Smoke N Mirrors

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This article is about the B-Real album. For other uses, see Smoke and mirrors (disambiguation).
Smoke N Mirrors
Studio album by B-Real
Released February 24, 2009
Genre West Coast hip hop, Latin rap
Length 60:12
Label Duck Down Records
DDM CD 2090
Producer B-Real, Scoop DeVille, Salaam Wreck, Sick Jacken, Soopafly, J. Turner, Fifth, The Alchemist
B-Real chronology
The Gunslinger III
(2007)
Smoke and Mirrors
(2009)
The Harvest
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllHipHop.com 6.5/10 stars 2009
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars 2009
Okayplayer 78/100 2009
RapReviews.com 8/10 stars 2009
DJBooth 3.5/5 stars 2009
SPIN 3.5/5 stars 2009
XXL L 2009

Smoke N Mirrors is the debut solo album of B-Real, lead rapper of Cypress Hill, released on February 24, 2009[1] B-Real said that Fredwreck and will.i.am may be producing for this album, and that Cypress Hill's next release was expected to be out sometime in Summer of 2008.[1] Smoke N Mirrors was released on B-Real's record label, "Audio Hustlaz". It features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Damian Marley, Sen Dog, Soopafly and more.

Tracklist[edit]

Track Title Producer(s) Performer(s) Length
1 Children of the Night Scoop DeVille
  • Verses: B-Real
  • Chorus: Bo Roc
4:55
2 Gangsta Music Soopafly
  • Verses: B-Real
  • Chorus: Bo Roc
3:19
3 Don't Ya Dare Laugh Scoop DeVille
  • First Verse: B-Real
  • Second Verse/Chorus: Young De
  • Third Verse: Xzibit
3:57
4 Everything U Want Soopafly
  • First Verse/Third Verse/Chorus: B-Real
  • Second Verse/Bridge: Buckshot
3:29
5 6 Minutes The Alchemist
  • First Verse/Second Verse: B-Real
  • Third Verse: Young De
  • Chorus: Tekneek
3:41
6 Psycho Realm Revolution Sick Jacken
  • First Verse/Third Verse: B-Real
  • Second Verse/Fourth Verse/Chorus: Sick Jacken
4:46
7 Fire B-Real
  • First Verse/Third Verse: B-Real
  • Chorus/Second Verse: Damian Marley
3:21
8 10 Steps Behind J. Turner
  • First Verse/Second Verse: B-Real
  • Third Verse: Young De
  • Chorus: Tekneek & Young De
4:42
9 Get That Dough Fifth [aka Young Mass]
  • Verses: B-Real
  • Chorus: Babydoll Refresh
3:53
10 Dr. Hyphenstein B-Real
  • First Verse/Third Verse: B-Real
  • Second Verse: Snoop Dogg
  • Fourth Verse/Chorus: Young De
  • Final Verse: Trace Midas
3:59
11 Stack’n Paper J. Turner
  • B-Real
4:22
12 1 Life B-Real
  • First Verse/Second Verse: B-Real
  • Third Verse: Sen Dog
  • Chorus: Mal Verde
4:21
13 Dude VS. Homie J. Turner
  • B-Real
3:32
14 When They Hate You Salaam Wreck
  • Intro: Babydoll Refresh
  • Verses: B-Real
  • Chorus: Babydoll Refresh & B-Real
3:29
15 When We're Fucking J. Turner
  • First Verse: Kurupt
  • Second Verse: B-Real
  • Third Verse: Too Short
  • Chorus: Young De
4:23

Samples[edit]

  • "6 Minutes" - contains a sample of "Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons Theme" by Barry Gray
  • "Don't Ya Dare Laugh" - contains a sample of "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega
  • "Fire" - contains a sample of "Posse on Brodway" by Sir Mix-a-Lot
  • "Smoke N Mirrors" - contains a sample of "Children of the Night" by The Stylistics

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Position
Billboard 200 143
Top heatseekers 5
Top Independent Albums 20
Top Internet Albums 148
Top Rnb&Hip/Hop Albums 82

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b B-Real album information. Billboard. Accessed December 18, 2007.
  2. ^ DubCNN News archives November