With a resume built upon hits, Cypress Hill‘s B-Real [click to read] is still not willing to part ways with the microphone. Instead of being content with royalty checks for hits such as “Hand on the Pump” and “How I Could Just Kill a Man,” the Los Angeles emcee has created a brand new solo album for fans of “Dr. Greenthumb.“
The new album, Smoke N Mirrors will reportedly feature a slew of guests including Snoop Dogg, Buckshot, Sen Dog [click to read], Young De [click to read], Damian Marley, Sick Jacken, Kurupt and Too Short. The album is said to have production from Alchemist [click to read], Soopafly, Scoop Deville and B-Real himself.
B-Real, who spoke with us in late November about Smoke N Mirrors, gave more insight on what fans can expect from the album.
“I tried to create an album that had a lot of substance as opposed to a lot of the stuff out there right now, just bragging about the cars, women, jewelry, money. There’s a lot of that shit out there, didn’t want to fall under that line. I wanted to talk about some things, provoke some thought, inspire and bring people to have a good time. What an album should be: good times, bad times, funny times and the meaningless times, because in life, there are all those things and that’s what I tried to capture in the album.“
His single, “Fire” [click to listen] was just released. The Damian Marley-assisted track features Reggae inspired production crafted by B-Real himself.
Smoke N Mirrors is slated for a February 24th release via Audio Hustlaz/Duck Down Records.