Ask any Punjabi producer which hip hop bands they were listening to back in the 90’s and Cypress Hill will feature on every list. Producers did not just listen, but were hugely influenced by Cypress Hill and that is reflected in the way in which so many producers then and now used loops and samples in tracks they worked on.
Cypress Hills new single “Band of Gypsies” is taken from the forthcoming album “Elephants on Acid” the bands first album in 8 years, and is produced by the legendary Dj Muggs.
“Psychedelic rock and stuff has been a big influence on me,” Muggs tells Rolling Stone. “I’ve been listening to it since it was in my mother’s and my uncle’s collection. … I had the idea what the name of this record was going to be and then I just started building the whole sound around [it]. Just a whole sound like feeling like you’re high on hallucinogenic drugs – but you’re not on no drugs.”
We love the new single, and the return of that iconic Cypress Hill sound, it will be new to a generation, but for hip hop heads, well what can you say other than WELCOME BACK