Cypress Hill is the debut studio album by the American hip hop group Cypress Hill. It was released on August 13, 1991 by Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records. Recording sessions for the album were held at Image Recording Studios in Los Angeles from August 1990 to May 1991. The majority of the production was handled by DJ Muggs. The album was critically and commercially successful proving to be a major success for the group. Receiving major air-play on urban radio and college radio helped the albums popularity. The album went Double platinum in the U.S. with over 2 million units sold. The album is broken down track-by-track by Cypress Hill in Brian Coleman's book Check the Technique published in 2007, 16 years after the album release.Wikipedia
I noticed some of the lyrics seem to imply that these boys are not on very good terms with the police.
This album is funky and fun stoner psychedelic rap from the streets. Amazing stuff and it has a through line that makes sense in hip hop history.
Tough to evaluate, as Black Sunday is my all time favourite rap album but I somehow hardly ever listened to this....and Hand on the Pump/Glock opens a whole can of worms. By definition, a cover of a song you like is unlikely to match it, but what if the cover is by the same artist and you heard the cover first! At first this seemed to be a work in progress. There is something going down but it's not as slick, witty or inventive as BS, but the second half really starts to get it's funk on and points inexorably to the masterpiece that they produced next. Probably need to be young, frustrated and stoned to get the most out of it though.
When it comes to hip-hop, I'm a fan of good lyrics. Why would you listen to someone talking for an hour if they having nothing interesting to say? Largely, this mean I'm not a fan of gangsta rap. However, I've I did have a soft spot for Cypress Hill about 15 years ago when I used to smoke weed. I had this album on CD and have fond memories of smoking bongs and playing old Sega games. Listening to it again after all these years, holy fuck I'm blown away by how consistently great DJ Muggs is. He takes short snippets of funk and soul, then transforms them into these new compositions which are quintessentially 1990s. It's amazing how much hip-hop producing had progressed since the 80s. In terms of lyrics, there is lots of stuff here about guns, drugs and cars... but it's nowhere near as obnoxious as most gangsta rap, and the two rappers have such cool, compelling flow. Overall, even though this is lyrically a little boring and even though I don't smoke weed anymore, this is an immensely enjoyable record. 4*
I felt stoned just listening to this.
Cypress Hill is on that leading edge of gangsta rap going mainstream and, for purposes of cultural relevance, belongs on the list. That said, it's not my favorite. The boom-bap beats and devil-may-care delivery are fun but the lyrics just wear me down after a while.
I remember hearing Cypress Hill a lot on the radio and I don't think I appreciated them at the time. I'm glad to have an opportunity to listen to them as an adult when I have a great appreciation for rap music
From bossa nova to Latin hip-hop. Wow, I think I'm loving Latin music. I'm not a big fan of rap and marijuana culture. So I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed this impressive album. First of all, the beats and the sampling are awesome. Apparently, they made it marijuana-style psychedelic, which explains the trippy atmosphere of the songs. There is also something about their rapping that gets me. I like smooth yet solid nasal delivery, it's not overly angry and it fits perfectly with the beat. Overall, kudos for one of the first rap albums that I genuinely loved. PS. So that's one of the songs RATM covered. PPS. Cover art effort = 1/5; Production effort = 5/5.
Unique flow, super fun record. Gives you a lean in your step. Figured that the delivery would get old after a little, but it never really did. Favorite tracks: "Stoned Is the Way of the Walk", "How I Could Just Kill a Man"
5 out of 5 production - it is funky as fuck. The writing was pretty full on at times even by Biggie/Eminem standards but it didn't stop me nodding my head. Tres Equis and Latin Lingo are easy highlights (maybe because they're not in English - just kidding)
Distinctive, cruisy and just great beats/samples. Reminds me of high school. How I could just kill a man is my fav track
4.0 - Can’t believe I slept on this one for so long - it’s magnificent! The beats from start to finish are impeccable. The way they blend musical samples from so many sources and make it sounds that seamless? Incredible. I love the stories here. The rhymes and the flow are unique - I love that knucklehead scoundrel MC sound they got going. These songs transport you into their world briefly.
