While they are known, generally, for their weed-friendly concerts and support and advocacy of medical and recreational use of the plant, Cypress Hill was one of the hardest groups to come out of California in the 1990s. Songs like “How I Could Just Kill A Man” and “Insane In The Brain” are widely regarded as West Coast classics, and the group — which consists of B-Real, DJ Muggs, Sen Dog and Eric Bobo (shout out to Mellow Man Ace and Julio G!) — would be the first Latino American hip hop artists to have platinum and multi-platinum albums.
With August 13th marking the silver anniversary of their self-titled debut album, Cypress Hill will honor the project with a special reissue of the LP. Collaborating with Boston-based Get On Down Records — the same minds who turned GZA’s Liquid Swords into a literal chess set and brought back an actual purple tape of Raekwon’s seminal debut — the remastered album will come in a resin sculpture of a their logo, a jet-black skull.
The release will also include a book which contains interviews from the group on the album’s creation, as well as never-before-seen photos, and is only limited to 1,991 copies. Pre-orders will be available on August 13th via Get On Down’s website.