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Millennium Music Profile: Gehenna - Cypress Hill

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Artist Details

Artist:

Cypress Hill.



Origin:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Genre:

  • Hip hop
  • Latin rap
  • Rapcore
  • Gangsta rap

Active:

1986 - Present.



Music Labels:

  • Columbia Records
  • Ruffhouse Records
  • Sony Music

Group Members:

B-Real Sen Dog DJ Muggs Eric Bobo


Millennium Episode Details

Episode Title:

 Gehenna



MLM Code:

#MLM-101


Production Code:

4C01


Season:

1


Original Airdate:

1996-11-01

Episode Summary:

When large quantities of human ashes are discovered in the flowerbeds in a San Francisco park, Frank Black joins an investigation that will lead to an overpowering cult that kills those members unwilling to conform to expectations. In getting closer to the cult’s all-powerful leader, Frank gets his first glimpse of a dark force that is controlling the killers he seeks.

Main Crew:

Written by Chris Carter
Directed by David Nutter
Edited by Stephen Mark

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Music by Cypress Hill used in the Millennium episode Gehenna

 
An image related to Cypress Hill whose music was used in Millennium.

Cypress Hill is a Latin American hip hop group from South Gate, California. One aspect of their popularity is their commitment to the legalization of cannabis consumption. Cypress Hill was the first Latin rap group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums and are history's best selling Latin rap group.


 

Where Cypress Hill can be heard in Gehenna

The Millennium episode Gehenna contains the following music by Cypress Hill:

  • Hits From the Bong

    Heard when the two BMW cars, which appeared at the start of the episode, have arrived again at the abandoned dry-cleaning plant. Loud rap music can be heard blaring from their car radios, this time Hits from the Bong. This time they drop off 'Bob Smith' who is rescued by Frank Black.

  • Insane in the Brain

    Heard in the opening episode teaser. San Francisco at night-time. Several young men, in two cars drive to secluded wooded area, with Cypress Hill rap music (from the Black Sunday CD) blaring from their radios. Music, "Insane in the Brain" continues throughout.

  • I Want to Get High

    Heard during the driving scene, the character referred to by one of his friends as 'The Dark Prince' opens a packet to reveal a blotter of LSD. The music playing on the car audio is Cypress Hill's I Wanna Get High.


Cypress Hill - additional music heard in Millennium

Millennium's producers would occasionally use additional music from the same artist, band or composer. Sometimes a track or song could be heard in more than one episode of the series.

Music from Cypress Hill was used in a total of 1 episode/s of Millennium. Below is a complete list of all music by Cypress Hill heard throughout the series and the episodes in which it was used, including links to the relevant music and episode profiles:



About Cypress Hill

Early career

Their first album, which was self-titled, was released in November 1991. Its single was "Phuncky Feel One," but it was the B-side "How I Could Just Kill A Man" (formerly "Trigga Happy Nigga") that attracted more airplay on urban radio and college radio. Based on the success of the single and other tracks such as bilingual track "Latin Lingo" and X-rated Spanish track "Tres Equis", the album sold two million copies in the US alone. Subsequently, DJ Muggs produced House of Pain's first album, then worked with the Beastie Boys and Funkdoobiest. The band made their first appearance at Lollapalooza on the side stage in 1992.

Black Sunday, the group's second album, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in 1993, recording the highest Soundscan for a rap group up until that time. Also with their debut still on the charts they became the first rap artists to have 2 albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 at the same time. With "Insane in the Brain" becoming a crossover hit, the album went double platinum in the U.S. and sold 3.25 million albums.

Cypress Hill was banned from Saturday Night Live after Muggs smoked cannabis on-air and the band trashed their instruments while playing their second single "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That". The band headlined the "Soul Assassins" tour with House of Pain and Funkdoobiest as support, then performed on a college tour with Rage Against the Machine and Seven Year Bitch. In 1993, Cypress Hill also had two tracks on the Judgment Night soundtrack, teamed up with Pearl Jam and Sonic Youth.

