Saturday, September 4, 2010

Imani (The Pharcyde) Interview

Pardon me, Uncle Imani ("I'm 40 years old; I'm an uncle; I be talkin' shit...")

He's pretty candid in the interview and covers the origins of the group, up to their reunion at Rock The Bells.

Download: Link

Interview by JC:


done said...

I missed this one, really great interview. All id heard bout the break up was the Spike Jonze documentary but this was great, hes very outspoken.

"The Rappers" - I wish they picked this.

Anonymous said...

I love the Pharcyde to death but I don't like the fact that they can't set aside their differences and share their legendary name, "Pharcyde"… It had me feeling down that I wanted to support Tre and Fatlip on the Bizarre Ride Show. I knew that Imani and BB wouldn't be in attendance, which wouldn't be a complete show but I think the 2 did phenomenal. It's funny how people are saying that all members were there, only because the stand-ins (including J Swift, so happy to see him up there) did a great job. I play both sides of the fence because I love them both; they both are the original founders. I just wish they can reconcile and set aside their differences for fans like me… its all love. Imani I hope to see great things come your way.

Boothe said...

Thanks for your sharing your thoughts, Anonymous.

I think we all hope and wish they could put aside their differences, but then I look back to my personal relationships from over 20 years ago, and I see that a number of people I was once close to, are no longer a part of my life.

Now imagine being forced to re-integrate this people into your lives? Especially in a scenario where you have to work and be creative together? They tried this as Imani mentioned for the Rock The Bells tour, and there was a lot of frustration involved. Tre was doing shows with them last year, and the fact that they're still not together is clear sign to me that they're not ready work things out yet.

Similar to the thoughts that Dave (De La Soul) shared in the Tribe documentary, I don't think I want to see the four together unless they can put their issues behind them.