Good samples, lyrical variety with different deliveries demonstrated from song to song. Lyrical themes start off generally focused on taking tough and exacting punishment, especially on pigs, then transitions to blazing after ultraviolet dreams, offering a lighter tone to the album before finishing funky. Leans heavily on repeated choruses but the strengths are the verses. Distinct nasally vocals are occasionally distracting. Pigs, kill a man, phuncky feel one, Latin lingo
Classic! Great beats and rhymes, inane lyrics that are both too silly and too violent to know what to think, and B-real's nasally voice, you either love or hate. So many songs have built off of samples from this album, listening to this is like a greatest hits of all the hip hop it inspired afterwards.
I mean, genius stuff. Punchy, fluid. Great mixing. Inventing things and reinventing things. Gritty and angry, but playful.
It was really hard to get past all the casual homophobia but this is undoubtably a really strong album
Genre: West Coast Hip Hop 4/5 Another solid entry in the West Coast Hip Hop genre, Cypress Hill's self-titled debut is a playful and humorous album with plenty of quick rhymes and phat, boom-bap style beats. The early 90s are littered with soundalikes and imitators, as rap and hip hop were taking over the charts, as well as the culture. Cypress Hill, however, was creating their own unique lane in the rap game, and would soon find that their sound was the one which would be copied and ripped off for years to come. Regardless of how lyrically aggressive some of the tracks may be here (Pigs, Hole in the Head), the core of the record, and the messages behind most tracks, are engaging, conscious, and are handled with a biting sense of humor. How I Could Just Kill a Man, the big single and best song on the album, and a song which would become further popularized after Rage Against the Machine covered it, is a tongue-in-cheek look at gun violence and the unfortunate necessity for members of the black community to carry a weapon, with B-Real and Sen Dog trading witticisms like hobbyists trade cards. A tragic, yet quirky play on your average west coast hip hop album, while accidentally providing the sonic blueprint for many records which would follow. Really lovely record overall, and one I will certainly revisit.
I wasn't so familiar with this album, more so with Black Sunday. Enjoy the album, I kinda phased out and got into the beats. No idea what the lyrics were about, getting stoned and police harassment I guess. Good album, shame about the artwork though.
If I'm honest I got into this on the back of black Sunday which wa the album after. But after all these years sounds great. They crew a sound like no other with their funky break down and contrasting voices. Stoned is the way of the walk is still one my all time favourite hip hop songs.
Well, they have a place in this genre. It's hard to evaluate so many different sides of hip hop. They sound polished and their lyrics are quick and strong. The sound is unmistakable, and clearly they took the west coast hip-hop style and ran with it. They are the product of a violent sub-culture, and on one side, like NWA, they comment on the violence around them and the disparity between groups, and they also glorify violence both as posturing and as a way to promote the conversation. This is distressing and requires context to understand appropriately so not to consider it glorification. That being said, I think Cypress HIll lean too far into the violent side without much explanation. The gangsta side is pretty heavy handed here, but the pro-marijuana element is a nice side theme to their work. Overall, this is a pretty solid album, albeit, the emergence of the band more than what I think they were capable of becoming, which their next couple albums accomplishes. 3.5/5
C'est du rap
Such great hip hop. Don’t think I’ve ever gone through this LP before today
fucking love this album. the production slaps
Schlimmes Artwork, aber geiler Oldschool Rap-Sound! Beginn der Westcoast Ära
Top 90s hip hop
jag är ingen hip-hop-tjej men det här var något i hästväg. snuskigt bra.
I remember some of the singles from their second album and quite liked those, but for some reason never checked out their debut. Glad we got it on the list, because I very much enjoyed it.
5, Certified Hood Classic
really good, i love older rap and this just rly excells
Yo this jawn is fire, haven’t listened to it in a long time but Sen Dog, B Real and DJ Muggs made an absolute classic here: banger after banger. Some of the best old-school hip-hop production you’ll ever hear is on this record… straight fire
4.5/5. Quite classic and essential. 👍
Man, that hit the spot. Some amazing beats, loved the deep bass sound, the party atmosphere. Hip hop is not my genre at all but thought it was irresistible. Music is weird like that. This is what this project is all about, finding cool stuff you wouldn't normally listen to. This is likely to become my go-to party album. Loads of great tracks but I especially enjoyed 'Light Another'.
Was heerlijk fietsen op deze
Just about every song on here hits, and it gets straight to the point with classic 90's hip-hop. All killer, no filler.
