Trouble (Cypress Hill song)
"Trouble" is the lead single from Cypress Hill's sixth studio album, Stoned Raiders. The song was the first part of the double A-Side single. "Lowrider" was not released until February elsewhere. The song's music video begins with a shot of B-Real sitting in his car trying make a call on his cellphone. After his phone dies, he exits the vehicle to use a payphone after leaving a $50 bill in a homeless man's cup and taking a quarter out of the cup; as he tries to make the call, he discovers. As he turns around, he sees a group of hooded men start to form around him and the homeless man drives off in his car and the men start to give chase through city. Meanwhile, Sen Dog is sitting at home drinking a beer on the couch; as he goes to the fridge to get another, someone knocks at the door. As he exits the house he sees many people moshing on his front lawn, his family exits the house to find that he is by himself, looking on in confusion. The video returns to B-Real, still running through the streets.
He turns down his trapped. As the men catch up to him they remove their hoods and reveal that they are all different versions of B-Real himself. Shots of the band performing the song are inter-cut with the video's story. Trouble/Lowrider double a-side track listing: B-Real – Vocals Sen Dog – Vocals DJ Muggs – Mixing Eric Bobo – Drums Rogelio Lozano – Guitar Christian Olde Wolbers – Bass
Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. It was founded in 1887, evolving from the American Graphophone Company, the successor to the Volta Graphophone Company. Columbia is the oldest surviving brand name in the recorded sound business, the second major company to produce records. From 1961 to 1990, Columbia recordings were released outside North America under the name CBS Records to avoid confusion with EMI's Columbia Graphophone Company. Columbia is one of Sony Music's four flagship record labels, alongside former longtime rival RCA Records, as well as Arista Records and Epic Records. Artists who have recorded for Columbia include Harry Styles, AC/DC, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Beyoncé, Dave Brubeck, The Byrds, Johnny Cash, Mariah Carey, The Chainsmokers, The Clash, Miles Davis, Rosemary Clooney, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Wind & Fire, Duke Ellington, 50 Cent, Erroll Garner, Benny Goodman, Adelaide Hall, Billy Joel, Janis Joplin, John Mayer, George Michael, Billy Murray, Pink Floyd, Lil Nas X, Frank Sinatra and Garfunkel, Bessie Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Andy Williams, Pharrell Williams, Bill Withers, Paul Whiteman, Joe Zawinul The Columbia Phonograph Company was founded in 1887 by stenographer and New Jersey native Edward D. Easton and a group of investors.
It derived its name from the District of Columbia. At first it had a local monopoly on sales and service of Edison phonographs and phonograph cylinders in Washington, D. C. Maryland, Delaware; as was the custom of some of the regional phonograph companies, Columbia produced many commercial cylinder recordings of its own, its catalogue of musical records in 1891 was 10 pages. Columbia's ties to Edison and the North American Phonograph Company were severed in 1894 with the North American Phonograph Company's breakup. Thereafter it sold only phonographs of its own manufacture. In 1902, Columbia introduced a molded brown wax record, to use up old stock. Columbia introduced black wax records in 1903. According to one source, they continued to mold brown waxes until 1904 with the highest number being 32601, "Heinie", a duet by Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan; the molded brown waxes may have been sold to Sears for distribution. Columbia began selling disc records and phonographs in addition to the cylinder system in 1901, preceded only by their "Toy Graphophone" of 1899, which used small, vertically cut records.
For a decade, Columbia competed with both the Edison Phonograph Company cylinders and the Victor Talking Machine Company disc records as one of the top three names in American recorded sound. In order to add prestige to its early catalog of artists, Columbia contracted a number of New York Metropolitan Opera stars to make recordings; these stars included Marcella Sembrich, Lillian Nordica, Antonio Scotti and Edouard de Reszke, but the technical standard of their recordings was not considered to be as high as the results achieved with classical singers during the pre–World War I period by Victor, England's His Master's Voice or Italy's Fonotipia Records. After an abortive attempt in 1904 to manufacture discs with the recording grooves stamped into both sides of each disc—not just one—in 1908 Columbia commenced successful mass production of what they called their "Double-Faced" discs, the 10-inch variety selling for 65 cents apiece; the firm introduced the internal-horn "Grafonola" to compete with the popular "Victrola" sold by the rival Victor Talking Machine Company.
