,” it is not surprising that it shipped over a million units, garnered comparisons to De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest, and everyone from Pitchfork Media to The Source has hailed it as one of the greatest albums ever made.

Speaking on the passage of time, their second release “LabCabInCalifornia” has revealed exactly how far-reaching The Pharcyde’s vision was. From enlisting a young and then unknown James Yancey aka J DILLA to produce beats, the classic “Runnin” to collaborating with director Spike Jonze (“Being John Malkovich” “Adaptation”) on the video for “Drop,” it has consistently reinforced their steadfast refusal to tread familiar artistic grounds.

Today, The Pharcyde is still performing and touring the globe. They continue to hone their individual abilities yet carry on the name & legacy in its original fashion. They still seduce their audience with the same boyish charm that founded them at the beginning. Now, it’s combined with the knowledge that has been bestowed upon them as men who have taken on, and rose to the challenge of the rap game. The end result of all this hard work is a band that’s still influencing the hip hop artists and sounds crowding our radio waves today and will continue to for many years to come.

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Fed Rez
Fed Rez
Fed Rez is a hip-hop quartet that blends a variety of sample-based production with clever lyricism, showmanship, and humor. Hailing from the Mile High City, Fed Rez has a unique “Danver” sound born from a lifetime of cruisin’ Feds from Westwood to the Nutty, kickin’ it in Five Points and eventually slidin’ through Park Hill to keep it low key on the East Side. Fed Rez features three intelligent MCs and a DJ that go by Higgz Boson, Tommy Rico, Bizantine Empire and DJ Who Tony. Each member brings a unique perspective to their music with a wide variety of side hustles such as organic cultivation, youth enrichment, parkour, paper printing, photography and breakin’. Regardless, whether you catch Fed Rez in a basement, backyard, Bronco game or a bangin show, you’re sure to be met with passion, love and hospitality!
Venue Information:
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202