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Music / Black Sunday (album)

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Released in 1993, Black Sunday is Cypress Hill's second album.


  1. "I Wanna Get High"
  2. "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That"
  3. "Insane In The Brain"
  4. "When The Shit Goes Down"
  5. "Lick A Shot"
  6. "Cock The Hammer"
  7. "Lock Down (interlude)"
  8. "3 Lil' Putos"
  9. "Legalize It"
  10. "Hits From The Bong"
  11. "What Go Around Come Around, Kid"
  12. "A To The K"
  13. "Hand On The Glock"
  14. "Break Em Off Some"

"These tropes ain't goin' out like that":

  • As the Good Book Says...: "Legalize It" quotes Genesis 1:12:
    "I have given you all the seed bearing plants on earth to use."
  • Badass Boast: From "Insane In The Brain":
    SEN DOG: "Punks just jealous 'cause they can't outwrite me"
  • Bulletproof Vest: Mentioned in "Hand On The Glock"
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Would you expect anything else from an album with a song titled "When The Shit Goes Down"?
  • Continuity Nod: "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That" and "When The Shit Goes Down" both reference "How I Could Just Kill A Man" from their debut Self-Titled Album.
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  • Cool Guns: So much. Gats, Glocks, AK-47s, .45 automatics... Would you expect anything else from an album with songs titled "Lick A Shot," "Cock The Hammer," "A To The K" and "Hand On The Glock?"
  • Dem Bones: Right there on the cover.
  • Everybody Must Get Stoned: "I Wanna Get High," "Hits From The Bong," etc.
  • "I Want" Song: "I Wanna Get High"
  • Instrumentals: "Lock Down (Interlude)"
  • N-Word Privileges: Whether the band has them or not is a heated discussion in and of itself, but the word does get used a lot in this album regardless.
  • Near-Death Experience: B-Real gets shot in the lung but survives in "Lick A Shot."
  • Officer O'Hara: From "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That":
    "Gonna put a slug in Captain O'Malley"
  • Rearrange the Song: "Hand On The Glock" is this to "Hand On The Pump" from their first album.
  • Reference Overdosed:
  • Sampling: As just a few examples...
    • "I Wanna Get High" samples Albert King's "Get Out Of My Life, Woman," "One Draw" by Rita Marley and their own "Stoned Is The Way of the Walk"
    • "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That" samples Harry Nilsson's "Rainmaker" and Black Sabbath's "The Wizard" and "Wicked World."
    • "Insane In The Brain" uses James Brown's "Say It Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud," Sly and the Family Stone's "Life," Buju Banton's "Boom Bye Bye" and their own "How I Could Just Kill A Man"
    • "When The Shit Goes Down" uses "Grab This Thing" by The Mar-Keys, "Stratus" by Billy Cobham and "Deep Gully" by Outlaw Blues Band
    • "3 Lil' Putos" uses Lou Donaldson's version of "Ode To Billie Joe"
    • "Hits From The Bong" uses Dusty Springfield's "Son Of A Preacher Man"
    • "What Go Around Come Around, Kid" uses their own "How I Could Just Kill A Man"
    • "A To The K" starts with a quote from the 1983 rap movie Wild Style.
    • "Hand On The Glock" uses EPMD's "You're A Customer."
  • Take That!: According to B-Real, "Insane In The Membrane" was meant to be a diss track towards Chubb Rock - Chubb Rock's "Yabbadabadoo" referenced "How I Could Just Kill A Man" in a way they thought was meant as an insult.
  • Your Head Asplode: From "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That", doubling as another The Three Little Pigs reference:
    "I'll huff and puff and blow your head off"