We’re a little late posting this, but this week (October 31st 2015 more precisely) marked the 20th anniversary of the release of Cypress Hill’s third album, the platinum selling ‘III: Temples of Boom’. The album completes a trio of LPs produced by DJ Muggs, each with a very distinct production style. In keeping with trends of the day, ‘Temples of Boom’ steps into more downtempo territory with a slightly more polished (all be it darker) production sound. The album displays more East Coast influence than earlier offerings, Wu-Tang’s RZA and U-God both featuring and Q-Tip and Erick Sermon offering contributions to the singles ‘Illusions’ and ‘Throw Your Set In The Air’ respectively. The latter appears in our 1995 Rap Megamix.
For reasons best known to Youtube, the official playlist for the album contains both tracks from ‘Temples of Boom’ and the group’s previous album ‘Black Sunday’. Listen / watch here.
[Purchase physical copies / check release details on Discogs here]