Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cypress Hill Marijuana



Cypress Hill biography

Cypress Hill were originally named DVX, but changed their name after member Mellow Man Ace left the group in 1988. A year after the name change, they were signed to Columbia Records and started working on an album. Their self-titled debut effort "Cypress Hill" was out in 1991 and gave them a meteoric fame as the album sold million copies in the U.S. alone and was certified a double Platinum.

Their second album "Black Sunday" surpassed the success of its predecessor. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200, becoming the band's first chart topper. The selling number hit more than 3 millions mark, earning them a triple Platinum. While completing their next record, they performed in a number of shows, including Woodstock Festival, Lollapalooza and a college tour with Rage Against the Machine.

A year after Cypress Hill came out with another album titled "Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom" in 1995, one of their members Sen Dog took a timeout to form a side project called SX-10. The other personnel followed his footsteps later on by releasing their own solo albums.

The group made a reunion in 1998 when they released "IV" which features 19 songs. However, this album couldn't achieve the success of their previous albums, becoming their first effort to fail charting on the Top 10 of Hot 200. It only managed to climb to No. 11 on the list. They didn't slow down though. The next year, a greatest hits compilation in Spanish "Los Grandes Exitos en Espanol" arrived for purchase in stores.

The failure to crack the Top 10 of Hot 200 pushed this band to come out with something different in their sixth studio album with a two-disc "Skull & Bones". They came out of their comfort zone, crossing genre to rock. The first disc "Skull" features rap tracks, while the second one "Bones" explores rock songs. This led them return to the Top 10 of the U.S. albums chart, peaking at number three.

Cypress Hill released "Stoned Raiders" and "Till Death Do Us Part" in 2001 and 2004. Both efforts consist of more than 14 songs but failed to climb to the The Top 10 of Hot 200. The first could only peak at No. 16, and the latter made its highest position at number 21.
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38 comments:

  1. One of my favorites from my childhood!

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  2. Nice song, my personal favourite is "What's your number".

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  3. I used to love that band

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  4. Marijuana gets you so fuckd up after a year..

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  5. RageCompeX maybe you got right, i like this music, it sounds very psychedelic.

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  6. I remember listening to this one way back in the day. Great stuff

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  7. I never really listened to Cypress Hill all that much. I gotta give them another shot some time.

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  8. I didn't know this! Used to listion to them alot when I was younger

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  9. I had one of their albums but gave it away. Now I regret that.

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  10. I like the Till Death do us part (I do!) album. Some great tracks there.

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  11. ive listened to cypress hill for years now... everyone around here does and we love them

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  12. That is seriously nice mate!

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  13. never heard of these guys before , they dont sound to bad actually

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  14. Didn't these guys make it onto the Simpsons? then again, who hasn't at this point...

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  15. Not my type of music, pretty good though.

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  16. eh i don't really care for them

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  17. which came first the maria or the band? sticky budz and the bongheads.

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  18. what CH albums would you recommend?

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  19. Loved that song, why is your blog in russian?

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  20. It's nice to a see a song title that gets straight to the point

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  21. Nice post, very inspiring song.

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  22. I love 'Boom Biddy Bye-Bye' I used to hotbox with my buddies all the time to that song.

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  23. A very chill song from Cypress Hill!!!

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  24. I don't particularly enjoy cypress hill.

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  25. i must say... they're pretty darn good

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  26. very nice band, thanks for sharing the video about them

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  27. i love cypress hill.
    i really like their song illusions

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  28. mmmmmmmmmmmmm... I love it )

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