Stoned Raiders

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For the song, see Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom
Stoned Raiders
Studio album by Cypress Hill
Released December 4, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Hip hop, hardcore hip hop, rap metal, nu metal
Length 58:28
Label Columbia
Producer DJ Muggs
Cypress Hill chronology
Live at the Fillmore
(2000)
Stoned Raiders
(2001)
Stash
(2002)
Singles from Stoned Raiders
  1. "Trouble"
    Released: November 23, 2001[1]
  2. "Lowrider"
    Released: February 26, 2002[2]

Stoned Raiders is the sixth studio album by rap group Cypress Hill. It was recorded and released in 2001.

Album information[edit]

This album is best known for two of its songs - Trouble and Lowrider. The song Kronologik also summarizes Cypress Hill's career from their debut in 1991 until the album was released. Many of its songs feature guest artists like MC Ren, King Tee, Redman and Method Man.

'Here Is Something You Can't Understand', is a sequel of their breakthrough single, 'How I Could Just Kill a Man'. 'Lowrider' is also used on the British TV Series Soccer AM.

The album title was taken from the song of the same name, from the album Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom, released in 1995.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [3]
BBC Manchester (7/10) [4]
RapReviews.com (8.5/10) [5]
  • Mixmag - 3 out of 5 - "They seem to be searching for new sounds and styles and this explains the multi-personality nature of the album way better than the ubiquitous chronic."[6]
  • Vibe - 3.5 discs out of 5 - "Cypress Hill proves that where there's blunt smoke, there's fire. The quartet's hip hop joints haven't been this potent in years."[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by DJ Muggs.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Muggerud 1:03
2. "Trouble"   Correa, Freese, Muggerud, Reyes, Wolbers 5:00
3. "Kronologik" (featuring Kurupt) Brown, Freese, Muggerud, Reyes 4:45
4. "Southland Killers" (featuring MC Ren & King Tee) Freese, McBride, Muggerud, Patterson, Reyes 3:25
5. "Bitter"   Freese, Muggerud 4:20
6. "Amplified"   Correa, Fleener, Freese, Muggerud, Reyes, Zambrano 3:54
7. "It Ain't Easy"   Freese, Muggerud, Reyes 4:13
8. "Memories"   Freese, Muggerud 4:09
9. "Psychodelic Vision"   Freese, Muggerud 4:27
10. "Red, Meth & B" (featuring Redman & Method Man) Freese, Muggerud, Noble, Smith 3:45
11. "Lowrider"   Freese, Muggerud, Reyes, Reyes 6:41
12. "Catastrophe"   Correa, Freese, Muggerud, Reyes, Wolbers 3:25
13. "L.I.F.E." (featuring Kokane) Freese, Long, Muggerud, Reyes 4:43
14. "Here Is Something You Can't Understand" (featuring Kurupt) Brown, Freese, Muggerud, Reyes 4:30
15. "Weed Man" (Special Edition Bonus Track) Brown, Freese, Muggerud, Reyes 3:14
Sample credits
  • "Intro (Stoned Raiders)" Contains a sample of "Change the Beat (Female Version)" by Beside
  • "Trouble" Contains a sample of "Sound of Da Police" by KRS-One
  • "Kronologik" Contains a sample of "Illusions" by Cypress Hill
  • "Amplified" Contains a sample of "Funky Soul Makossa" by Nairobi

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)[8]

Year Chart Position
2001 The Billboard 200 64
2001 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amazon.com: Trouble/Lowrider Pt.2: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Amazon.com: Lowrider [Explicit]: Cypress Hill: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ Torreano, Bradley. "Cypress Hill: Stoned Raiders > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  4. ^ Long, Chris (January 2002). "Stoned Raider". BBC Manchester. Archived from the original on 27 June 2004. 
  5. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (11 December 2001). "Cypress Hill :: Stoned Raiders". RapReview Of The Week. RapReviews.com. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Stoned Raiders review". Mixmag (London: DMC Publishing). December 2001. p. 64. ISSN 0957-6622. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Edwards, Shawn (January 2002). "Cypress Hill: Stoned Raiders". Vibe (InterMedia Partners). p. 125. ISSN 1070-4701. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Stoned Raiders > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved 21 October 2011.