Jul 21, 2013

Throwback: The Pharcyde - "Runnin"

The Pharcyde track "Runnin" was the first big hit for them following the popularity of "Passin Me By" and introduced the world to the beats of J Dilla, known as Jay Dee. This song was everywhere when it came out and let one of hip hops early "goofball" groups flex their creative muscle over jazzy, laidback tracks. The album is classic for many reasons and help further the legacy of more chilled out and honest music of groups like ATCQ at a time when Biggie and Tupac were starting to dominate the airwaves. This song always make me think of summer and the heyday of hip hop in the 90's, when everyone could play their "lane" and get equal shine on the airwaves.

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