Black Sunday cover

Black Sunday


DJ Muggs and B-Real are as important as it gets for the Nineties of rap. This album is so good precisely because it is as dumb as boom bap wants to be, often. They get high! They shoot people! And they file perhaps the second-heaviest upright bass sample of the age, “I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That.” The stones-in-the-river, elephant nuts track is “Scooby Doo,” a Cypress Hill b-side from this album that is just upright bass and finger snaps. It’s the toughest tough guy song in rap history lol maybe maybe not.

Sasha Frere-Jones

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