Came to this only knowing 'How I Could Just Kill A Man'... Fun samples and just grabbed me.
My favorite Cypress Hill album by far!
From the very first track, the landmark significance of this album impresses itself on you. Just an outstanding debut which doesn’t overstay its welcome, as with so many of its contemporaries and imitators. Infectious beats, catchy hooks - a hip-hop masterpiece without question.
Classic hip hop
Like Clash's London Calling that came up a day or two ago, I want to give this a 4.5, but I can't. Again, this is a classic album, and in this case it was definitely a soundtrack to a part of my life long gone - so for that it gets the benefit of Swedish rounding.
Really great confrontational 90s hiphop. All of the sampling is great. Made me want to kill a man. 5 stars.
Beautiful album - it has wit, agression, inventive use of rhyme and samples. Excellent
Like all great hip hop albums this was funky as hell. Short sharp and concise!!
3.5/5. I liked this. I haven’t listened to much west cost hip hop, so it was nice to hear some new things. Definitely more violent than east coast.
Cypress cypress Hill y’all.
Loved hearing it from back in the day ... starts off really strong and fades in the middle a bit before coming back at the ends.
Bars bars BARS
How I Could Just Kill A Man es el obvio referente y ninguna de las otras canciones se le acerca en popularidad. Resaltan las canciones en español y los coros que acentúan la voz principal en ciertos momentos en la mayoría de las canciones, al igual que los sampleos, muy diferentes a lo que hemos escuchado hasta ahora. 3.5 estrellas que después de mucho debate suben a 4 porque está a la par de los otros 2 o 3 discos de hip hop que me han gustado.
Good album, good concept and good rhymes... it closes a bit claustrophobic.
Good 90s rap
Rap/hip-hopzinho bem bom, ouviria pra pegar estrada ou algo assim.
Tara insists this is a fucking 4.
It's no Black Sunday, but there are some solid jams on here. I especially love "Psycobetabuckdown"!
No pense que me fuera a gustar mucho el rap de los 90s clasico pero me sorprendio tengo varias canciones favoritas: Real State, Pigs, How I Could Kill A Man, Stoned is the Way of the Walk, The Funky Cypress Hill Shit
Great shit. Beat can get a bit monotonous song after song, but generally each song on it's own is solid and the album is great.
Phenomenal beats throughout, and every track is a lyrical blast. Opens strong and just gets stronger. Added to the rotation!
not what i expected but still good
33. No me gustan las cucarachas en la oficina. Me atrapan junto a la cocina y me suben las piernas. Me quedo quieto. ¡Que te calles! ¡Que se joda la policia, viniendo bajo la tierra! MotA: Pigs "This pig harassed the whole neighborhood / Well this pig worked at the station"
Haven't listened to much rap, so I don't have a lot to compare it to, but I liked it.
very fun, old-skool, group hip-hop
Klasičan rap album gospode Cypress Hill. Odličan početak njihovog kataloga, još k tome posjedujem vinyl ovog albuma. Volim taj sirov zvuk i pucketanje na trakama.
I say goddamn... this is bread and butter meat and potatoes gangster rap. Awesome samples, hard-hitting lyrics, nasty grooves. One of the best.
30 years on and this still sounds fresh.
Really enjoyed it. Wouldn't want to listen to it all the time though
Top hiphop album, heeft ook wel wat punk influences en lekker donker
Did not expect to like this album. But really liked it.
Got the got the funky flow
First exposure to Cypress Hill past "Insane in the Membrane" which I remember from back in the 90's. Good beats on this one! This is hip-hop I can listen to, perhaps it reminds me of the Beastie Boys. 4
Mucho flow, mucho ritmo y qué onda el español metido ahí en dos canciones, jaja. 8/10
Pure funky west coast hip hop.
Hadn't heard their first album all the way through before. Epic.
Would do 3.5 if I could. Solid rap album with an all time classic on it.
literally half of these lines are about weed this is awesome
I knew of Cypress Hill as a stoner rap band, but had not really listened to them outside of a couple of their more popular songs. I liked the music and production - really funky and interesting. Not a fan of some of the lyrics which covered your standard rap topics like threatening people with guns, getting high, bragging about how cool you are, getting laid, hating cops, etc.
