Cypress Hill Black Sunday appreciation thread

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Saw this on DOA, got to put it up here as I rocking Black Sunday in my car today...

so big up to the music that changed my world (along with Prodigy, Metallica & Pearl Jam).

They made some fine other albums as well.

Oh - Cock The Hammer has the best intro ever and should be sampled for a d&b track (heard the boys like a bit of d&b...)
 

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Yeah, their first 2 albums were wicked, but they've consistently turned it out since. True on Black Sunday they caught the real zeitgeist of what was goin on, and worked the slow basslines like no-one had before, but they've never made a bad album, and have innovated to heck...

Muggs is one of the dopest and most influential producers ever...

I think people shoud listen to more CH albums and Soul Assassins, (his collab Albums wid other people...)

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I've got the dvd Still Smokin'. Watch it whenever I get tired of dnb.

Massive madness on the beats and the clips. The clips make sense, often have stories and aren't full of skanty ass hos, spinners, diamonds, night clubs, Rolls, fur coats, pimp hats, pools and all the other crap that the current stars need to show off.

Just some guys in their flannel shirts, caps and hoods, keeping it real.
 

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I read their story of rolling back into LA after a 3 day bender in the Cali hills on mushies, straight into the aftermath of the LA riots in 1992.
They had no idea what had been happening while they were gone, and came back to find parts of their neighbourhood still smouldering.

now that would have caused paranoia to last years! I like em cause they have a true sense of psychedelic weirdness
 

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Hits From The Bong was the sound that really got me into hiphop. Best use of a Dusty Springfield sample ever.

:sing: Pick it, pack it, fire it up,
Come along, and take a hit from the bong,
Put the blunt down just for a second,
Don't get me wrong its not a new method,
Inhaaaaaaaaaaaale,
Exhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaale,
Just got an ounce in the mail.


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fuckin love these guys, the sounds they make..self titled , black sunday & temples are poss the best albums i have.

not a big fan of thier later stuff tho. anyone know any similar artists?

 
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it was a pretty huge sound back in the early 90s and mimicked by the whole industry. but most notably funkdoobeast and house of pain i guess
 

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not a big fan of thier later stuff tho. anyone know any similar artists?
Nah, it's not quite as good. Still sick though.

Try "Souls of Mischief"

Kinda similar. Not as weed orientated. They definitely don't have Dr Greenthumb spitting bars with that quality voice of his.

I saw them a few weeks ago at the HMV Forum. Fucking hell man. Such a sick gig. Can't wait till the next one.
 

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you saw a souls of mischief gig? awesome, i didnt even know they still existed, let alone have more stuff out than their eponymous '93 til infinity'. there was a gymkahna (i think 4) where someone had recreated it and it was brilliant, just love that sample. alix perez 'solitary native' also really does it justice. i see they have an album from 2009 no less, i have to check it out.


about the bit below, its a tad tl:dr, so in summation, i think todays commercially successful rappers commonly rap about money, how they get it, and what they do with it (buy stuff, cars, drugs, women). nobody writes about what they had for lunch and whats on telly which might sound mundane but id much prefer to hear about that part of their life instead of golden cars and jeweled 1000 dollar bills and jermaine duprees immortal and uber ignorant catch phrase going bling bling - money aint a thing


a comment on the dr. eps thread got me thinking. the comment was a pretty clever observation on how rappers never rap about what they had for lunch and its nice to walk bare feet in the grass, its always weed and money, with a sprinkle of guns, and of course dildoing someone elses girl. these are things they feel they can share freely with the public, and in fact, its all they ever talk about.
its of course a symptom of growing up with contemporary pop rap and its lyrical themes and thinking thats what real hip hop and therefore (ergo) life is about.
pop music rap like 50 cents jada kiss kanye and jay-z, that whole scene has one theme in particular they like to be about in their songs, and thats either getting rich, or being rich. which to the listener is the same thing really. all they ever rap about is having expensive things, money to buy it and to some extent ruining womens lives. its pretty insane, a genre that was based on lyrics is now wholeheartedly saying literally nothing. its not just pop rap either, its most any damn song you can find with a rapper on there, chances are he will be talking about cars or gold.
its of course so far past the point of no return its all perfectly normal too, nobody bats an eyelid any more.

its so far gone that aspiring rappers, guys with no money or jewels or boats, that work a call center and share a flat with six mates and have a daughter to pay child support for will intuitively pick up the pen and start writing rhymes about ballin and how much money they have and mercedes benz, (scumbag steves rap tunes demonstrates this point nicely) quite possibly a gun, but not necessarily, cos the gangster angle is less popular these days, the 'rich just because im rich' (paris hilton kind of fame) thing is more hip now.

used to be they did a some kind of a gangster angle, usually nicked right from scarface, which was better, in a way, cos it gave it an air of fiction and you could know it wasnt real (all that murder talk, kool g rap even said he raped women before killing them on his Live and Let Die album, which, looking back, was a bit ott) even if some of us believed every word raekwon and biggie said until we turned 30. im hopped up on espresso and redbull btw hence all the mouth type words.
 

