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 »
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
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The last GREAT album by Cypress Hill
Ba1nz | 01/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think AFTER this album Cypress Hill went "down hill", trying to capture the rock crowd with their following release. DJ Mugg's legendary dark grimy beats seem to disappear after this CD.
This album however, is very good!! The production is top notch and original. B-real and Sen do what they do, don't expect any songs about world peace or anything :)
Standout tracks: Checkmate, From the Window of My Room, Prelude To A Come Up (sick piano), Riot Starter, Audio-X, Steel Magnolia, Tequila Sunrise, Dr Greenthumb, Lightning Strikes (guitar riffs, well done though)"
Cypress hill - "IV"
I. Vasef | 10/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Great album by cypress hill....if i could i'd actually give it a 4 and a 1/2. Not a 5 because its not quite a classic but really close. DJ muggs really displays his skills as a producer on this album. The beats go hard!"
Cypress at there strongest
Mr. Gr Siddons | 03/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before my review I would like to ask what has happened to Cypress Hill? They seem to have vanished of the face of the earth? I know Muggs did a record with RZA but where did B Real, Sen and Bobo go? anyhow this record is one of their best I actually think it was better then the dark paranoid predecessor Temples Of Boom. It certainly alot better then the three follow ups which saw them getting worse and worse each time, which is a shame since they started of so well with their fantastic debut and of course the classic Black Sunday. Temples of Boom was abit repetative and too moody for its own good although its still stands today as a good record.
Cypress Hill 4 could quite well be their strongest album to date it has intelligent creative lyrics,a strong producton and humour something thats missing from modern day rap.
The first track Looking Through The Eye Of A Pig is perhaps one of best if not the best Hip Hop song ever written. Its manages to be amusing and yet rather tragic at the same time about the troubled rather sad life of a Los Angeles Police officer who turns out to be just as bad as the criminals and scum he deals with, a superb, brilliantly written song unquestionably the best song on the album.
Dr Greenthumb is another highlight on the album very funny song the title give the story away but its a great song and like with LTTEOAP sees B Real rapping under a character more tongue in cheek a very funny song.
Lightning Strikes is the start of there rock/ Rap phase and out of all of the rockish material this is the best. Great riff and some raw uncompromising vocal delivery from B and Sen.
God how i wish they caried on making records like this, it wouldn't have done their carrer any harm but unfortunatly they went all Nu Metally on us and it kinda ruined them. I only hope they rekindle the magic that they had and make another strong album like this if there still around where are they now?"