The band played at the 1994 Woodstock Festival introducing their new member Eric Bobo, formerly a percussionist with the Beastie Boys. Bobo is the son of salsa musician Willie Bobo. Rolling Stone magazine named the band as the best rap group in their music awards voted by critics and readers. Cypress Hill played at Lollapalooza for two successive years, topping the bill in 1995. They appeared on the The Simpsons episode "Homerpalooza".

Their third album Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom was released in 1995 selling 1.5 million copies and reaching number 3 on the Billboard 200 despite not having a hit single. Cypress Hill also contributed a track "I Wanna Get High" to the High Times sponsored Hempilation album to support NORML.

Continued career

Sen Dog took a break from the band to form a Los Angeles based punk-rap band SX-10. Meanwhile in 1996, Cypress Hill appeared on the first 'Smokin' Grooves' tour, featuring Ziggy Marley, The Fugees, Busta Rhymes and A Tribe Called Quest. The band also released a nine track EP Unreleased and Revamped with rare mixes.

In 1997, band members focused on their solo careers. Muggs released Muggs Presents ... the Soul Assassins featuring contributions from Wu-Tang Clan members, Dr. Dre, KRS-One, Wyclef Jean and Mobb Deep. B-Real appeared with Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J and Method Man on "Hit Em High" from the multi-platinum Space Jam Soundtrack. He also appeared with RBX, Nas and KRS-One on "East Coast Killer, West Coast Killer" on Dr. Dre's Dr. Dre presents...The Aftermath album, and released an album entitled "The Psycho Realm" from his side project of the same name. Though the focus that year was not on Cypress Hill, the band played Smokin' Grooves with George Clinton and Erykah Badu.

Cypress Hill released IV in 1998 which went gold in the U.S., even though the reviews were somewhat negative, on the backs of hit singles "Tequila Sunrise" and another tribute to smoking cannabis "Dr. Greenthumb." Sen Dog also released the Get Wood sampler as part of SX-10 on the label Flip.

In 1999, Cypress Hill helped with the PC crime/very mature video game Kingpin: Life of Crime. Three of their songs from the 1998 IV album were in the game. B-Real also did some of the voices of the people in the game.

Also in 1999, the band released a greatest-hits album in Spanish, Los grandes éxitos en español. Cypress Hill then fused genres with their two-disc release, Skull & Bones, in 2000. The first disc, "Skull" was comprised of rap tracks while "Bones" explored further the group's forays into rock. The album reached the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and number 3 in Canada. The first single was "Rock Superstar" for rock radio and "Rap Superstar" for urban radio. The band also released a Live at the Fillmore a concert disc recorded at the Fillmore (in San Fransico) in 2000.

Cypress Hill continued their experimentation with rock on the Stoned Raiders album in 2001. However, its sales were a disappointment, as the disc did not even reach the top 50 of the U.S. album charts.

Cypress Hill recorded "Just Another Victim" for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a theme song for Tazz. At the time, the WWE was using original music for almost all of the wrestlers, so this was an unusual step for the company to take, but it remains one of the more memorable songs to emerge from the wrestling organization.

The band released Till Death Do Us Part on March 23, 2004. The album saw the band experiment with reggae especially on the lead single "What's Your Number". The track features Tim Armstrong of Rancid on bass and Rob Aston of The Transplants on backup vocals. It is based on the classic song "Guns of Brixton" on The Clash's London Calling and has proven to be a success on the modern rock charts. However, the album represented a further departure from the signature sound of their first four albums. The album also features appearances by Damian Marley, son of Bob Marley, Prodigy and Twin of Mobb Deep and producer the Alchemist.

In 2004, the song How I Could Just Kill A Man is included in the popular videogame Grand Theft Auto San Andreas created by Rockstar Games, playing on West Coast hip hop radio station Radio Los Santos.

In December of 2005 a best of compilation album titled Greatest Hits From the Bong was released including 9 hits from previous albums and 2 new tracks. The group's next album is tentatively scheduled for an early 2007 release.

In the summer of 2006, B-Real appeared on Snoop Dogg's single "Vato". Pharrell Williams produced the track, and originally sang the hook, but because of the video idea, B-Real was asked to sing the hook.

Reggaeton Tego Calderon was featured in one of their songs.

Sound

One of the band's most striking aspects is B-Real's exaggeratedly high-pitched nasal vocals, which fits and emphasizes the lyrics' concentration on parodied gangster stories.

