Cypress Hill's 'Stoned' Bumped To December
The release of Cypress Hill's upcoming Columbia album, "Stoned Raiders," has been bumped to Dec. 4. Originally due out Nov. 13, the album features hip-hop and hard rock tracks, and features guest appeThe release of Cypress Hill's upcoming Columbia album, "Stoned Raiders," has been bumped to Dec. 4. Originally due out Nov. 13, the album features hip-hop and hard rock tracks, and features guest appearances by Method Man & Redman, MC Ren & King Tee, Kurupt, Kokane, and Fear Factory's Christian Olde Wolbers.
Two separate singles from the 14-track album will be released Oct. 23 to U.S. radio stations: rock formats will receive a version of the song "Trouble" specially remixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Staind), while R&B/hip-hop and crossover stations will get "Lowrider." Videos for each will be simultaneously released to respective outlets.
"Stoned Raiders" is the follow-up to last year's "Skull & Bones," a two-disc effort divided evenly between hip-hop and hard rock. The set debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200. Cypress Hill also released the concert document "Live at the Fillmore" this past January, which debuted at No. 78 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
In advance of "Stoned Raiders," Cypress Hill will play two upcoming shows on its abbreviated Smoke Out festival tour. The first will be held today (Oct. 6) outside Los Angeles in Devore, Calif., with the likes of the Deftones, Busta Rhymes, and the Boo Ya Tribe also on the bill; the second follows on Oct. 21 at the Kualoa Ranch in Honolulu, and will feature Suicidal Tendencies, Pennywise, and the Kottonmouth Kings, among others. For more information, visit the official Smoke Out Web site.
As previously reported, planned tour stops in San Francisco, and Holmdel, N.J., were scotched from the itinerary. The tour is Cypress Hill's first attempt to expand its yearly day-long event in San Bernadino, Calif., to a traveling festival.
In other Cypress Hill news, four of the group's songs, including the newly recorded track "The Cisco Kid," will be heard in the Redman and Method Man film "How High," due in U.S. theaters in December. The group has also contributed the track "Memories" to the upcoming Snoop Dogg film "Bones," due out later this month, and its music backs the current trailer for the Denzel Washington/Ethan Hawke feature "Training Day," which opens this weekend.