The Pharcyde are a West Coast underground/alternative hip hop group. The group was formed in 1991 in South Los Angeles, California, where the group’s members grew up. The group was one of the most well known of the first wave of alternative hip-hop acts. The original members of the group are “Slimkid3” (Tre Hardson), “Fatlip” (Derrick Stewart), “Imani” (Emandu Wilcox) and “Bootie Brown” (Romye Robinson).
The group is best known for their hit singles “Passing Me By” (which crossed over to alternative rock radio) and “Runnin’”, and their debut album Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde.