On this date 30 years ago, B Real, Sen Dog, and DJ Muggs, better known in the Hip Hop world as Cypress Hill, dropped their self-titled debut album on the Columbia/Ruffhouse imprint.
With the in-house production of the now legendary DJ Muggs, Cypress Hill used their Latin lingo from their South Gate, Cali neighborhood to capitalize off of the ever-growing attraction to West Coast Hip Hop. Cypress were pioneers in bringing the LA gang life through a Hispanic perspective to the forefront, mixing their Spanglish and Cali gang slang for a perfected concoction of the Cypress Hill experience.
Some of the stand-out tracks from this album include “The Phuncky Feel One”, the murderous, but melodic “Hand On The Pump” and the infamous classic smash “How I Could Just Kill A Man”. The album is certified platinum by the RIAA and was named as one of the 100 Best Rap Albums by The Mind Squad.
Salute to Sen, B Real, and DJ Muggs for laying down the blueprint in this coveted Hip-Hop classic!