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you saw a souls of mischief gig? awesome, i didnt even know they still existed, let alone have more stuff out than their eponymous '93 til infinity'. there was a gymkahna (i think 4) where someone had recreated it and it was brilliant, just love that sample. alix perez 'solitary native' also really does it justice. i see they have an album from 2009 no less, i have to check it out.


about the bit below, its a tad tl:dr, so in summation, i think todays commercially successful rappers commonly rap about money, how they get it, and what they do with it (buy stuff, cars, drugs, women). nobody writes about what they had for lunch and whats on telly which might sound mundane but id much prefer to hear about that part of their life instead of golden cars and jeweled 1000 dollar bills and jermaine duprees immortal and uber ignorant catch phrase going bling bling - money aint a thing


a comment on the dr. eps thread got me thinking. the comment was a pretty clever observation on how rappers never rap about what they had for lunch and its nice to walk bare feet in the grass, its always weed and money, with a sprinkle of guns, and of course dildoing someone elses girl. these are things they feel they can share freely with the public, and in fact, its all they ever talk about.
its of course a symptom of growing up with contemporary pop rap and its lyrical themes and thinking thats what real hip hop and therefore (ergo) life is about.
pop music rap like 50 cents jada kiss kanye and jay-z, that whole scene has one theme in particular they like to be about in their songs, and thats either getting rich, or being rich. which to the listener is the same thing really. all they ever rap about is having expensive things, money to buy it and to some extent ruining womens lives. its pretty insane, a genre that was based on lyrics is now wholeheartedly saying literally nothing. its not just pop rap either, its most any damn song you can find with a rapper on there, chances are he will be talking about cars or gold.
its of course so far past the point of no return its all perfectly normal too, nobody bats an eyelid any more.

its so far gone that aspiring rappers, guys with no money or jewels or boats, that work a call center and share a flat with six mates and have a daughter to pay child support for will intuitively pick up the pen and start writing rhymes about ballin and how much money they have and mercedes benz, (scumbag steves rap tunes demonstrates this point nicely) quite possibly a gun, but not necessarily, cos the gangster angle is less popular these days, the 'rich just because im rich' (paris hilton kind of fame) thing is more hip now.

used to be they did a some kind of a gangster angle, usually nicked right from scarface, which was better, in a way, cos it gave it an air of fiction and you could know it wasnt real (all that murder talk, kool g rap even said he raped women before killing them on his Live and Let Die album, which, looking back, was a bit ott) even if some of us believed every word raekwon and biggie said until we turned 30. im hopped up on espresso and redbull btw hence all the mouth type words.
Wow. No, I was referring someone to Souls of Mischief. Would love to see them live though. They are sick.

I agree with everything you just said. It's insane how a few generations(including mine and probably more to come) are being brought up by music that gives the impression that if you learn to string a few sentences together, no more complicated than a basic nursery rhyme, involving money, drugs, women and the words "Cray" "Nigga" and "Bitches" you'll actually end up with all the things you're "rapping" about. Also, am I the only one in the world that thinks that not only do people like Jay Z, Kanye, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minge etc, have really boring songs that are poorly written (well produced to be fair to them) but their flow is fucking shit. They're whiney and irritating and fucking DULL. It amazes me how they've managed to get this far. I'm getting angry thinking about it. I need some tea and biscuits.

Where are the decent rappers like Abdominal? Akala? Lowkey? Delinquent Habits? Disisive? Syntax?

Huh? Answer me that...
 

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too right, so if you look at the 80s, the charts were full of metal. rock, metal and guitar based music in general was bastardized and you got genres like glam rock or hair metal and normal pop i suppose, tears for fears all the way to bon jovi kind of stuff. wonder if they were as disappointed with rock back then as we are now with rap.
ill tell you what though, euro disco is a genre thats fking shaped up man wow, its no longer some slovakian porn model lip synching to a fast house like 4/4 beat and a C-G-D-Am melody on the super saw and then ice mc going bom-diggy-bom-diggy-da-ga, check this out
i mean yeah its terrible but they have come a long damn way
 
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