Skull & Bones is the fifth studio album by the rap group Cypress Hill, released on April 25, 2000. The album's genre and style are divided into two - a hip-hop disc ("Skull") and a rap metal disc ("Bones").
Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "A bipolar breakdown…proving hip-hop is more like T2…capable of morphing into anyone they wanna be."
CMJ - "Proves rather convincingly that Cypress Hill still packs a mighty punch."
Vibe - "Marks the first major shift in the group's direction....Half of [the album] is a head-banging jam session....Songs like '(Rap) Superstar' prove that the group still has that winning formula."
The Source - 3.5 mics out of 5 - "May be their most drastic turn yet.… Cypress' flavor runs thick across the disc.… They break down the barriers in order to transcend the industry-imposed terms of alternative and rap…another set for the weeded."
Rap Pages - "May be the best album you hear for the next 2 years.… [It] is so artistically good that it [will] stay in your personal rotation…"
Mojo - "Finds them sticking a finger in the air and finding the wind blowing in the direction of thrash-metal."
NME - 7 out of 10 - "Picks up where the groggy metal/rap melange of '98s Cypress Hill IV left off.… It's business as usual.… They do hip-hop and they do funk-metal rawk…evolving slowly."