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.
Personnel: Jessica Moss, Jessy Moss (vocals); Mike Sims (guitar, Moog synthesizer); Christian Olde Wolbers, Jeremy Fleener, Andy Zambrano, Rogelio Lozano (guitar); Eric Bobo (drums).
Audio Mixers: Muggs; Troy Staton.
Recording information: Ameraycan Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Estevan Oriol.
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.
Mixmag (12/01, p.63) - 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..."
Vibe (1/02, p.125) - 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..."