Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Latin Music
Cypress Hill is either hip-hop's most secretly talented band or its luckiest. How else do you explain four albums--Cypress Hill, Black Sunday, III (Temple of Boom), and now IV--over seven years that all use the same rote f... more »
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Cypress Hill is either hip-hop's most secretly talented band or its luckiest. How else do you explain four albums--Cypress Hill, Black Sunday, III (Temple of Boom), and now IV--over seven years that all use the same rote formula? DJ Muggs hooks up the dusty dungeon beats, filled with slow, rolling bass lines and dirtied drum breaks. B-Real revs up his nasal flow and spins yarns about (a) why police suck, (b) why Cypress can't be screwed with, and (c) marijuana, marijuana, marijuana. Did we mention that they talk a lot about weed? IV offers no new surprises, but Cypress faithful won't be disappointed. --Oliver Wang
Cypress Keeps It Real on IV
kt | north kakalaki | 02/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The months flow by, seasons change, and rappers blow up---only to disappear seemingly overnight. Such is the nature of the hip hop industry...what is hot today is old news next week.Cypress Hill are the exception to this trend. Back in 1991 they hit the scene in a big way with their first joint, containing the classics "How I Could Just Kill a Man" and "Hand On The Pump".Their latest release, IV, does not disappoint. The tracks are a lot deeper, and the flow of B Real and Sen is tight. The song topics don't deviate too much; there is plenty of cop-hating, weed smoking, and automatic weapons. The thing is, Cypress knows how to come correct and make you play the cd til you know every word.Some of the best songs on this album are "Tequila Sunrise", "Lightning Strikes", and "Dead Men Tell No Tales".If you like Cypress even just a little bit, go get this ablum."
I give it five stars because there was no option for 6
Leprekhan James | Michigan | 09/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Try as I might, there was not one song on this album that I could honestly say was a dud. There were songs that I personally didn't like, as with all albums, but to name one song that was down right bad, nope. I say, this is my favorite Rap album of all time. Sadly, it cannot surpass Revolver by the Beatles of the best album of all time in my book. Now that you've completely lost faith in my review, just believe me and almost everyone else who wrote a review that this is a classic album that should have recieved more attention than it did."
kt | 04/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For the longest time I thought that Black Sunday was the best rap album out there. Then I listened to this. I didn't think it was possible for Cypress Hill to beat Black Sunday, but they did it. I won't deny that this album has a few really stinky tracks (Freak Bi***, Steel Magnolias), but this is more than compensated for by the number of tracks that absolutely rock... I especially love Eye of the Pig, Window of My Room, Audio X, Prelude to a Come Up, and most of all LIGHTNING STRIKES! It's worth buying the cd just for Lightning Strikes. An EXCELLENT album, all in all."