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DJ Muggs

Alexander Richter

You knew. As soon as those fucking disgusting chopped-off bloody pig heads showed up in your timeline, you knew. Less than a month ago, the announcement arrived up on Twitter: a title, a release date, those pig heads, “an album by Armand Hammer & The Alchemist.” No tracklist. No advance music. All that came later, but none of it was needed. All you really needed was “an album by Armand Hammer & The Alchemist.” This was going to be special. And it is special. Haram is here now, and it’s everything those pig heads promised.

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In 2020, the Queens rap snarler Flee Lord released 12 mixtapes, one for every month of the year, and he still found time to deliver scene-stealing guest verses on multiple Griselda records. Today, Flee Lord has another full-length out, but this one is different. Flee Lord made this one with DJ Muggs, the legendary producer behind Cypress Hill, who’s been on a serious streak himself lately.

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In 2018, DJ Muggs went to Egypt. Muggs was the longtime production mastermind behind Cypress Hill, but in their later years, Cypress Hill had moved away from Muggs’ musical blueprint. They’d gone hit-chasing. Cypress Hill’s previous album, 2010’s Rise Up, had a single with Pitbull and Marc Anthony, and it also had songs with guys from Linkin Park and System Of A Down. The record didn’t work, so when Cypress Hill made the follow-up album, B-Real and Sen Dog went to Muggs and gave him total musical control over the album. Muggs took it.

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DJ Muggs really doesn’t get enough credit as one of the most significant sonic visionaries in rap history. Muggs has been making rap beats since the late ’80s, and he’s changed the entire sound of the genre at least once or twice. Last month, I wrote a column about Cypress Hill’s self-titled debut, and it got me thinking about how many people were influenced by Muggs’ menacing cartoon funk. Muggs has always been an expert sample-flipper, and he’s used strange, hallucinatory sound even in the context of massive hits. Consider, for instance, the screaming horse-whinny thing that gives House Of Pain’s “Jump Around” its electric charge.

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Getting booked as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live is the perfect way for any artist to become a household name. But with the national spotlight comes the show’s strict standards for guests, leaving some outspoken artists to feel restrained. As punk and alternative became more mainstream in the ’80s, the show began to […]

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It’s become a quarantine-era tradition: Spending an evening zoning out on your phone while you watch two middle-aged men struggle with technology, talk shit to each other, and take turns playing their own classic rap and R&B hits. This whole thing began last month, when Timbaland and Swizz Beatz spent a few hours attempting to […]