Y'all ever miss the days when a Jansport full of Phillies, a quarter-pound of Grand Daddy Purp, and a cassette copy of Cypress Hill's Black Sunday was all you needed in life?
Us too. Now we're stuck with shit like smartphones and complimentary fast-access Internet inside highway service plazas. Newspapers are emailed and the art of map folding dangles over the threshold of extinction thanks to some fake bitch named Siri.
Compared to the early '90s, life sucked until B-Real and the boys
dropped a dubstep-heavy collabo EP with Rusko announced a fall tour and injected pop culture with a heavy dose of nostalgia.
It's comforting that more than two decades after hip-hop's first Latin supercrew broke onto the scene with a critically acclaimed self-titled debut, Cypress Hill is still rolling blunts like it's 1990 and championing marijuana drug law reform.
"We came here to get you high," B-Real repeats on the opening of "Roll it, Light it," one of six tracks on the Rusko co-produced collaboration, Cypress X Rusko. Even through contemporary womp-womps and bass drops are at the forefront of "Roll it, Light it," lines about hitting "that fat sack" and blunt blazing are reassuring
Cypress Hill will never get old.
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Cypress Hill and Action Bronson. Tuesday, November 13. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $25 plus fees via fla.vor.us. All ages. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.