(Rock) Superstar

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"(Rock) Superstar"
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Single by Cypress Hill
from the album Skull & Bones
B-side "(Rap) Superstar"[A]
Released February 29, 2000[1]
Genre
Length 4:37
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Louis Freese, Lawrence Muggerud, Senen Reyes
Producer(s) DJ Muggs
Cypress Hill singles chronology
"(Rap) Superstar"
(2000)
"(Rock) Superstar"
(2000)
"Highlife"
(2000)
"(Rap) Superstar"
(2000)
"(Rock) Superstar"
(2000)
"Highlife"
(2000)

"(Rock) Superstar" is the second single from Cypress Hill's fifth studio album Skull & Bones. It was originally released as a double A-side with its standard rap counterpart on February 29, 2000 in the UK. An individual release was available starting sometime in April.

Music video[edit]

The song's music video is very similar to the previous single, "(Rap) Superstar", with the man picking up a ticket that says "Rock Superstar" on it, after giving the ticket to Sen Dog, the man enters into a fun house. A group of women dress up the man in a suit, before he wanders off, after seeing a testimony on a TV screen from Everlast, he encounters many record executives. At the video's climax, the man is chased out after going to a performance by Cypress Hill, as the man exits the fun house, it blows up behind him.[3]

Coal Chamber bassist Nadja Peulen appears in a cameo as the bass player of the band performing at the song's climax.[4]

Use in other media[edit]

The song is featured in the 2001 film Training Day.[5]

The song is featured in the 2000 video game "MTV Sports: Skateboarding Featuring Andy Macdonald," released on PC and various consoles.[6]

The song is featured twice in the American Dad! episode "The Boring Identity".[7] The first is when Steve becomes a paperboy and is introduced to their best worker, Roger, the second time is during a montage of the two "hustling" to earn extra money.

The instrumental is used as an intro at the beginning of each hour on the nationally syndicated radio and television sports talk show The Dan Patrick Show.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Alt. 18[8]
SWE 50[9]
UK 13[10]

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. ^ a b Weiss, Dan (April 6, 2012). "Ten Rap-Rock Songs That Are Actually Awesome". L.A. Weekly. 
  3. ^ "Cypress Hill - (Rock) Superstar". YouTube. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://nadjapeulen.com/galleries/481/cypress-hill-rock-superstar-2/
  5. ^ "Training Day (2001) - Soundtracks". IMDb. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ ""(Rock)" Superstar on Answers.com". Answers.com. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ ""American Dad!" The Boring Identity (TV Episode 2013)". IMDb. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cypress Hill Album & Song Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Discography Cypress Hill". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on June 29, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: Chris C. – CZR". Zobbel. Archived from the original on May 7, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2014.