Producer: J Dilla
Album: Labcabincalifornia
Label: Delicious Vinyl

Much like his association with Tribe's Beats, Rhymes & Life album, Dilla has been wrongfully accused of destroying the sound the Pharcyde created with J-Swift on Bizarreride II. If anything, Dilla gave the Cali crew a more mature sound, to match the foursome's touching on much deeper subject matter in their raps.

“Drop” was easily one of the breakout songs from Labcab, so much that the track was used as the project's second single, complete with a classic Spike Jonze-directed video. The beat was built around a reverse sound effect, layered with a bouncy bassline, luscious keys and sharp cuts. We may never discover the sample Dilla used to reverse the beat, but we thank him for including that “Drop” line from the Beastie Boys' “The New Sound” throughout.