Great songs, and high ratio of head bobbers. I forgot that "How I Could Just Kill a Man" was their song, since I heard the RATM version first. Not sure which one I like better. The beats are just insanely catchy.
Ah, the eponymous debut album. Why do artists do it? But, that aside, this is something else - a "sonic blueprint" apparently - I get that. Musically tight, historically important. And thankfully, no 'Insane in the membrane'. It's very good. For 1991.
Great Cypress Hill album, had not listened to it for many years.
Hey ich fand das richtig gut. Oft schon im Laden nebenbei gepumpt aber jetzt erstmals ganz als Album. Finde die Flows haben sich so gut gehalten, sind wirklich on Point und ne wirkliche Steigerung von N.W.A. Era Rap. Die können sich halt immer noch ohne Einschränkungen hören lassen. Die Beats sind richtig fantastisch gecraftet. So Feelgood Funk Soul Sample zu nehmen und dann diese drückenden Drums drüber zu legen, die die nötige Aggressivität für die Texte schaffen ist richtig genial. Auch die Pausen in den Instrumentals mit Breaks und allem was dazugehört, wirkt immer noch wie ein Boom Bap Standard. Wir reden hier von 30 Jahren mittlerweile - merkt man wirklich null. Das ganze wirkt auch irgendwie verspielt und witzig aber ist nicht so corny wie letzens der Eminem. Die Tracks und der Flow nutzen sich leicht ab übers Album, ist aber wirklich nur ein kleiner Makel. Mann muss sich nur mal Danny Brown anhören, dann merkt man welchen Eindruck das heute noch hinterlässt. Starke 4!
Hatte lustigerweise vorgestern schon das eine cypress hill album gehört und gestern war dann das andere dran. Die beats sind stimmig und für sich alles banger, insgesamt aber ein bissssschen same-y. Dass das oft auf mehr als 90bpm stattfindet finde ich eine gute Sache. Die stimme von b-real ist natürlich ein bisschen geschmackssache, war für mich aber eins der highlights des albums. Über die texte hab ich im grunde nichts zu sagen außer dass ich lachen musste über "you get blasted you dumbass bastard", psycobetabuckdown auch eh mein liebster track glaube ich. So isset
I really enjoyed this one. Super easy to digest and enjoy hip-hop. Funky stuff can't complain
Pretty groovy tunes, Will come back to it again, Thanks for suggesting. 7/10
They really are Loco
Another damn good rap/hip hop album. This one's got a healthy dose of humor which I enjoyed quite a bit. Funky in spots, it's also got an indie vibe that keeps me interested and entertained. 3.75 🌟
Fav Song: Pigs
Had this as a kid. Still lyrically dubious, but I still enjoy the samples, Pigs is a great sample choice. Listening now, I'm getting a lot of Shock G in the vocals - someone I'd never heard of back then, so definitely of its time. Enjoyed the nostalgia trip.
Lots of catchy beats. I was happiest when I wasn't paying attention to the lyrics.
I've never listened to a complete Cypress Hill album, as I assumed it might be a bit much for me...and I was right. I did really enjoy the beats and loops on many of the tracks. I even enjoy the nasal rap style of B-Real. The lyrics and lyrical themes (when I grasp the picture being painted) just don't excite me. I suppose that most of it is intentionally over the top, but it doesn't make it anymore interesting for me. I kinda wish the lyrical content was more inspiring to me, because I would really really dig this album then.
I enjoyed the sound of this album quite a bit more than I thought I would. DJ Muggs created a variety of groovy sounds and beats all the way through. I liked the combination of B-Real and Sen Dog's voices playing off each other and the frequent Spanish appearing with ease. It does raise that age-old question of how to appreciate a really good jam that has challenging themes and lyrics. At best it's not going to join the family singalong, and at worst some of it is repellent to me, but it certainly doesn't veer too far from the tried and true themes of its genre. As such it was more enjoyable and interesting to me than a lot I've heard.
