B-Real, Sen Dog and DJ Muggs are back with a proudly and straight hip hop album and release the single ‘Bye Bye’ where they collaborate with Dizzy Wright.
Multi-platinum hip-hop luminaries Cypress Hill, following their acclaimed 2018 album ‘Elephants On Acid’ announced their 10th studio album called ‘Back In Black’ and produced by Black Milk and due out March 18.
The album marks the band’s 30-year career milestone.
«This album is a return to our roots» said Sen Dog. «We were proud hip-hoppers back in the day and we’ve gone through it all. We’re proud to be part of the hip-hop industry. Doing a straight hip-hop joint was the way to go».
To accompany the announcement it went the release of the track ‘Bye Bye’, the second extract from the album and a dark and percussive track, in which Cypress Hill displace the listener by adding to the mix the emerging rapper from Michigan Dizzy Wright, who gives an exceptional verse on the cost of violence.
On the track B-Real said: «I think with this song, it’s a statement where – in a roundabout way – we speak to the politics of today. That we’re being lulled into this dreamworld. To try to blind us from the separation that the politicians and government create. Trying to put us to sleep and while we’re in this sleep state of unawareness they do whatever they want».
Following the release of two previous singles, ‘Champion Sound’ – included on the soundtrack to R.B.I. Baseball ‘21, the eighth installment of the RBI game series developed by Major League Baseball – and ‘Open Ya Mind’, the track ‘Bye Bye’ continues to enhance the Grammy-nominated group’s winning dual-voice dynamic, taking it to new heights – thanks in part to a collaboration with Dizzy Wright.
Three decades ago, B-Real, Sen Dog and DJ Muggs sparked a trip that left popular culture stoned, stunned and staggering in anticipation for more. Naming themselves after a local street in Los Angeles, Cypress Hill burst on the scene in 1991 with the release of their self-titled debut album.
The LA group followed their debut with ‘Black Sunday’ in the summer of 1993, which debuted at number #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and went triple platinum in the United States. As a result, Cypress Hill became the first rap group to have two albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 charts at the same time.
B-Real, Sen Dog and DJ Muggs went on to release six more records and have sold over 18 million copies worldwide, becoming the first Latino-American hip-hop group to achieve platinum and multi-platinum success.
The band has also been immortalized by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (coming in 2019), and getting animated for an episode of The Simpsons. Additionally, Cypress Hill has been sampled by everyone from Jay-Z and The Black Eyed Peas to A$AP Rocky.