Don’t Pass By This Super Dope Interview with a Hip-Hop Legend…
Growing up, I loved LA hip-hop group The Pharcyde! Their mischievous, classic debut album Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde was on constant rotation during my youth, and their mature follow-up Lacabincalifornia remains one of my favorite records to this day.
Over the past decade, I have been lucky enough to have former Pharcyde emcee Slimkid3 on my late-night talk show more than a half-dozen times, as he now resides in Portland, Oregon. Tre has consistently been one of my favorite guests to interview over the years; always so giving with his time, energy, and epic stories from 30 years in the game!
I was thrilled upon returning to stage at Dante’s during a quick trip back from Ross Angeles to the Rose City that I got to have Tre back on WHO’S the ROSS? for another Rossome interview. Tre clued our live audience in on his new super-group TRDMRK, feat Jurassic 5’s DJ Nu-Mark & newcomer Austin Antoine. He also reminisced about how he met beat-legend J Dilla, and played another rousing round of everyone’s favorite rap-name, quiz-game “RAPPER/NOT RAPPER”
Below are the best clips from Tre’s recent interview on the program, plus some classic clips from his appearances in WTR in 2014 & 2016, including the first ever “RAPPER/NOT RAPPER.”