Sen Dog's lyrics are progressively more violent, but involves less rhymes compared to B-Real. In addition, as the style is today, some words are emphasized by adding a background voice to say them, however, Sen Dog's emphases are always more prominent, mostly shouted alongside with the rapping.

The sound and groove of their music, produced by Muggs, is also notable for its influence and stoned aesthetic; with its bass-heavy rhythms and odd sample loops ("Insane in the Brain" is notable for having a horse neigh looped in its chorus), it carries a psychedelic value, which lessened in the later albums.

The band is also known for involving rock instruments in their songs. This has caused the band to sometimes be classified as a rap-metal group. However, before the IV, album, no such songs existed. In IV, there is Lightning Strikes which doesn't truly use electric guitars, but a synthesized version of it. Skull & Bones has an entire Bones CD using such instruments. As for their later works, their involvement in rock ended with the album Stoned Raiders (the tracks Trouble (also the first single of the album), Amplified and Catastrophe being the songs).

The band's music is constantly subject to change; while the first album follows a more minimalistic and funky sound, Black Sunday, the successor, has a slightly darker side to it. III (Temples of Boom) and IV are mostly influenced by psychedelic music. The band abandoned that on Skull & Bones and got closer to the modern rap as it is today. Stoned Raiders has a more authentic sound than the rest, and Till Death Do Us Part carries reggae influences.

The band is also known to involve horns in their songs, and often have guitar and horns together in the instrumentals. What's Your Number?, Trouble, Tequila Sunrise, and (Rock) Superstar have become some of the bands most popular songs featuring these elements. Cypress Hill's experimenting in different genres of music even includes reggaeton in their track "Latin Thugs" which features Tego Calderon.


Song 1: Hits From the Bong


Hits From the Bong by Cypress Hill.

Album Title:
Black Sunday


Scene:
Hits From the Bong can be heard during the following scenes in the Millennium episode Gehenna:

Heard when the two BMW cars, which appeared at the start of the episode, have arrived again at the abandoned dry-cleaning plant. Loud rap music can be heard blaring from their car radios, this time Hits from the Bong. This time they drop off 'Bob Smith' who is rescued by Frank Black.


Details:

Black Sunday is the second album by rap group Cypress Hill. It was released on July 20, 1993.

It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, recording the highest Soundscan for a rap group at the time. The album went double Platinum in the U.S.

The first single, "Insane in the Brain," became a crossover hit, initiating their following among rock audiences.

The song "Hits from the Bong" was also used in the movie 'How High'.

In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source Magazine's 100 Best Rap Albums.



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Hits From The Bong
Hits From The Bong
Hits From The Bong
Hits From The Bong
Pick it, pack it, fire it up, come aloooong
and take hits from the boooong
Put the blunt down just for a second
Don't get me wrong it's not a new method
Inhale, Exhale - just got a ounce in the mail
I like a blunt or a big fat cone
But my double barrel bong is gettin me stoned
Home skillet, there's water inside don't spill it
It smells like shit on the carpet
Still it, goes down smooth when I get a clean hit
Of the skunky funky smelly green shit
Sing my song, puff all night long
As I take Hits from the bong...
Hits From The Bong y'all
Can I get a hit?
Hits From The Bong
Can I get a hit?
Hits From The Bong
Can I get a hit?
Hits From The Bong
Let's smoke that bowl, hit the bong
And then take that finger off of that hole
Plug it, unplug it, don't straaaain
I love you Mary Jane
She never complains, when I hit Mary
With that flame, I light up the cherry
She's so good to me, when I pack a fresh bowl I clean the screen
Don't get me stirred up the smoke, through the bub-bling water
Is Makin' it pure so I got ta', take my hit and hold it
Just like Chong, I hit the bowl and I reload it
Get my four-footer and bring it on...
As I take Hits from the bong
Hits From The Bong
Can I get a hit?
Hits From The Bong
Can I get a hit?
Hits From The Bong
Can I get a hit?
Hits From The Bong
Can I get a hit?
Hits From The Bong
Can I get a hit?
Straighten your dick out...
Can I get a hit? ...

Song 2: Insane in the Brain



Insane in the Brain by Cypress Hill.

