3rd Bass was an American hip-hop group that rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and was notable for being one of the first successful interracial hip-hop groups. They split up in 1992 and again in 2000 after a failed reunion. The group released two studio albums in their initial career and both of them were certified gold by the RIAA. Members included; MC Serch, Pete Nice, DJ Richie Rich. Discography includes; The Cactus Album (1989, Gold), Derelicts of Dialect (1991, Gold).