Monday, August 6, 2018

Cypress Hill - "Band of Gypsies"

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At this point in their career, Cypress Hill should be a nostalgia act. Their last big release was 2000's Skull and Bones, and has "(Rock) Superstar" really aged that well. They've released a few albums since then, but can anyone name any?

That's what is so shocking about their new single, "Band of Gypsies." It's a great song. They were right on the line of being a nostalgia act, but then they release their best song since Black Sunday. It's a slow burning (no pun intended) track that focuses on hip hop and not R&B, which is increasingly rare nowadays. It has an Eastern feel to it that bridges back to early 90's hip hop that always had a touch of dissonance to it. 

You can watch the video for "Band of Gypsies" below. Elephants on Acid, the new album from Cypress Hill, will be out September 28 on BMG. You can pre-order it here. For more on Cypress Hill, check out their website.


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