The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (1992) - “Otha Fish”
Get used to seeing Pharcyde posts on here. I love this song so much I could talk about it for hours. I always bounce back between Slimkid3 and Fatlip when thinking of my favorite Pharcyde member and you could probably sway me if you brought this song up (but if you mentioned Fatlip’s verse in “Pack the Pipe” I’d be right where I started). Not only did (Slimkid)Tré have one of the dopest and most unique flows in hip hop, being one of the first to combine singing and melody into his raps, but he also co-produced this beat, which is one of my favorites ever. I love the song’s 40s era vibe, from the layered and percussive horn harmonies to the stand up bass to the mid-heavy vocal EQing, which makes it sound like he’s using an old Transatlantic radio microphone or something. This song always cheers me up.