Cypress Hill revive the old skool but fail to breathe life into it
It’s been a while since we saw anything substantial from Cypress Hill. They’re sound was a defining part of hip hop for a long time but, as happens, the music moved on without them. Now they’re back with a new track in the lead up to Elephants On Acid. ‘Reefer Man’ shows a Cypress Hill sticking true to their style for better or worse. B-Real loses some of his nasal sound but otherwise it’s almost indistinguishable from their early work. Unfortunately, there is a notable fall in quality. The production comes off a lot flatter and lyrically the content doesn’t seem to have progressed beyond their sound back in the day.
A video for a track about weed consisting of green lit faces and smoke just feels dated. Hopefully there’s still something to pick up, ‘Reefer Man ‘ is definitely a track aimed at bringing back the old fans so its understandable stylistically. Whether their next tracks will see any growth is debatable.
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