The beats were pretty entertaining, could be worth another listen. 7/10
One of originator's of West Coast Rap, Cypress Hill's debut. In the gangsta rap category but when I think of Cypress Hill I think of only one thing; and, yeah, most songs are about that. "Light Another", " Stoned is the Way of the Walk", "Something for the Blunted". Most songs have a great groove with interesting sampling and mixing. This style is unique in that it can be described as "laid back" hip-hop/rap (to me). Jeez, I wonder why. There's no doubt this an influential album and group. Rage Against the Machine covered "How I Could Just Kill a Man" in a much more aggressive way. "Ultraviolet Dreams" has a great "Fight the Power" groove and riff. Besides a great name, "Psycobetabuckdown" delivers some 70's funk. When you think of Stoner Rap, this group is at the top of the list. This album as a whole is a laid-back enjoyable listen and a much less "in-your-face" version of " gansta" rap when put it in that category.
Didn't expect much, actually it's bloody brilliant.
Of its time but also so unique in its style compared to the other rappers around. Those iconic voices and the Latino flavor really made this album an awesome debut.
11th April 2022 Listened on the drive back from Yosemite to LA after a disappointing start to the holiday! Great to listen to west coast legends while driving down the west coast!
Quintessential gangsta-stoner rap. Goes down like Mother’s Milk.
Beats still fresh as fuck
The birth of nasal rap.
me listening to Hole In Your Head while meal prepping my little salad
Less of an album and more of a collection of singles. Songs are good though. Funky beats
Funky beats and the flow is there. Listening to an album from thirty years ago talking about police brutality and corruption sure does make me sad. Would I listen to it again? Don't see why not, but it's not as strong as some of its precursors and contemporaries.
So much to like about this album. I like B Real's unique rapping style. Lots of cool grooves. This is another example of rappers taking samples and making it their own. This is probably the closest I've gotten to a 5 for a rap album - I just still have a hard time giving a 5 when the lyrics are so coarse (gang killings, sex - and, hey, just because it's in Spanish (Tres Equis) doesn't make it better). But this is one of my favorite rap albums so far. Favorite tracks: How I Could Just Kill a Man (look for the video on YouTube where Cypress Hill played this live with Rage Against the Machine - that version is amazing), Hand on the Pump, Hole in the Head (fun little ditty about getting a hole in your motherfuckin' head), Light Another (great example of taking a direct sample - in this case, Kool & the Gang's Good Times - and clearly making it a new song), The Phunky Feel One, Real Estate, Stoned is the Way of the Walk, Latin Lingo (great drum samples on this one).
I don't think I put Cypress Hill on the same plane as the great rap artists, but this is a solid effort. Tons of samples, some good (Good Times on Light Another, More Peas on The Phuncky Feel One), some a bit annoying (Duke of Earl on Hand on the Pump). Super funky album and decent lyrics - they just don't have the same bite as a Chuck D, Tupac, or Jay-Z (among other great lyricists) and are a bit too juvenile at times. First half of the album (up to Real Estate) was great (especially How I Could Just Kill a Man - Rage also does an awesome rendition on their panned, but beloved by me, album Renegades), got bored at times after that. Still, real solid.
interesting, this is something new, I liked it, listened to it on a light, it was a little monotonous, but this is hip-hop, so I even added a few tracks
Cool beats and lo-fi rhymes
Classic hip hop; political, funny, great beats and great rhymes. Love it. Best Tracks: Pigs; How I Could Just Kill a Man; Hand on the Pump;
was good, not the worst i heard
It was fun to hear some early 90s west coast hip hop. Not my usual genre but the beats were fucky AF. 3.5 stars but I'll round up to 4.
Old school funky hip hop track with a crazy experimental flow which makes it amazing
Finally an album I was actually familiar with, although I hadn’t listened to it as a unit since I was a young teenager, sinking into the backseat of somebody’s grandmother’s Oldsmobile. Still really holds up, but I did get hit with a huge wave of nostalgia. Hand on the pump is my favorite from the entire album, also amazing pigs, how I could just kill a man, light another, tres squid, stoned is the way of the walk. Not a fan of psycobeta and funky cypress hill shit which get a little repetitive in a bad way.
Enjoyed this more than I thought I would - great jams on here
This album was a complete surprise for me, I really enjoyed it and it wasn't a genre I would normally listen to.
I'm not a big hip-hop guy, but this is a fun groovy album with some great bass lines. I love the amount that this album talks about weed, because I just love weed. I also appreciate this album for giving me one of my favorite Rage Against The Machine songs which I also just learned was a cover. I really enjoyed this album.
