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Cypress Hill: Cypress Hill (Ruff House/Columbia); Funkytown Pros: Reachin' a Level of Assassination (4th & Broadway/Island)

Review by Robert Gordon, L.A. Weekly, 24 October 1991

Beyond the Bullet: Two L.A. rap records go outside the 'hood ...

Cypress Hill: The Disciples of Pot

Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 28 May 1992

Cypress Hill says marijuana's getting a bad rap ...

Cypress Hill, House of Pain and Funkdoobiest: The View From Cypress Hill

Report and Interview by RJ Smith, L.A. Weekly, 17 June 1993

One Nation Under An Overpass ...

Cypress Hill: Black Sunday (Ruffhouse/Columbia/All formats)

Review by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 24 July 1993


Cypress Hill: Black Sunday (Columbia 474075 2)

Review by David Toop, The Times, 30 July 1993

The days of whine and razors ...

Cypress Hill And The New US Rap

Report by David Bennun, Melody Maker, 19 February 1994

IN AMERICA, rap is big, big business. ...

Cypress Hill: The Royal Court, Liverpool

Live Review by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 26 February 1994


Cypress Hill: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Ben Thompson, MOJO, April 1994

THERE'S A KID slumped at the top of the Brixton academy stairs, his head poised vomitatiously over a large plastic bin. All you can see ...

Rage Against The Machine, Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys: Los Angeles Velodrome, CA

Live Review by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 28 May 1994


Cypress Hill, Lemonheads, Verve, Hole et al: Reading Festival

Live Review by Cathi Unsworth, Melody Maker, 3 September 1994

READING.It's like acid; once you've tried it you swear you'll never be back for more, and yet you always are. Perhaps it's because this festival ...

Cypress Hill: Do Believe The Hype

Interview by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 16 September 1995

CYPRESS HILL's self-titled debut album changed the face of hip hop. Their second, Black Sunday, was the rap crossover LP of the early Nineties. But ...

Cypress Hill: Back in the Daze

Interview by Andrew Smith, The Face, October 1995

CYPRESS HILL used cannabis to devastating effect in the marketing of their Black Sunday — racking up best-selling rap album in the process. Can they pull the ...

Cypress Hill: Temple Of Boom (Ruff House 15 tks/67 mins)

Review by David Bennun, Melody Maker, 28 October 1995

CYPRESS HILL. Music for marijuana-addled bores and Top Cat fans, or what? Or what, gibbers DAVID BENNUN, as we stretcher him out of the Temple ...

Cypress Hill: Prophets of Boom

Interview by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 18 November 1995

Welcome, disciples, to the Temple Of Boom (temporarily relocated to Baker Street). Marijuana monks CYPRESS HILL are in attendance, ready to dispense sacred knowledge on ...

Cypress Hill: III – Temple Of Boom

Review by David Toop, MOJO, December 1995

HIP HOP innovations are so swiftly assimilated and processed into cliché that their initial impact can become lost in foggy video memories of oversized hats, ...

Cypress Hill: III (Temples of Boom) (Ruff House/Columbia)

Review by Chuck Eddy, Spin, January 1996

CYPRESS HILL'S stoned slowness on Temple of Boom is definite proof that hemp demolishes brain cells. Middle-of-the-road and lame-in-the-membrane is how Temples hits me. Only ...

Cypress Hill: Very Sane in the Brain

Interview by Mark Rowland, Musician, January 1996

Cypress Hill survives the rap race ...

Cypress Hill: Kentish Town Forum, London

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 4 May 1996


DJ Muggs: Mugg Shot

Profile and Interview by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, April 1997

One third of the multi-million-selling Cypress Hill, DJ MUGGS has earmarked 1997 as his year. Taking a step back from the Hill, his first foray ...

Public Enemy, Cypress Hill et al: Smokin' Grooves Tour, Key Arena, Seattle

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 12 September 1998


Cypress Hill: The Astoria, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 16 September 1998

Beat generation ...

Cypress Hill: IV (Ruffhouse/Columbia) ***½

Review by Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, 15 October 1998

LIKE MUCH current literature, hip-hop is obsessed with memoir. That's why the lead track on Cypress Hill's IV is so radical; 'Eye of the Pig' ...

Cypress Hill: Astoria, London ****

Live Review by Keith Cameron, The Guardian, 28 March 2000

THE ONGOING debate about the decriminalisation of cannabis seems redundant when a substantial proportion of the 1,800 people shoehorned into the Astoria have voted with ...

Cypress Hill: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 23 June 2000

CYPRESS HILL'S 1993 breakthrough Black Sunday straddled every hip-hop fault line. Racially, Italian-American rapper B-Real joined Latinos DJ Muggs and Sen-Dog in a traditionally black-American ...

Blunted On Reality: A Journalist Recalls Smoking With Snoop Dogg, Biggie, Cypress Hill & More

Memoir by Michael A. Gonzales, Complex, 20 April 2012

"Most marijuana smokers are Negroes, Hispanics, jazz musicians, and entertainers, Their satanic music is driven by marijuana."— Harry J. Anslinger, America's First Drug Czar ...

It's Like That: The Makings of a Hip-Hop Writer

Memoir by Michael A. Gonzales, Longreads, June 2019

Hip-hop was a different kind of music that needed a different kind of writer to cover it. This is how Michael A. Gonzales came of ...

see also DJ Muggs


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