During this era, Columbia used the "Magic Notes" logo—a pair of sixteenth notes in a circle—both in the United States and overseas. Columbia stopped recording and manufacturing wax cylinder records in 1908, after arranging to issue celluloid cylinder records made by the Indestructible Record Company of Albany, New York, as "Columbia Indestructible Records". In July 1912, Columbia decided to concentrate on disc records and stopped manufacturing cylinder phonographs, although they continued selling Indestructible's cylinders under the Columbia name for a year or two more. Columbia was split into one to make records and one to make players. Columbia Phonograph was moved to Connecticut, Ed Easton went with it, it was renamed the Dictaphone Corporation. In late 1922, Columbia went into receivership; the company was bought by its English subsidiary, the Columbia Graphophone Company in 1925 and the label, record numbering system, recording process changed. On February 25, 1925, Columbia began recording with the electric recording process licensed from Western Electric.
"Viva-tonal" records set a benchmark in tone and clarity unequaled on commercial discs during the 78-rpm era. The first electrical recordings were made by Art Gillham, the "Whispering Pianist". In a secret agreement with Victor, electrical technology was kept secret to avoid hurting sales of acoustic records. In 1926, Columbia acquired Okeh Records and its growing stable of jazz and blues artists, including Louis Armstrong and Clarence Williams. Columbia had built a catalog of blues and jazz artists, including Bessie Smith in their 14000-D Race series. Columbia had a successful "Hillbilly" series. In 1928, Paul Whiteman, the nation's most popular orchestra leader, left Victor to record for Columbia. During the same year, Columbia executiv
Black Sunday (Cypress Hill album)
Black Sunday is the second studio album by American hip hop group Cypress Hill, released on July 20, 1993 by Ruffhouse and Columbia Records. The album debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200, selling 261,000 copies in its first week of sales and becoming the highest Soundscan recording for a rap group at the time; the album went Triple platinum in the U. S. with 3.4 million units sold. The first single, "Insane in the Brain," became a crossover hit, starting a following among rock audiences. A censored version of the album was made which removes the song "A to the K". "Hand on the Glock" is a re-recorded version of the track "Hand on the Pump", from the debut album Cypress Hill. The booklet of the album contains 19 facts about the history of hemp and the positive attributes of cannabis; the songs "Hits from the Bong" and "I Wanna Get High" were used in the 2001 film How High. "I Wanna Get High" was featured in the vampire junkie film "The Addiction." "Hits from the Bong" was heard in the 2011 film Hall Pass.
"Cock The Hammer" was featured on the soundtrack to the 1993 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Last Action Hero. The song "When the Shit Goes Down" was included in the 2013 film This Is the End; the single "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That" was featured in a trailer for Season 3 of the Netflix series Narcos. The single "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That" was nominated for the Grammy Award's Best Rap Performance of the year category. Rolling Stone - 4 stars - Excellent - "…it's the Cypress combo of stark grooves and cinematic gangsta fairy tales that allows them to rule the streets, a formula not messed with on Black Sunday…"The Source - 4 stars - Excellent - "…a darker sequel…this album is worth buying as it rips the frame out of all those Cypress bandwagon jumpers…" Included in Q magazine's list of the 50 Best Albums of 1993. Ranked #35 in Melody Maker's list of "The Albums of the Year" for 1993. Ranked #29 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll. Ranked #8 in New Musical Express's list of "The Top 50 LPs of 1993".
All tracks produced except track 2 produced by T-Ray. Repressings have a fade at the end of "Insane In The Brain" due to sample clearance issues, & "Lock Down" is omitted. B-Real - vocals Sen Dog - vocals DJ Muggs - turntables.
