- Released: December 4, 2001
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Mixmag - 12/01, p.633 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..."
Vibe - 1/02, p.1253.5 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..."
Cypress Hill: Eric Bobo (rap vocals, drums); B-Real, Sen Dog (rap vocals); DJ Muggs (turntables).
Additional personnel includes: Redman, Method Man, Kurupt, Kokane, M.C. Ren, King Tee (rap vocals); Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar, bass); Mike Sims (guitar, Moog synthesizer); Jeremy Flenner, Andy Zambrano, Rogelio Lozano (guitar); Jessy Moss (background vocals).
Recorded at Ameraycan Studios, Hollywood, California.
While most of the rock and rap acts that emerged successfully in 1991 have gone the way of the Arsenio Hall show, Cypress Hill remains a significant and innovative force in both genres. Blazing a gold and platinum trail that has spawned many copycat groups, Cypress continues to keep it real on its 10th-anniversary album STONED RAIDERS. Kurupt guests on "Kronologik," a hip-hop account of the band's highs and lows. M.C. Ren kicks it old-school style on "Southland Killers." A luscious surf guitar chord blends with B-Real's verses and Bobo's percussion on "Bitter." "Amplified" is equally riveting with its funky retro groove. Redman and Method Man's blunt-infected rhymes flow perfectly with B-Real's on "Red, Meth & B." RAIDERS shows off all the musical sides of Cypress Hill, from street-level hip-hop to crunchy metal riffs to a flamenco guitar solo, and consequently takes the Cypress experience to the next level.