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Cypress Hill: Brixton Academy, London

Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 23 June 2000

CYPRESS HILL'S 1993 breakthrough Black Sunday straddled every hip-hop fault line. Racially, Italian-American rapper B-Real joined Latinos DJ Muggs and Sen-Dog in a traditionally black-American art. And in the paranoically murky, dub-deep soundscape Muggs placed around B-Real's capering, helium-high raps of violent injury, mental anguish and marijuana-use, a new musical frontier was opened, crossing over toward white fans of similarly murky, disaffected grunge.

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