Classic west coast hip hop, one of the most influential groups in hip hop history. The production on this is insane (in the membrane), all the songs flows well together. It’s a perfect balance of funky but still charged. I think the first half is much stronger vs the later tracks, might be because the delivery gets old after a while. Not the best album to listen all the way through each time but when you break it down this is just a classic.
Stoned out hip-hop with guitar-based beats and B-Real’s signature delivery (no shade towards Sen-Dog). I can imagine it’s not for everyone but I couldn’t tell you who.
Je préfère Black Sunday qui a été un plus grand succès, mais ce premier album est hyper important pour tout le nouveau qu'il a apporté. Je l'ai déjà dit, mais je le répète, j'adore le style de DJ Muggs. Leurs voix avec leurs flows unique font en sorte qu'on ne s'ennuie pas. Souvent ils ne se prennent pas au sérieux et arrivent tout de même à passer des messages et faire voir la réalité de leur culture. Comme Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill a été un des rares groupes de Hip Hop que j'ai aimé instantanément à une époque où je détestais le genre.
Clairement un game changer dans le genre, tant pour la production que pour la mise de l’avant de la culture mexico-latine dans le hip-hop.
Such a great album
Certified classic hits from the bong.
OG west coast rap, rimelig legendarisk
i can't ever play it around my kids but it's cool
Ikonischer Sound, der gut gealtert ist.
DJ muggs production is nuts
A blast* (*I want to write an essay of a review but don't have the time)
Prefs: Pigs (Intro), How I Could Just Kill a Man, The Phuncky Feel One, Psycobetabuckdown, Latin Lingo, The Funky Cypress Hill Shit Moins pref: Tres Equis
This album has this really rough, handcrafted feel. Even with the sampling, the lyrics are angular, plosive. They sit in odd spots in the mix. Its real nice. Psychobeatabuckdown.
didn't fully listen, kinda goes tho
1991. Key Songs: Pigs, How Could I Just Kill a Man
Not what I usually listen to, but I'd give it another try. I liked the use of instrumentation alongside the rap!
Classic sound. Never went out of my way to listen to them before, but I’ve definitely heard some of those songs played throughout my life. A bit repetitive.
I struggle with Cypress Hill. I lost a few brain cells listening to this knuckle dragging caricature of a rap album. There’s a few consecutive tracks in the middle section of the album that are pretty good with some good beats, but on the whole it’s reasonably uninspired. B Real also sounds ridiculous
not my favorite album from them but not bad
good album, not their best.
a number of great cypress hill songs on this album. Including pigs and how I could just kill a man.
3.75 great album
I mean, you already know what this album sounds like. Cypress Hill
3.5 | ¿Eres tú Fermin IV, Huidos o Emmanuel Horvilleur? Es impresionante el impacto cultural y estilístico que tuvo este disco en el rock y hip hop latinoamericano que vino en el resto de la década e incluso hasta el día de hoy. Me pareció un disco muy entretenido, especialmente en las letras y en los sampleos de música vieja. De hecho más entretenido de lo que esperaba, porque únicamente conocía la emblemática de la banda, y me Imaginaba que iba a ser muy monótono.
3.5| Wasup Hommies!!! saquen la clika CH is in la casa. Mucho funk en sus mezclas junto con las rimas te llevan en un trip (musical no fumón) por los 70's-80's No creo que sea su mejor disco pero si creo que es el disco que dió pie a muchas bandas latinas para explorar el rap.
Classic. Great study album
Hard to give a rating. It's not a bad album by any stretch but after a while it becomes hard to distinguish between songs. Lyrically, its tight and there are some solid grooves they rap over but there are definitely better rap and hip hop albums out there.
