(Rap) Superstar

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"(Rap) Superstar"
(Rap) Superstar.jpg
Single by Cypress Hill
from the album Skull & Bones
B-side"(Rock) Superstar"[A]
ReleasedFebruary 29, 2000[1]
GenreHip hop
Length4:53 (album version)
4:17 (edit)
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Louis Freese, Lawrence Muggerud
Producer(s)DJ Muggs
Cypress Hill singles chronology
"Siempre Peligroso"
(1999)
"(Rap) Superstar"
(2000)
"(Rock) Superstar"
(2000)

"(Rap) Superstar" is a single by American hip hop group Cypress Hill. The song was released as the lead single from the group's fifth album, Skull & Bones. It was originally released as a double A-side with its Rock counterpart on February 29, 2000 in the UK. An individual release was available starting sometime in April.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song begins with a young man walking down the street, kicking a can. Walking up to a puddle, the man finds a ticket with "Rap Superstar" written on it. A fun house suddenly pops up and the man hands the ticket to Sen Dog, then enters. In one of the rooms, the man sees a group of women who dress him up in a suit. In another room, the man listens to a speech being given by B-Real, dressed as Fidel Castro. In another room, TV screens show rappers Eminem and Noreaga giving testimonies about the rap business. At the video's climax, the man goes to a performance by the band before being chased by the crowd. As the man exits the fun house, an explosion occurs and the man smiles.[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US R&B 87[3]
US Rap 43[4]
CHE 21[5]
GER 22[6]
IRL 39[7]
NZ 34[8]
UK 13[9]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "(Rap) Superstar" and "(Rock) Superstar" were released together as a double A-side single in the United Kingdom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rap Superstar - Cypress Hill". AllMusic. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "Cypress Hill - (Rap) Superstar". YouTube. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  3. ^ "Cypress Hill Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  4. ^ "Cypress Hill Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  5. ^ "Discography Cypress Hill". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on June 29, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Cypress Hill / Longplay" (in German). PhonoNet. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  7. ^ "Discography Cypress Hill". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "Discography Cypress Hill". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  9. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: Chris C. – CZR". Zobbel. Archived from the original on May 7, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2014.