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. ‘MC Serch’ (Michael Berrin), ‘Prime Minister Pete Nice’(Peter J. Nash), and ‘DJ Richie Rich’ (Richard Lawson) were the three founding members of the group. The Cactus Al/Bum (also known as The Cactus Cee/D and The Cactus Cas/Ette depending on release format) is the debut album by hip hop trio 3rd Bass, released on Def Jam Recordings. The group had a minor hit with the single “The Gas Face”. The Cactus Album was certified gold by the RIAA in April 1990.