So I generally kind of hate 80s-90s hip hop because it's kind of corny and lame and super dated sounding. But this album is pretty tight so far. They made some pretty iconic beats
Good ‘ol cypress hill
3.5 | Creo que con el tiempo la gente hoy tiene una idea de Cypress Hill como si fueran una banda de novedad o un one hit wonder, pero se puede olvidar fácilmente que cuando salieron fue realmente algo totalmente distinto a todo lo que había. Tomaron una base y estilo de fraseo similar a los Beastie Boys pero trajeron todo su fondo musical directo del sonido del funk de los 70's (a un grado que parece, cuando solo se escucha la música como si fuera una película de exploitation de las que alaban Tarantino y Robert Rodriguez). El rapeo es de alto nivel y harto harto pegajoso, la combinación de los hermanos de la voz nasal aguda forzada y la voz fuerte cuadra perfecto. Temáticamente no despunta mucho obviamente, el 90% de las letras son básicamente sobre mota, pandillas o pandillas con mota. No es fácil transformar un género pero, a pesar de no ser los primeros raperos latinos, sí fueron quienes lograron dar un lugar al estilo, lograr seguidores y tener un sonido distintivo. Todo el hip-hop de costa oeste les debe mucho más de lo que se llega a aceptar. Su sonido se siente mucho más de lo que parece en los inicios de Dr. Dree o Snoop. Me queda la duda de por qué tomar el disco debut cuando su segundo disco es el que terminó siendo mejor material y aun más famoso (me parece sería mejor representante en la lista como para decir que es un disco obligado).
Eh, gansta rap isn't really my thing. Cypress Hill carved out an undeniably iconic sound for themselves - you can tell a Cypress Hill track within seconds. Fave track... one of the ones with more Spanish, I guess? "Latin Lingo" or "Tres Equis"
3.75 on this blast from the past
Buenos ritmos. Funky divertido. Percusión a tope.
If I was 15 it may have been a 5, as it is was a good hip hop album, nothing more
Not my cup of tea but can see why it is a clarion call to those who get it
disco interesante, una cancion en español que me sorprendio. sonaba mucho a molotov
I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Cypress Hill kind of became a one trick pony. But there is some quality production on this project. Definitely some early 90s cruisin music.
First time listening: 12/16 songs liked It's quite underrated for sure, as most definitive hip-hop albums are rooted amongst African-Americans. This stamps "Latino" all over the album. Wacky, ear-tickling samples, with the weird voicing of B-real, make for a classic album. 3 songs saved.
Better than you think
Pretty good old days.
For an early 90s rap album Cypress Hill made something unique. Some of the songs are heavily weed based but that’s what they’re known for. The album is good but not as good as Black Sunday. 6.4/10
Groovy beats. All the gun and violence imagery was a bit too much for my taste but I digged the rap flow. Light another is a favourite.
Good for certain situations, wouldn't listen regularly
He escuchado otros discos de Cypress Hill que están mejores, pero si entiendo que éste esté dentro del listado porque marca el estilo del grupo
Good album, not great
You know what you're gonna get with Cypress Hill. Classic Gangsta Rap, with lots of weed and guns. There's definitely some nostalgia factor going back in high school when you could build your personality around smoking weed. Definitely outgrown these kinds of lyrics/themes these days but I'll give it points since I used to love some of the tunes on here. I bet they'd sound really good backed by the London Symphony Orchestra, possibly while high.
Bit of fun.
Regarding B-Real’s choice of singing style, he “barely liked it,” but “learn to like it.” I haven’t.
Pretty good in places, esp. the samples. Mixed well, so sounds good for '91. But I found it rather tiring to listen to overall.
I didn't really like this album - not my kind of music I guess. They all sounded very similar to me. But these songs are very 90s which is nostalgic.
El flow tan característic i associat a la banda ja començava aquí. El hit incontestable és 'How I Could Just Kill a Man', però la resta està a un bon nivell, amb la vena llatina més pronunciada que a treballs posteriors i la compenetració entre B-Real i Sen Dog ja liderant les composicions del grup
Ikke lige min favorit type hiphop. Men flere gode beats og en fed start. Kvaliteten er høj men sangerens stemme irritere mig
Well better than Kanye West. That was a tough two days listening to that ass sandwich. That's all I have to say.
really angry until they took to the mary jane, the old wacky baccy, da 'erb, reefer, the doobies. once that happened the album was a lot less about killing people and hating on pigs and just better in general.
Está bien pero no es lo mio...
Pretty classic, not as good as Black Sunday. Solid but not their big hits in my mind.
Some decent hip hop, even if some of the tracks get a bit samey
A Tribe Called Quest with more aggro lyrics and production. lots of creativity here but it's a challenging listen overall
I’m in no position to judge this genre, but I will say that it’s “fun” to listen to (which, I know, is not the intent). Cypress Hill is definitely unique in this space. They developed their own sound, and I can appreciate that. It grinds on my after a while, though.
Nice album rap. Mais un peu redindant. Jaime quajd meme. 3.5
Not bad, not great