The Pharcyde w/ Masta Ace & Marco Polo: Class of ’93

Date: 2023-06-11 19:00:00
Adress: 52 Costin St Brisbane 4006
Venue: The Tivoli
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
Subgenre: Urban

An influential alternative rap quartet from South Central Los Angeles, The Pharcyde was formed by MCs/producers Tre “Slimkid” Hardson, Derrick “Fatlip” Stewart, Imani Wilcox, and Romye “Booty Brown” Robinson.

Under the tutelage of Reggie Andrews, a local high-school music teacher, the group learned about the music industry and the process of recording an album. They landed a deal with Delicious Vinyl in 1991, and a year later released their eccentric debut album, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde, which went gold. 

After support slots for De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest as well as a successful spot on Lollapalooza's second stage in 1994, the group released its second album, Labcabincalifornia, which was calmer than their first but no less warped.

After a five-year break which saw little action except for the debut of Stewart as a solo rapper, the Pharcyde returned in late 2000 with their third album, Plain Rap. 

The group fractured even more during the subsequent three years, leaving only two members.

2023 will see the trio reunite, along with Masta Ace & Marco Polo, for a special, one-off Brisbane show as part of The Tivoli's Open Season program! 

This show is presented as part of Open Season – a curated program of music and art running across The Princess Theatre and The Tivoli during winter. Open Season is supported through Arts Queensland, the Live Music Australia Fund and the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – initiatives of the Australian Government. 

These ingredients are glamorous!!

Limited venue parking & limited street parking. Best car park is off Julia Street, Fortitude Valley (off St Paul’s Terrace).

att – The Pharcyde,Masta Ace,Marco Polo,Open Season