Mixmag is a British electronic dance and clubbing magazine, published in London, England. Launched in 1982, the magazine covers dance events, reviews music and club nights; the first issue was printed on 1 February 1983 as a 16-page black-and-white magazine published by Disco Mix Club, a DJ mailout service. The first cover featured American music group Shalamar; when house music began in the 1980s, editor and DJ Dave Seaman turned the magazine from a newsletter for DJs into a magazine covering all dance music and club culture. Mixmag, in association with its original publishing company, DMC Publishing, released a series of CDs under the "Mixmag Live" heading; the magazine, which reached a circulation of up to 70,000 copies during the height of the popularity of acid house, was sold to EMAP Ltd. in the mid-1990s. In 2001, the magazine teamed up with Virgin Records to release a double album titled B!g Tunes. After a dip in sales in 2003, it was bought by Development Hell, the company that owned The Word music magazine, in 2005.
In 2007, Nick DeCosemo became editor. In 2012, The Guardian collaborated with Mixmag on a survey of British drug-taking habits. MixMag is owned by Wasted Talent Ltd, a company which changed its name from Mixmag Media Ltd in May 2017; as of 2018, published accounts show that the company has lost between £500,000 and £1,000,000 every year for the past ten years. A loan was agreed with Barclays in December 2018. Official website Mixmag discography at Discogs Geoghegan, Kev. "Mixmag Celebrates 25 Years of Clubbing". Newsbeat
Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom
Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom is the eponymous third studio album by American hip hop group Cypress Hill, released on October 31, 1995 by Ruffhouse and Columbia Records. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA. With this album, the group turned towards a more tranquil, slower, spooky sound with beats; the dark mood of this album reflects the strife within the group during this era, when member Sen Dog temporarily left the band to pursue other projects. Wu-Tang Clan members RZA and U-God both make appearances on "Killa Hill Niggas". Notable was track "No Rest for the Wicked", which ignited the feud between Cypress Hill and rapper Ice Cube, who they claimed stole the hook from the Friday theme song from the band's "Throw Your Set in the Air". On many shows of the "Temples Of Boom" tour, the group would take time in between songs to talk about this feud and get the crowd to yell obscenities about Ice Cube. Rolling Stone - 3.5 Stars - Good - "…half of III bumps with a new and improved Cypress Hill sound that marks producer Muggs' progress.… For all the rude immediacy of its rhymes, III is an album of many musical hues…Cypress Hill still wield an intoxicating power that's all their own…" Q - 4 Stars - Excellent - "The production is sophisticated, incorporating Indian sitar and sloping psychedelic bass grooves to create a vaguely threatening ambient hardcore."
Melody Maker - Bloody Essential - "…resonates with freakish cheese-wire paranoia…a gobsmacking paradox of expansive claustrophobia.… The funk patters like an erratic heartbeat, the voices are stretched to bursting with menace and loathing and mockery…" Rap Pages - 7 - "B-Real spits out lyric after lyric lambasting critics, ex-homies and anyone else not down with his familia.… Some of the record might sound familiar, hey, that's the Cypress sound." NME - 7 - "At its most powerful, tuneful and entertaining, it's sneering'90s hip-hop.… In the weeks of the OJ fall-out and the Nation Of Islam Million Man March, Cypress Hill have made the album which reflects US and, global paranoia with spookily apt timing." All tracks produced by DJ Muggs, except track 5 produced by RZATrack 16 Is A Japan Bonus Track Album - Billboard Cypress Hill – III - Temples Of Boom at Discogs
Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the first Latino American hip hop recording group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 20 million albums worldwide, they are considered to be among the main progenitors of West Coast rap and hip hop in the early 1990s, being critically acclaimed for their first four albums. The band has advocated for medical and recreational use of cannabis in the United States. Senen Reyes and Ulpiano Sergio Reyes are brothers born in Pinar del Cuba. In 1971, their family emigrated to the United States from Cuba, they lived in South Gate, California. In 1988, the two brothers teamed up with New York City native Lawrence Muggerud and Louis Freese to form a hip-hop group named DVX; the band soon lost Mellow Man Ace to a solo career, changed their name to Cypress Hill, after a street in South Gate. After recording a demo in 1989, Cypress Hill signed a record deal with Ruffhouse Records, their self-titled first album was released in August 1991.
