Cypress Hill: Black Sunday album review

Rating: four stars and a half /classic
Cypress Hill: Black Sunday album review
Welcome to Cypress Hill’s unique world. Black Sunday is one of those albums you could hardly forget. Unique in its beats, instrumentation and vocals, you won’t confuse it with any average rap album. Cypress Hill can be considered as pioneers : they were the first rappers to introduce a Latin_jazz flavor in rap music. Their combination of sounds ( sirens, drums, keybords, bass sounds ) and their lyrical ability won’t probably leave the listener indifferent.
B Real’s special voice invites you to a trip into the world of marijuana. I Want To Get High is a well written and rhythmic track.
The Black Sunday album that was released in 1993, raises the interesting question of the legalization of marijuana, as track 9 « Legalize It » fully reveals it.
The best track from Black Sunday is probably « Insane In The Brain » whose « crazy insane weed smoking dimension » will make you travel into the world of gangsta rap.
The Latino thugs will please weed smokers and non weed smokers with their lyrical ability.
If you don’t smoke, just enjoy Cypress ‘ words, from Hits From A Bong and let them introduce in their colorful world:
« Pick it, pack it, Fire it up, Come along, And take a hit from the bong, Put the blunt down just for a second, Don’t get me wrong it’s not a new method, Inhale, Exhale, Just got a ounce in the mail, I like a blunt or a big fat bowl, But my double barrel bong is gettin’ me stoned, I’m skill it, There’s water inside don’t spill it, It smells like shit on the carpet, Still it, goes down smooth when I get a clean hit, Of the skunky funky smelly green shit, Sing my song, puff all night long, As I take Hits from the bong. »
References to marijuana and weapons shouldn’t be an obstacle to listening to the album. You don’t need to be a big weed smoker nor a bad boy to listen to Black Sunday with pleasure.
Globally, the album is great work. Lyrically and instrumentally. Black Sunday is a classic that belongs to your rap library. Check the album out if you haven’t yet.