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The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By (Official Music Video)

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The Pharcyde "Passin' Me By" (BET Version) from Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde.
Critically acclaimed as an absolute classic of the alternative Hip-Hop genre, it’s been name-checked by Kanye West as his favorite album of all time and aptly described by NME as "... a cartoon-strip of blunt-smoking antics, sexual innuendo and unashamed political incorrectness, crammed with infectious beats.” A true West Coast original that sprang up amidst the early 1990s gangster rap landscape like LA’s answer to De La Soul’s D.A.I.S.Y.-Age mentality in its freeform creativity. Essential and enduringly unique, Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde is a rite of passage for any serious Hip-Hop head.

Stream and buy Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde:

LP 1
A1. 4 BETTER OR 4 WORSE (INTERLUDE)
A2. OH SHIT
A3. IT’S JIGABOO TIME (SKIT)
A4. 4 BETTER OR 4 WORSE

B1. I’M THAT TYPE OF NIGGA
B2. IF I WERE PRESIDENT (SKIT)
B3. SOUL FLOWER (REMIX)
B4. ON THE DL

LP 2
A1. PACK THE PIPE (INTERLUDE)
A2. OFFICER
A3. YA MAMA
A4. PASSING ME BY

B1. OTHA FISH
B2. QUINTON’S ON THE WAY (SKIT)
B3. PACK THE PIPE
B4. RETURN OF THE B-BOY

Music video by The Pharcyde performing Passin' Me By. (C) 2017 The Bicycle Music Company, Inc. Distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.


💬 Comments on the video
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If your under 20 and listening to this I give you respect

Author — Notdfue

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This is a classic!!!! Wow, thanks for the recommendation, YT!

Author — Thrift Diving

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A moment of silence for the people who haven’t heard this song

Author — Janaina Santos

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This song makes me want to grab a skateboard and fisheye lens and hit the streets of New York

Author — Dude McRadGuy

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This is my neighbors favorite song whether he likes it or not.

Author — Peter Macias

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The West Coast’s version of A Tribe Called Quest, in my opinion. Although they had their own vibe and flavor! Loved this group!

Author — Vincent Richardson

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"Walked passed MC's like that girl did The Pharcyde"

R.I.P. Phife

Author — Mike Pantzlaff

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Classic. They don't make em' like this anymore.

Author — Rishi Motivation

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Now in my younger days I used to sport a shag
When I went to school I carried lunch in a bag
With an apple for my teacher 'cause I knew I'd get a kiss
Always got mad when the class was dismissed
But when it was in session, I always had a question
I would raise my hand to make her stagger to my desk and
help me with my problem, it was never much
Just a trick, to smell her scent and try to sneak a touch
Oh, how I wish I could hold her hand and give her a hug
She was married to the man, he was a thug,
His name was Lee, he drove a Z,
he'd pick her up from school promptly at three o'clock
I was on her jock, yes indeedy I wrote graffiti on the bus
First I'd write her name then carve a plus,
with my name last, on the looking glass,
I seen her yesterday but still I had to let her pass

She keeps on passin me by...

When I dream of fairytales I think of me and Shelly
See she's my type of hype and I can't stand when brothers tell me
That I should quit chasin' and look for something better
But the smile that she shows makes me a go-getter
I haven't gone as far as asking if I could get with her
I just play it by ear and hope she gets the picture
I'm shootin for her heart, got my finger on the trigger
She could be my broad, and I could be her (nigga)
But, all I can do is stare...
Back as kids we used to kiss when we played truth or dare
Now she's more sophisticated, highly edu-ma-cated
not at all over-rated, I think I need a prayer
to get in her boots and it looks rather dry
I guess a twinkle in her eye is just a twinkle in her eye
Although she's crazy steppin, I'll try to stop her stride
Cause I won't have no more of this passin me by

Time for me to voice my opinion of not even pretendin she didn't have me
Strung like a chicken, chase my tail like a doggie
She was kind of like a star, thinking I was like a fan
Dude, she looked good, down side: she had a man
He was a rooty-toot, a nincompoop
She told me soon your little birdie's gonna fly the coop
She was a flake like corn, and I was born not to understand
By lettin her pass I had proved to be a better man

She keeps on passin me by...

Now there she goes again, the dopest Ethiopian
And now the world around me be gets movin in slow motion
when-ever she happens to walk by - why does the apple of my eye
overlook and disregard my feelings no matter how much I try?
Wait, no, i did not really pursue my little princess with persistance;
And I was so low-key that she was unaware of my existance
From a distance I desired, secretly admired her;
Wired her a letter to get her, and it went:
My dear, my dear, my dear, you do not know me but I know you very well
Now let me tell you about the feelings I have for you
When I try, or make some sort of attempt, I symp
Damn I wish I wasn't such a wimp!
'Cause then I would let you know that I love you so
And if I was your man then I would be true
The only lying I would do is in the bed with you
Then I signed sincerely the one who loves you dearly, PS love me tender
The letter came back three days later: Return to Sender
Damn!

She keeps on passin me by...

Author — David Quintanilla

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That "damn" at the end hits just differently...

Author — Michele Lombardo

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Ah the 90's were the jeans were loose and the lyrics were tight

Author — NRichie

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Dropping "symp" 30 years before the internet started throwing it around like a frisbee.

Trailblazers

Author — Boco Corwin

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I just realized this song is about his crush on a teacher.

Author — Shewon Perera

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nevertheless ima say it again, old school hip hop is better than the modern mess that it has become

Author — Jack Mundy

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"I guess that twinkle in her eye was just a twinkle in her eye..." Wonderful line.

Author — mano a mano

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"Now there she goes again, the dopest Ethiopian" GOLD

Author — AnytimeNigguh

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Who else is going through all their favorite jams thinking about how life was back in the days ?

Author — FunkMasterFish DatdamnFish

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Walked into GoodWill and found the album sitting there for $1.99 Come up!!!

Author — BERTOH N.E.L.A

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I love rap that doesn’t brag ab money or flex anything, like this is just a story of 4 simps and how love hurts sometimes. This song will always be fire 🔥

Author — bysscanna

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This song hit's different while in quarantine🥰😍🤕😷

Author — Kaizah Sirzai