Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Full Length Review: Cypress Hill "The Very Best Of Cypress Hill" (Sony BMG Music Entertainment) by Devin J. Meaney

Band: Cypress Hill
Location: South Gate, California
Country: USA
Genre: Hip hop, rock, alternative rock
Format: Digital
Label: Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Release date: July 8, 2008
I often peruse the thrift stores in my town to check for books, CDs, and tape cassettes that I might like. Not too long ago I attained a handful of CDs, and one of the discs I landed was “The Very Best Of” Cypress Hill from the Playlist compilation series.
Now, hip-hop and rap are not forms of music that I know a lot about, but when the vibes are right and the mood strikes, I do like to indulge in tuneage of the hip and beat-tacular variety. With that in mind—I can state that while I never got into Cypress Hill as a teenager or even in my twenties, in my thirties it is something that I thoroughly enjoy.
I am not a super fan, in the sense that I don’t “fan girl” for them, but every song on this compilation is genuinely groovy (I haven’t used that word in a while, but I guess Bruce Campbell would be proud).
The song “Tequila Sunrise” would need to be one of my favorites. I’d suggest this one to fans of hip-hop—alongside anyone who has an appreciation for good creative output and a varied musical palate.
In conclusion, even though I have been let down by the Playlist series before (I own a KoRn CD with so many censored words it is almost as if the songs are skipping) I can say that this release is within the top tier, so I guess Playlist has some redeeming qualities.
Also, as a final note, hit up your local thrift stores. You never know what kind of treasures you may find. I got this disc for a dollar! -Devin J. Meaney

Track list:
1. Latin Lingo
2. When The Ship Goes Down
3. How I Could Just Kill a Man
4. Hand on the Pump
5. Hits from the Bong
6. Latin Thugs
7. Looking Through The Eye Of A Pig
8. Illusions
9. Insane in the Brain
10. Tequila Sunrise (feat. Barron Ricks)
11. Another Victory - Clean Edit
12. The Phuncky Feel One
13. Boom Biddy Bye Bye
14. I Ain't Goin' Out Like That

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