Smoke n Mirrors

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Smoke N Mirrors
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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 Koch

E1 Music
Producer B-Real, Scoop DeVille, Salaam Wreck, Sick Jacken, Soopafly, J. Turner, Fifth, The Alchemist
B-Real chronology
The Gunslinger III
(2007)The Gunslinger III2007
Smoke and Mirrors
(2009)
The Harvest
(2010)The Harvest2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllHipHop.com6.5/10 stars 2009
Allmusic3.5/5 stars 2009
Okayplayer78/100 2009
RapReviews.com8/10 stars 2009
DJBooth3.5/5 stars 2009
SPIN3.5/5 stars 2009
XXLL 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.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Smoke N Mirrors" (B-Real, Bo Roc)Scoop DeVille4:55
2."Gangsta Music" (B-Real, Bo Roc)Soopafly3:19
3."Don't Ya Dare Laugh" (B-Real, Young De, Xzibit)Scoop DeVille3:57
4."Everything U Want" (B-Real, Buckshot)Soopafly3:29
5."6 Minutes" (B-Real, Young De, Tekneek)The Alchemist3:41
6."Psycho Realm Revolution" (B-Real, Sick Jacken)Sick Jacken4:46
7."Fire" (B-Real, Damian Marley)B-Real3:21
8."10 Steps Behind" (B-Real, Young De, Tekneek)J. Turner4:42
9."Get That Dough" (B-Real, Babydoll Refresh)Fifth [aka Young Mass]3:53
10."Dr. Hyphenstein" (B-Real, Snoop Dogg, Young De, Trace Midas)B-Real3:59
11."Stack’n Paper" (B-Real)J. Turner4:22
12."1 Life" (B-Real, Sen Dog, Mal Verde)B-Real4:21
13."Dude VS. Homie" (B-Real)J. Turner3:32
14."When They Hate You" (B-Real, Babydoll Refresh)Salaam Wreck3:29
15."When We're Fucking" (Kurupt, B-Real, Too Short, Young De)J. Turner4:23

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