Cypress Hill – Black Sunday

Cypress Hill - Black SundayAlright Cypress Hill has made themselves famous by talking about getting stoned. about 70% of their songs are about it. I picked up this album a very long time ago when i only just about heard of them being a beginner in rap. They were the first famous latino Hip-hoppers. this was their second album.


1. I Wanna Get high 

To begin with this song reminds me of sirens you hear in movies when enemy intercepts the enemy place. The drums and nice bass hits and makes this quite a nice quite slow beat. Then B-real delivers a very simple yet catchy hook.The first thing you notice is his voice is very nasal and unique compared to anyone else. He flows well but it aint that hard for a beat like that but thats not a bad thing tho. If you havent guessed what it is about yet put down the Cd!

2. I ain’t going out ike that 

I feel the intro is way to long but after a while the beat hits you. Made of a drum loop, nice bass and some screeching type of thing, It’s great and originality. They flows really well to a uptempo beat. Again the hook is really catchy, Like the last one if you haven’t guessed what the lyrics are about then put this Cd down!

3. Insane in the brain 

This is their most famous song ever, i think everyone intrested in hip hop has heard it. To begin with it has some latino dude saying something which made me smile. The beat, like most of these songs are new sounding due to the latino involement,near the end it changes a little. The hook is catchy as hell but cna be seen as annoying. They flow really well. The lyrics are what i believe them going crazy over cops taking their stuff.

4. When the shit goes down 

This track has a real cam and mellow. This is B-real by himself, The hook is alright on this one.B-real flows well. The lyrics are really about how ‘loco’ they are you better always be ready.

5.Lick a shot 

This is great. to begin with we hear a really nice bass and skreiking type of effect,but then this very uptempo drum loop is added and makes this even better. B-real flows very well . No hook really. Again the title really gives away the topic.

6. ***** the hammer 

A nicely produced track again. The Bass and the drums fitted nicely together what catches my ears on this track. The track is really quite simple. The 1st verse isnt really flowed that well. He does take an approach at saying how he going to sort out his enemy like his weed. Then this bloke comes up and brings a smile to my face. Then B-real starts and spits some better stuff and flows much better and a punchline which brings a smile “up in that ass like a dildo”

7. Lockdown 

Some sort of interlude thing. Nice beat.

8. 3 Lil’ Puto 

The bass is more quite is on this one but the drums are very cool which gets me listening. The beat is pretty simple. the lyrics are pretty good and B-real flows nice but the last verse is what really makes me appericiate him.

9. Legalize 

Some sort of skit and you can tell whats it about,

10. Hits from the bong 

As you can see by the name it is obvoius what this song is about. The beat is a really mellow track with one of the most simplist drums I’ve ever heard with a sample of Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man” as the backdrop. Flows well and like most of the hooks on this album very catchy yet simple.

11. What comes around goes around, kid 

Like most of Cypress hill’s songs the titles are obvious what the song entitles.The beat i havent really got much to say but it is good. There is sampling from their song How i could kill a man. Flows well. The hook is simple but yet it is addictive and catchy.

12. A to the K 

The hook starts this and very simple but very catchy. I like the bass alot on this. The drums are simple and some weird thing being played in the background. Flows well. The title is a big clue what is involves in this song.

13. Hand on the glock. 

The title gives this away like 90% of the song titles of this album. The beat is hard to explain but it keeps upto the standards. Flows well. I dont think there is a hook.

14. Break ’em off some. 

I dont know what is about this beat but it is similiar to another song i’ve heard before. I like the piano i think they are(very quiet version i got) in the background.Flows well. The title gives this away. This is a great way to finish of the album.


Overall this album gets a 5/5

This is a great album. There is no beats below a 4 and lyrically this is great. It also gets the full 5 as they opened up alot of things for people to expand with. The beats brang up a new sub-genre of Hip-hop. The voices are new and pretty cool. Cypress hill still remain one of my favourite groups in hip-hop.

Recommendation: BUY THIS ALBUM!!!!!

Cypress Hill – Till Death Do Us Part

Cypress Hill - Till Death Do Us Part1. Another Body Drops

Nice hard rock styled beat by Muggs but still maintains its gangsta appeal. B-Real starts it off with a really dope verse and in fact B-Real carries this song really well. The chorus is really bland though, but it’s not a bad way to start an album. Good

2. Till Death Comes

Softer piano type beat by Muggs, nothing really interesting about the beat, pretty bland. The chorus is cliche’d and just doesn’t fit that well. B-Real tries but this track is really boring. Wack

3. Latin Thugs(Feat Tego Calderon)

Nice Latin style beat with the horns. The raps are in Spanish and well I can’t understand so it’s pointless for me to try and interpet what they’re saying. Decent track. Average

4. Gangja Bus(Feat Damian Marley)

We’rd Nu-Jamaican type track, it’s pretty wack as well. Damian Marley is really annoying and the beat sucks. This track gets worse and worse by the second. Wack

5. Busted In the Hood

Finally, some dope music by B-Real. B-Real starts telling some stories and the production by Muggs is dope, has a hard yet smooth type feeling to it. B-Real is honestly one of the best rappers out and it’s great to hear him rap. Good

6. Money

What’s with the really bouncy West beat? it sounds like a Kurupt track on speed. B-Real tries but this beat is really annoying, come on Muggs atleast make some good dark west production like you have in the past. Average

7. Never Know

Now this is what I’m talking about, very dark beat but the chorus is really annoying with them rapping really slowly in unison. B-Real carries it well. Good

8. Last Laugh(Feat Prodigy & Twin)

NOOOO!!! Not nu-metal Cypress Hill! The beat sounds like DJ Clues Fantastic 4 part 2(Final 5 off Vol 2) but with guitars strapped to it. B-Real really does a great first verse, then the beat changes. Prodigy does the chorus and I think that’s a good idea since Prodigy hasn’t been good since The Infamous. Good

9. Bong Hit


10. What’s Your Number(Feat Tim Armstrong)

Well this is the single anjd it’s decent but nothing really good, they use The Clash’s “The Guns Of Brixton” and they use it well. Has a ska’ish feel to it with B-Real’s raps over it. Average

11. Once Again

Has a detectivish type beat to it, like a spy co-vert op beat I can’t explain it but it’s decent but really fast and B-Real raps well over it. Nice track but they can do so much better. Good

12. Number Seven


13. One Last Cigarette

This is like Illusions 2004. Nice dark beat with B-Real rapping well over it, they even have the guy who’s tied up make sounds over B-Real’s vocals! Good

14. Street Wars

Nice track, the beat is pretty basic but with chants added and B-Real once again shows that he’s one of the best rappers out. Not a track you’d expect the old Cypress on but whatever doesn’t matter it’s still a good song. Good

15. Till Death Do us Part

I love the organ beat mixed with that West flavor, very tight track and the beat on the album. B-Real raps well over this. This is like a mixture of dark and light type beats and it mixes well. Good

16. Eulogy



All in all this gets a Good rating. Is it good? Yes but is it their best one? No way. I’d suggest getting everyone of their other albums including Psycho Realm’s self titled album before you get this.