The Pharcyde is an American alternative hip hop group, formed in 1989, from South Central Los Angeles. The original four members of the group are Imani , Slimkid3 , Bootie Brown , and Fatlip . DJ Mark Luv was the group’s first disc jockey , followed by producer J-Swift and then J Dilla. The group is perhaps best known for the hit singles “Drop”, “Passin’ Me By” and “Runnin’”, as well as their first album, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde . The group continues to tour and record, both collaboratively and in solo projects—the most recent being Hardson’s collaborative EP with DJ Nu-Mark released in 2014 on Delicious Vinyl.