About 30 years ago, Cypress Hill released their trailblazing self-titled debut album. The hip-hop group's debut album resonated heavily with the audiences of those times and continues to be a playlist rotation staple to music lovers today.
Cypress Hill's first album was fire, especially with the release of the singles "How I Could Just Kill A Man" and "The Phuncky Feel One." These hits were featured heavily almost everywhere, gaining peak notoriety on the Radio Los Santos in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas putting so some youngins out there up on game to the hip-hop OG's.
Now, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the self-titled debut album, the rap group will release a graphic novel. Z2 Comics partnered up with Cypress Hill for the graphic novel Tres Equis, penned by Noah Callahan-Bever and Gabriel Alvarez. The graphic novel will be illustrated by Felix Ruiz, Jefte Palo, Juan Gedeon, Damion Scott, Angel Hernandez, and Paris Alleyne.
Gabriel Alvarez goes on to say,
"I've always loved Cypress and comic books, so them together is like nacho cheese and chips, Cheech reunited with Chong, or tequila mixed with lime; it's been fun reconnecting with Noah, and every time I see the Cypress artwork, I'm blown away. It's incredible. I can't wait to get my own copy."
Tres Quis will feature characters from the groups' songs that include Sister Maggie from "Stoned Is the Way of the Walk" and Officer O'Malley from "Hole in the Head."
The graphic novel is set to be released in both English and Spanish and will hit comic book retailers and bookstores sometime in August 2021, setting you back $300 for a copy.
"XXX years ago, a trailblazing trio made music history blending East Coast hip-hop fundamentals with West Coast Chicano swagger to form a sound all their own. Before they became icons, Louis and Senen were just a couple of teenage cholos from around the way, trying to stay out of trouble until a series of chance encounters with both sides of the law changed their path forever," Z2's press release for the graphic novel read.
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