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From Manor to Cabin: The Pharcyde's Bizarre Ride

Frank Broughton, i-D, 1994

BACK AT THE HEIGHT of hip-hop’s dyslexia, when f’s were ph’s or not at all, there arrived a group from darkest LA who called themselves The Pharcyde—four friends, Imani, Romeye (aka Bootie Brown), Fatlip and Tre: dancers and hangout buddies, who lived together in a hip-hop Pee-Wee’s Playhouse they called The Pharcyde Manor.

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