"'Labcabincalifornia' still stands as one of the best sophomore efforts ever, a jinx that never was, an effort that bolstered what fans had heard on their debut in terms of energy and lucidity. Pharcyde consisted of Imani, Slimkid3, Bootie Brown and Fatlip, who sought to expand the course they charted on their debut, 'Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde.' In hindsight, the reception to 'Labcabin' was unfairly tepid. It was myopic, despite effusive singles and "Drop" blowing minds then — just as it does now — in a year of triumphant releases that have stood the test of time. Of course, it’s hard to redo the magic that was their debut, but 'Labcabin' has aged well, proving that there’s no statute of limitations on how art is viewed. It now stands as a major force that helped fuel the West Coast’s innovative mid-’90s run of albums. It also exists as an early timestamp in the career of the great J Dilla, a peak into his early innovations, and that alone is worth the price of admission. 'Labcabin' proves that sometimes the most dismissed can cast the longest shadow."