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Tequila Sunrise #CypressHill

Classic track taken from Cypress Hill IV, the eponymous fourth studio album by American hip hop group Cypress Hill, released on October 6, 1998 by Ruffhouse and Columbia Records. The skeletons on the cover are posing as the three wise monkeys (see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil). Rapper Barron Ricks was featured on several of the album’s tracks.

IV received mixed reviews from critics, with AllMusic giving it a strongly negative review.

Rolling Stone – 3.5 Stars (out of 5) – “Cypress Hill’s most bangin’ LP since their 1991 debut.… Cypress Hill still name-check firearms, threaten rivals and smoke more weed than a congregation of Rastas. But the obsessions are means to an end.”

The Wire – “…they come out fighting. Red eyed, rabid and slobbering with skunk-fueled menace.… gangsta rap’s future as a musical force is secure.”

Rap Pages – 4 (out of 5) – “Like previous albums…IV’s fabulous formula of speakerphone tones by B-Real and sporadic comments by Sen Dog resembles ‘How I Could Just Kill A Man’.”

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This article uses material from the Wikipedia article “Cypress Hill IV”, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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