23 July 2021

23 July 2021 - Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill a Man

You'd think that Cypress Hill would have risen to prominence on something having to do with weed.

You would be wrong.  This song was their first hit, their debut single, and featured homages to many popular hip hop and punk artists of the day, with Q-Tip and Ice Cube making cameos in the video.  See if you can hear the Suicidal Tendencies reference near the end of the song.  

I mentioned homage.  This was the height of the popularity of so called "gangsta rap" groups such as NWA - and I really hate typing that name out, because it generalizes and minimizes such a broad category of music.  The violence referenced here by three very high guys is absolutely homage, and having these guest stars in the video drives that home.

At any rate, it's an enjoyable tune, and I hope you give it a listen.  

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