Today In Hip-Hop: Cypress Hill Releases Debut Album

On this day, August 13, in hip-hop history... 1991: For B-Real of Cypress Hill, the "Eureka!" moment occurred when he decided to pitch-up his vocal delivery. In Ice-T's documentary, From Something To Nothing: The Art Of Rap, B-Real spoke of being relegated to ghostwriter's duty for the group because his voice wasn't strong enough to carry a song by his own. However, when he decided to change to pitch his voice into a nasally, hyperkinetic delivery, it worked and several million records sold later, Cypress Hill remains one of hip-hop's most beloved group of the 1990s. Cypress Hill, the self-titled debut from the group, was ...

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