Record Label: The Bicycle Music Company
Before J Dilla was Dilla - he was Jay Dee. One of the first things he did upon hitting LA in the mid-90s was serve as the producer of The Pharcyde's sophomore effort, Labcabincalifornia. His work on this seminal project lead to a string of (often uncredited) work on singles and remixes for Janet Jackson, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest and many others.
Drop the needle on his first Pharcyde production "Runnin" and you have the launch point of a producer's career that mesmerized, titillated and expanded the domes of music fans for decades to come.
This stand out selection from Labcabincalifornia is presented for Black Friday Record Store Day with the non-album B-Side "Emerald Butterfly." In a nod to the original blue vinyl 45 issued in 1995, the vinyl is in a blue and clear split pressing housed in a full color jacket that's a reproduction of the original pressing.