Rise Up These vets call in favors from a broad range of pals for their first album in six years: Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello provides… Rise Up These vets call in favors from a broad range of pals for their first album in six years: Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello provides… 2010-04-20 Cypress Hill Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Rise Up (2010)

TROUBLE SEEKERS Cypress Hill
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TROUBLE SEEKERS Cypress Hill
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Apr 20, 2010; Lead Performance: Cypress Hill; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

These vets call in favors from a broad range of pals for their first album in six years: Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello provides metal riffs on two tracks, Marc Anthony trills on another, Cheech and Chong supply dazed patter between cuts, and so on. The result is Rise Up, a hodgepodge of clashing styles, but among them are more redeeming moments than you'll find on most late-career rap offerings. B

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Originally posted Apr 14, 2010 Published in issue #1099-1100 Apr 23, 2010 Order article reprints
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