Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cypress Hill

Add Date: April 20

Artist: Cypress Hill

Album: Rise Up

Label: EMI/Priority

Genre: Hip hop/rock

Comments: They're baaaaaaaccccckkkkk. Legendary California hip-hoppers, most famous for their early '90s classics "How I Could Just Kill a Man" and "Insane in the Brain," return after a 6-year hiatus with a Snoop Dogg-supervised record that still sounds great even after rap-rock's glory days are long gone. Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave's Tom Morello lends his masterful guitarwork to "Shut 'Em Down" and stellar lead single "Rise Up," along with folks like Everlast and System of a Down's Daron Malakian. Though primarily pegged as a hip-hop group, guitar and live drums never sounded out of place on Cypress Hill's songs, as they are right at home on here.

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