The legendary DJ Muggs produced the self-titled debut album for Cypress Hill in 1991 using jazz, R&B, psychedelic rock and metal samples, and solidified himself as a pioneering producer in the process. With the album released over a year before Dr. Dre came out with The Chronic, DJ Muggs and Cypress Hill had already crafted stoner anthems like “Light Another” and “Stoned Is the Way of the Walk”. While other hip-hop groups had yet to openly embrace smoking marijuana, Cypress Hill was making it culturally cool to do so.
Nearly three decades later DJ Muggs continues to put in an incredible amount of work. Throughout the last few years the iconic producer has dropped projects with Cypress Hill, Roc Marciano, Yelawolf, Mach Hommy, Eto, Meyhem Lauren, Rigz, Crimeapple, and others, while adding to a list of collaborations and credits that already include U2, Depeche Mode, Planet Asia, House Of Pain, Dr. Dre, Van Halen, Pearl Jam, and Snoop Dogg among others.
Happy birthday, DJ Muggs!
Check out the classic DJ Muggs-produced “How I Could Just Kill A Man” for Cypress Hill below: