Cypress Hill ‘Cypress Hill’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 13th August 1991

Label: Rufhouse / Columbia
Producers: DJ Muggs

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“Cypress Hill is the self-titled debut album of Cypress Hill, released on August 13, 1991. It was critically and commercially successful, becoming their second-most successful album with over 2 million copies sold and getting certified double Platinum by the RIAA. The album is broken down track-by-track by Cypress Hill in Brian Coleman’s book Check the Technique. Steve Huey of Allmusic calls Cypress Hill’s debut “a sonic blueprint that would become one of the most widely copied in hip-hop.” In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Rolling Stone called it “an album that is innovative and engaging in spite of its hard-core messages.”

Additional info:

- The track ‘How I Could Just Kill A Man’ appears on our Classic Material 1991 mixtape.
- That track also appears on our 1991 Rap Megamix.
- Check out Classic Material contributor DJ Matman’s 25th Anniversary mixtape.
- The album comes in at #6 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1991.
- The single ‘How I Could Just Kill A Man’ comes in at #5 in Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1991.

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Classic Material