Cypress Hill Returns with 10th Album ‘Back In Black,’ Release “Bye Bye,” Documentary

Cypress Hill returns with their 10th album behind in black (MNRK), On March 18, it shares more details about the release and new track “Bye Bye.”

A third glance at behind in blackness, First rap group release since then Elephants on acid In 2018, the song “Bye Bye” gets darker and delves into the causes of the aftermath of violence. “In the Cypress Hill tradition, we always try to compose a dark song,” Cypress Hill’s B-Real said of the heavier track “Bye Bye,” featuring rapper Dizzy Wright.

“That’s what we’re known for, especially on our first three albums,” B-Real adds. “This song is a statement. In a twisted way, we spoke to the politics of the day. In this dream world being pacified by the government. Trying to blind us from the separation they created, to make us sleep while they do what they want.”

“Bye Bye” follows the 2021 singles “Champion Sound” and “Open Ya Mind” that begin with the rare Sen Dog song Cypress. Uncommon is the theme of the song, exploring the legal and educational aspects of cannabis, a topic that has always been at the top of his interests since the inception of Cypress Hill.

“We can talk about smoking, but there are still a lot of people who need education,” shares B-Real. “As the landscape has progressed and evolved into what it is now, there are still some bumps in the road. It’s not federally legal across the United States. It’s legal here in California and other states, but we still run into a lot of hurdles with respect to the federal government.”

B-Real adds, “A lot of us are pushing to finally get federal recognition. There’s still a lot of work to do, so we’re just continuing to move forward.”

employment behind in blackness, “Come With Me” channels the late rapper and friend of the group Tupac Shakur. “We were good friends with him,” Sein Doug shares. “We never got to the point where we made a song together, so we wanted to give him props.” behind in black It is also a movement for empowerment through “Break of Dawn” and “Hit ‘Em”, which are musical monologues about the importance of letting go of difficulties and staying focused.

Cypress Hill recently celebrated 30 years since its self-titled debut, re-released the album and partnered with Z2 Comics in their first graphic novel series, Cypress Hill: Tres Equis! In addition to launching the first NFT kit in 2021.

In addition to the new album, Cypress Hill will release the upcoming documentary Crazy in the Brain: Cypress Hillby late spring 2022.

Produced by Black Milk (Poor Village, Lloyd Banks, Pharaoh Munch), behind in black He finds Cypress Hill in a new place, in festive and reflective modes.

“If you compose music, you don’t just want to compose one song,” says B Real. “You want to create an album to show people your skill set, your versatility, and to capture their minds. You can do it with one song, but an album is a journey. You have to take the ride. We’ve always been fond of taking people on a ride, riding a rollercoaster, if you like, and no You can only do this with an album.”

Sean Dogg says the continued aggressiveness of Cypress Hill’s music is part of the plan. “Staying aggressive and moving forward should be part of the plan because you don’t get anywhere without that mindset,” he says. “We did everything, but because hip-hop is crowded, you have to keep your foot on the gas pedal and keep it moving or you will fall to the side of the road. We don’t want that.”

Sean Dogg adds, “This album is a return to our roots. We were so proud of the hip-hops that day and we’ve been through it all. We are proud to be a part of the hip hop industry. Doing a straight hip-hop joint was the way to go.”

Photo: Eitan Maskevich

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