(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]
Released February 29, 2000[1]
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:53 (album version)
4:17 (edit)
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Louis Freese, Lawrence Muggerud
Producer(s) DJ Muggs
Cypress Hill singles chronology
"Siempre Peligroso"
(1999)
"(Rap) Superstar"
(2000)
"(Rock) Superstar"
(2000)
"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 up 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. 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.