Who you tryin’ to get crazy with ése? Don’t you know I’m loco?
Cypress Hill is one of those groups that just has that distinctive 90s sound. Their bass-heavy beats and odd sample loops (this song samples a high-pitched trumpet for its chorus) combined with B-Real's high-pitched nasal vocals and Sen Dog's (mostly just) shouting create a unique sound that can only be attributed to the group. Cypress Hill was the first latino hip hop group to have critical and commercial success, with four of their first five albums going at least platinum. Cypress Hill has a huge influence on [insert your favorite hip hop artist here], but their influence extends beyond hip hop. Their hit "How I Can Just Kill a Man" was covered by Rage Against The Machine on their Renegades album and this song has been referenced by everything from Futurama to Zoolander to The Simpsons. Hit the jump for the download link and a bonus track that Joell Ortiz released as a tribute to fellow Latino emcee Big Pun.
Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,
PS. I re-upped all of the old download links for those of you who missed out first time around and wanted to get a few dope tracks/mixtapes. Hit me up if you have any problems.