Cypress Hill 25th Anniversary Mixtape

Mixed by DJ Matman for Wax Poetics & WhoSampled

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“Our style was everything that we were about on our block,” says Muggs, reminiscing about the group’s earliest days. “We sold weed, we hung out, we gang-banged, we listened to funk.” Broken down like that on paper, it seems pretty basic. But the group’s L.A. masterpiece was anything but.

–Brian Coleman, Check the Technique

 

Released August 13th, 1991, Cypress Hill’s smoked-out, self-titled debut turns 25 this month, and, remains a classic hip-hop joint of it’s time. Fusing funk samples with hip-hop beats, hardcore lyrics, and a love of smoking weed, the album introduced the world to the group’s unique musical style. Receiving a high amount of critical and commercial acclaim, Cypress Hill was certified double platinum by the RIAA, laying the groundwork as it were for their hugely successful follow up Black Sunday.

To celebrate Cypress Hill’s 25th anniversary, our buddy DJ Matman has cooked up a sweet mixtape featuring album tracks, remixes, and original sample material for Wax Poetics and WhoSampled.

Listen up and enjoy!

Artwork by Leon Nockolds

Tracklist:

01. Village Callers – ‘Hector’ (Sampled in ‘The Funky Cypress Hill Shit’)
03. The Bar Kays – ‘Humpin’ (Sampled in ‘Real Estate’)
04. Tony Alvon & The Belairs – ‘Sexy Coffee Pot’ (Sampled in ‘Real Estate’)
06. Booker T. & The MG’s – ‘Boot-Leg’ (Sampled in ‘Born To Get Busy’)
08. Lowell Fulson – ‘Tramp’ [Matman’s Killa Man Remix] (Sampled in ‘How I Could Just Kill A Man’)
11. Curtis Mayfield – ‘Future Shock’ (Sampled in ‘Something for the Blunted’)
12. George Benson & Harlem Underground Band – ‘Smokin’ Cheeba Cheeba’ (Sampled in ‘Something for the Blunted’)
14. Grant Green – ‘Down Here On The Ground’ (Sampled in ‘Stoned Is The Way of the Walk’)
18. Muddy Waters – ‘Tom Cat’ (Sampled in ‘Ultraviolet Dreams’)
20. Chuck Cornish – ‘Ali Funky Thing’ (Sampled in ‘Pigs’)
22. The Pazant Brothers – ‘A Gritty Nitty’ (Sampled in ‘Latin Lingo’)
25. The Meters – ‘Look-Ka Py Py’ (Sampled in ‘The Phuncky Feel One’)
26. The J.B.’s – ‘La Di Da La Di Day’ [Matman’s Phuncky Remix] (Sampled in ‘The Phuncky Feel One’)
28. Fred Wesley and The J.B.’s – ‘More Peas’ (Sampled in ‘The Phuncky Feel One’)
29. Kool And The Gang – ‘Good Times’ (Sampled in ‘Light Another’)
31. Gene Chandler – ‘Duke Of Earl’ (Sampled in ‘Hand On The Pump’) 
34. Jimmy McGriff – ‘The Bird’ (Sampled in ‘Hole In The Head’)
36. John Roberts – ‘Sophisticated Funk’ (Sampled in ‘Tres Equis’)
38. Willie Hutch – ‘Foxy Lady’ (Sampled in ‘Psychobetabuckdown’) 
40. Grand Wizard Theodore – ‘Military Cut’ (Sampled in ‘Break It Up’)
42. Jack Margolis – ‘History Of Mariijuana’ (Sampled in ‘Born to Get Busy’)
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