In an interview with TheUrbanDaily.com, The Pharcyde share what Quincy Jones thought of them sampling him, J-Swift’s drug addiction and how they met the late James “J-Dilla” Yancey.
Speaking of sampling, Dilla was a big part of your 2nd album. How’d you guys meet?
Slim Kid3: We met Dilla through Q-Tip. We thought Q-Tip was actually JD but he wasn’t. And when we finally met JD he was this short guy from Detroit, always wore his Kangol hat or what have you. But Tip had brought us this cassette tape and on that tape was the loop from “Runnin” and from “Drop” and all that. And we were just sitting at Q-Tip’s apartment listening to all these loops and beats man, and the rest is history. If it wasn’t for Q-Tip, we would have never have met JD or had those beats.