Album Title:
Black Sunday


Scene:
Insane in the Brain can be heard during the following scenes in the Millennium episode Gehenna:

Heard in the opening episode teaser. San Francisco at night-time. Several young men, in two cars drive to secluded wooded area, with Cypress Hill rap music (from the Black Sunday CD) blaring from their radios. Music, "Insane in the Brain" continues throughout.


Details:

"Insane in the Brain" was a hit single for the American hip hop group Cypress Hill. It was released in 1993 and reached number 19 in the Hot 100 chart, and number 1 in the U.S. rap chart. The song was released on the group's Black Sunday album.

Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine covered this as a Tango Lounge style on the 2002 album Tuxicity.



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Advisory - the following lyrics contain explicit language:

Who you tryin' ta mess with ese?
Don't you know I'm loco?

To da one on da flam
Boy it's tough
I just toss that ham in the fryin' pan
Like spam
It's done when I come in
Slam
Damn, I feel like the Son of Sam
Don't make me wrek ya hectic
Automatic got me goin' like Gen'ral Electric
Damn
The lights are blinking I'm thinking
It's all over when I go out drinking
Oh
Makin' my mind slow,
That's why I don't fuck wit da big four-oh
Bro
I got ta' maintain
'Cause a nigga like me is goin' insane

Insane in the membrane
Insane in the brain!

Insane in the membrane
Insane in the brain!

Insane in the membrane
Insane in the brain!

Insane in the membrane
Insane in the brain!

Do my shit undercover
Now it's time for for the blubber
Blabber
To watch dat belly get fatter
Fat boy on a diet
Don't try it
I'll check your ass like a looter in a riot
Much too fast like a sumo slammin' dat ass
Leavin' your face in the grass
You know
I don't take a chulo
Lightly
Bitch just jealous 'cause he can't outwrite me
So kick that style, wicked
Wild
Happy face nigga never seen me smile
Whip dat mainframe
I'll explain
A nigga like me is goin' insane

Insane in the membrane
Insane in the brain!

Insane in the membrane
Insane in the brain!

Insane in the membrane
Insane in the brain!

Insane in the membrane
Insane in the brain!

Like Louie Armstrong
Play the trumpet, I'll hit dat bong
And break ya off somethin' soon
I got ta get my props
Cops
Come and try ta' snatch my crops
These pigs want to blow my house down
Head underground
To the next town
They get mad when they come to raid my pad
And I'm off in the night deuce Cad
Yes I'm the pirate
Pilot
Of this ship if I get wit' the ultraviolet dream
Hide from the red light beam
Now do you believe in the unseen
Look
But don't make ya' eyes strain
A nigga like me is goin' insane

Insane in the membrane
Insane in the brain!

Insane in the membrane
Insane in the brain!

Insane in the membrane
Insane in the brain!

Insane in the membrane
Insane in the brain!

Songwriters
LARRY MUGGERUD, LOUIS M. FREEZE, SENEN REYES

Song 3: I Want to Get High




I Want to Get High by Cypress Hill.

Album Title:
Black Sunday


Scene:
I Want to Get High can be heard during the following scenes in the Millennium episode Gehenna:

Heard during the driving scene, the character referred to by one of his friends as 'The Dark Prince' opens a packet to reveal a blotter of LSD. The music playing on the car audio is Cypress Hill's I Wanna Get High.



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I want to get high, so high
I want to get high, so high
I want to get high, so high
I want to get high, so high

Well it's the funk elastic
The blunt I twist it
The slammer five
Buddha fine
Funk on your desk, es'
Oh what you missed this
You got to bear witness
Catch a ho', and another ho'
Merry Christmas
Yes I smoke shit
Straight off the roach clip
I roll shit
Fold the blunt
At once
To approach it
Forward motion
Make you sway like the ocean
The herb is more than just a powerful potion
What's the commotion
Yo I'm not joking around, people learnin'
'Bout what they're smoking
My oven's on high when I roast the quayo
Tell Bill Clinton to go and inhale
Exhale
Now you the phunk of the Thai'
When I feel the effects

I want to get high, so high
I want to get high, so high
I want to get high, so high
I want to get high, so high

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