Now In My Younger Days

I’ve posted this song before, way back in 2010 when this blog was still in short trousers and had a mucky face, and I’ll go as far (phar?) as to say that it’s my favourite hip hop single of the 1990s. I think. The Pharcyde were from South Central Los Angeles and on this 1993 single all four MCs take a verse each to bemoan their lack of success with schoolboy crushes. We’ve all been there. The crackle of vinyl, the samples from Quincy Jones, Weather Report and Jimi Hendrix, the self deprecating humour and the flow of the words, all add up to what is much more than the sum of its parts.

Passin’ Me By


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