Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill

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Album Review

Release date: 30 November 1990

Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill

Cypress Hill IV

What you hear is what you get: enough cusswords, heavy weapons, trails of dope, lapsed-Catholic imagery, and threats to satisfy Cypress Hill's global fanbase....

WHAT YOU HEAR IS WHAT YOU get: enough cusswords, heavy weapons, trails of dope, lapsed-Catholic imagery, and threats to satisfy Cypress Hill's global fanbase. The formula should've worn thin by now, but somehow DJ Muggs still comes out with a sound that's as fresh, distinctive and competitive as any in current hip-hop. And most of this is down to the inclusion, in places, of...

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  • Aug 25, 1998

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Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill: Wikipedia Album Entry

Cypress Hill is the self titled debut album of Cypress Hill, released in August 1991.

It was both critically and commercially hailed eventually allowing it to be certified double Platinum by the RIAA. It was known for its funk/rock-sampled beats as well as marijuana advocation lyrics.

Steve Huey of Allmusic calls Cypress Hill's debut "a sonic blueprint that would become one of the most widely copied in hip-hop."

Rolling Stone calls it "an album that is innovative and engaging in spite of its hard-core messages."

In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source Magazine's 100 Best Rap Albums..

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.72) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."

Spin (9/99, p.148) - Ranked #57 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."

Q magazine (12/99, p.70) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."



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