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I’ve considered myself a pretty big Cypress Hill fan ever since I first heard ‘Insane in the Brain’ back in 1993. I think I’ve actually picked up each one of their albums up until this newest one that came out last week. I had heard about it a couple months ago but then completely forgot about it until I saw it on the shelf at the store last night. So, I just downloaded it a little bit ago and I’m giving it a go right now.
I got through the first couple songs and was pretty bored. They were the basic intro track and then a song that had a hook that repeated 26 times over in 3 minutes. From there came the song that I had already heard, the title track featuring Tom Morello. That song is the shit. It’s got a ‘Rock Superstar’ kind of feel to it, and it’s a really cool song.
After that there was a song about weed. Then, another song about weed. And… another song about weed. Then, I skipped a few tracks because I was losing interest. I went to the track featuring Everlast because I just assumed that song would be really cool. Not so much. It was pretty boring and didn’t catch my attention at all. So now I’m currently on track 14 of 15 which is another song featuring Tom Morello, which is just as good if not better than the title track.
So all in all, I’m not impressed. I know that complaining about Cypress Hill doing weed songs is kind of silly, but still. I know that’s what they’re about but in the past they’ve still at least mad the albums enjoyable. I don’t smoke weed, and I’m really not even much of a hip hop fan but they always managed to entertain me. This time… not so much.