The lead single was the double A-side "The Phuncky Feel One"/"How I Could Just Kill a Man" which received heavy airplay on urban and college radio. The other two singles released from the album were "Hand on the Pump" and "Latin Lingo", the latter of which combined English and Spanish lyrics; the success of these singles led to the album selling two million copies in the US alone. Cypress Hill contributed the song "Shoot'Em Up" to the soundtrack of the movie Juice; the group made their first appearance at Lollapalooza on the side stage in 1992. Black Sunday, the group's second album, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in 1993, recording the highest Soundscan for a rap group up until that time. With their debut still in the charts, they became the first rap group to have two albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 at the same time. With "Insane in the Brain" becoming a crossover hit, the album went triple platinum in the U. S. and sold about 3.25 million copies. The band headlined the Soul Assassins tour with House of Pain and Funkdoobiest as support performed on a college tour with Rage Against the Machine and Seven Year Bitch.
In 1993, Cypress Hill had two tracks on the Judgment Night soundtrack, teaming up with Pearl Jam on the track "Real Thing" and Sonic Youth on "I Love You Mary Jane". The group played at Woodstock 94, introducing new member Eric Bobo, son of Willie Bobo and a percussionist with the Beastie Boys. Rolling Stone magazine named the group as the best rap group in their music awards voted by critics and readers. Cypress Hill played at Lollapalooza for two successive years, topping the bill in 1995, they appeared on the "Homerpalooza" episode of The Simpsons. Prior to Bobo joining the crew, Panchito "Ponch" Gomez sat in as a percussionist, their third album III: Temples of Boom was released in 1995, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Cypress Hill contributed a track "I Wanna Get High" to the High Times sponsored Hempilation album to support NORML. Sen Dog took a break from the band to form a Los Angeles-based rap rock band, SX-10. Meanwhile, in 1996, Cypress Hill appeared on the first Smokin' Grooves tour, featuring Ziggy Marley, The Fugees, Busta Rhymes and A Tribe Called Quest.
The band released a nine track EP Unreleased and Revamped with rare mixes. In 1997, band members focused on their solo careers. Muggs released Soul Assassins: Chapter 1 featuring contributions from Dr. Dre, KRS-One, Wyclef Jean and Mobb Deep. B-Real appeared with Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J and Method Man on "Hit Em High" from the multi-platinum Space Jam Soundtrack, he appeared with RBX, Nas and KRS-One on "East Coast Killer, West Coast Killer" from Dr. Dre's Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath album, contributed to an album entitled The Psycho Realm with the band of the same name. Though the focus that year was not on group efforts, the band played Smokin' Grooves with George Clinton and Erykah Badu. Cypress Hill released IV in 1998 which went gold in the US, on the backs of hit singles "Tequila Sunrise" and "Dr. Greenthumb". Sen Dog released the Get Wood sampler as part of SX-10 on the label Flip. In 1999, Cypress Hill helped with the PC crime video game Kingpin: Life of Crime. Three of the band's songs from the 1998 IV album were in the game.
B-Real did voice work for some of the game's characters. In 1999, the band released a greatest-hits album in Spanish, Los grandes éxitos en español. In 2000, Cypress Hill fused genres with their fifth album, Skull & Bones, a two-disc album; the first disc, "Skull" was composed of rap tracks while "Bones" explored further the group's forays into rock. The album reached the Top 5 on number 3 in Canada; the first single was "Rap Superstar" for urban radio. Following the release of the album, Cypress Hill landed a slot opening for The Offspring on the Conspiracy of One tour; the band released Live at the Fillmore, a concert disc recorded at the Fillmore in 2000. Cypress Hill continued their experimentation with rock on the Stoned Raiders album in 2001. However, its sales were a disappointment, as the disc did not reach the top 50 of the US album charts. In 2001, the group appeared in the film. Cypress Hill recorded "Just Another Victim" for WWE as a theme song for Tazz. At the time, WWE was using original music for all of the wrestlers.
