Today marks 25 years since Cypress Hill released their sophomore album ‘Black Sunday’ back in July 20, 1993. The album debuted at #1 on the billboard 200 & was certified triple platinum with multiple hit track such as ‘Insane in the Brain’, ‘Hits From The Bong’, ‘I Wanna Get High’, ‘I Aint Goin’ Out Like That’, + many more.
The hip hop trio were activists within the cannabis movement as they shaped it into what it is today in the west coast, literally bringing the OG KUSH to birth. SONY allowed them to do what they wanted artistically & helped them market that area. Even the liner notes of the album contained 19 facts about marijuana to promote the legalization movement.
Across the board, ‘Black Sunday’ has been praised by music critics and listeners. The album received outstanding reviews from all leading music publications and was even nominated for a Grammy. Singles from the project were used in popular films such as the cult classic How High, where Cypress had a cameo appearance. Commercially, the album is a classic, selling 3.4 million copies and being certified triple platinum by the RIAA.