Cypress Hill’s Black Sunday Turns 30: A Look Back at the Iconic Album

On July 20, 1993, Cypress Hill released their second studio album, Black Sunday. The album was a critical and commercial success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and selling over two million copies in the United States.

Black Sunday was a groundbreaking album for hip-hop. It helped to introduce the genre to a wider audience, and it helped to pave the way for future crossover success stories. The album’s dark and gritty sound was a departure from the more mainstream hip-hop of the time, and it helped to establish Cypress Hill as one of the most unique and influential groups in the genre.

The album’s singles, “Insane in the Brain” and “I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That,” were both massive hits, and they helped to solidify Cypress Hill’s status as a major force in hip hop. The album’s other tracks, such as “When the Shit Goes Down,” “Lick a Shot,” and “The Phuncky Feel One,” were also well-received by critics and fans alike.

Black Sunday is a landmark album in the history of hip-hop. It helped to change the course of the genre, and it helped to introduce Cypress Hill to a wider audience. The album is still as relevant today as it was when it was first released, and it continues to inspire and influence new generations of hip-hop artists.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Black Sunday, Cypress Hill will be releasing a deluxe expanded edition of the album on July 20, 2023. The new edition will feature the original album, as well as five bonus tracks, including two brand-new remixes.

If you’re a fan of hip-hop, then you owe it to yourself to check out Black Sunday. It’s an essential album that helped to shape the genre into what it is today.

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