The band released Till Death Do Us Part on March 23, 2004. The
BBC Manchester is the British Broadcasting Corporation regional headquarters for the North West, the largest BBC region in the UK. BBC Manchester is a department of the BBC North Group division; the BBC considers the Manchester department as one of its three main national bases alongside London and Bristol, has had a presence in the city since launching the 2ZY radio station in 1922. The BBC had its first studio outside London in 1954 when the Corporation leased the Dickenson Road Studios. In 1967, the decision was taken to build a purpose-built BBC building in Manchester on Oxford Road which opened in 1976. Manchester's television industry struggled during the early 2000s when Granada Television reduced operations in Manchester with the newly formed ITV opting to move operations to London which meant New Broadcasting House and Granada Studios were underused. BBC Television Centre in London, Granada Studios and New Broadcasting House in Manchester were all coming to the end of their operational span and the BBC decided to transfer more departments north, preferably to Manchester where they have been based for 90 years.
The move would aim to boost the ailing Manchester media industry, lower operational costs compared to London and represent the north of England more proportionally. The BBC decided on moving to MediaCityUK in a short distance outside the city centre. BBC Manchester transferred from New Broadcasting House. Manchester was home to the BBC's first television studio outside London in 1954 with the acquisition of Dickenson Road Studios in Rusholme, a converted church; the BBC formed BBC Manchester in the 1950s and the Manchester department bought the studios from Mancunian Films. The BBC formed another production centre, BBC Piccadilly Studios in Manchester city centre in 1957 for local programming; the Dickenson Road studios were the original base for Top of the Pops from the first edition broadcast on New Year's Day 1964 from Studio A. DJs Jimmy Savile and Alan Freeman presented in a week when The Beatles, with "I Want to Hold Your Hand", that week's number one. A Mancunian model, Samantha Juste, was the regular "disc girl".
Local photographer Harry Goodwin was hired to provide shots of non-appearing artists, to provide backdrops for the chart rundown. In 1972, local broadcaster Stuart Hall hosted. Stuart Hall remarked that the programme was like "the Olympic Games with custard pies"; the programme was revived under BBC Manchester's ownership with viewing figures surging from 100,000 to 15 million. The Dickenson Road facility remained in use until 1975. From 1975, BBC Manchester's base was New Broadcasting House on Oxford Road in Manchester city centre. New Broadcasting House had one small studio and one large studio, Studio A, equipped for live programming and recording drama programmes. Studio A underwent a major £6 million expansion in 1989 which increased the studio's volume by 80%. Upon completion it was the largest BBC studio outside London at 6,204 ft; the early 2000s were tough for BBC Manchester and the diminishing Granada Television as a result of the ITV takeover in 2004 affected the level of programme production.
3SixtyMedia Studios at Granada Studios and New Broadcasting House only had enough filming work to operate two studios, despite having five available. New programmes such as Life on Mars, Dragons' Den and Waterloo Road were all commissioned soon after and Manchester is now Europe's 2nd largest creative industry in Europe. BBC Manchester was the base for programmes such as It's a Knockout and Red Dwarf, while programmes such as A Question of Sport originated there. In 2003, as BBC Pacific Quay, The Mailbox and BBC White City were being redeveloped it was touted the New Broadcasting House site could be redeveloped but this idea was shelved to create a new purpose-built television studios. BBC Manchester transferred its base to MediaCityUK in 2011, located two miles west of New Broadcasting House in Salford Quays. New Broadcasting House was demolished in 2013, the land is now being used as a car park; the BBC owns 20% of Granada Studios through 3SixtyMedia. 3SixtyMedia is a joint venture, formed in 2000, between the ITV Studios.
The venture aimed to cut costs for the Granada. The merger gave the BBC greater use of the Granada Studios which were far larger than New Broadcasting House with three large studios and a number of drama studios compared with NBH which only had two multi-use studios; the BBC's first Big Screen was erected in Manchester. The Screen became a permanent feature of Exchange Square in 2003 after a successful trial in Manchester during key events such as the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and the 2002 Football World Cup. BBC Birmingham