If you don't know who the Pharcyde is, then you're either young as hell and wack or really old and think it's a comic strip. If you're the other 60% of the population, you know how influential The Pharcyde has been to hip hop and it's been a minute since they've blessed us with an album. But not only is The Pharcyde coming out with a new album but Uncle Imani has his solo venture coming out first. Straight and to the point, Imani tells us what the big difference is.
L and F: You've got a solo album coming out momentarily. What can we expect?
Imani: From my solo album, one can expect to hear Uncle Imani's side of the future of the Pharcyde...hard drums, heavy bass, tight grooves, and a peek into my incyde soul...
L and F: How's it different being on the solo side?
Imani: The difference from solo/group is that its all me, u gotta dog a little deeper. There's not much extra energy to bounce off of...so one must really focus- be confident- and have a plan and execute.
L and F: What does The Pharcyde have lined up for their fans in the near and distant future?
Imani: Well, in the not so distant future, my album "B L Q S T R D S T" will be released. I'll support/tour the record while finishing recording "Eclectic Compassion" w/ Brown..the next Pharcyde Album
L and F: What do you think of the state of hip hop today? Which artists do you have in your ipod?
Imani: I don't think of the state of hip hop much cuz there's so many other things that take up my concerns...I have 2 Ipods and a hard drive with anything that sounds good ( AZ to X-Clan)
The Question We Always Ask:
L and F: When you get super big, will you become a media whore, driving around all drunk and showing your privates like some celebrities we know?
Imani: Been there, done that! U don't have to be super big to do dumb shit. When you're big, all your moves are scrutinized.
The Album Drops Jan. 1, 2008 so support Imani and cop it.
Also, Check out Uncle Imani on Myspace