Labcabincalifornia The Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia ( Delicious Vinyl/Capitol ) Second time out, this L.A. crew could have easily solidified their role as hip-hop jesters. But instead of… The Pharcyde Hip-Hop/Rap
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EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: The Pharcyde; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

The Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia (Delicious Vinyl/Capitol) Second time out, this L.A. crew could have easily solidified their role as hip-hop jesters. But instead of edging toward irrelevance, they've carved out a loose-limbed niche reliant on smarts and allure rather than attitude and mindless menace. A follow-up that strikes a satisfying balance: playful but not goofy; benign but not ineffectual. B+

Originally posted Dec 08, 1995 Published in issue #304 Dec 08, 1995 Order article reprints