Cypress Hill is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its debut album, Cypress Hill, by re-releasing it in a special edition skull packaging.
“I thought it was a great idea,” B-Real says of the skull. “It goes along with the imagery that we’ve carried throughout the 25 years of our career. I saw the first round of it and it looked incredible, man … If there’s Cypress fans out there that got, like, a Cypress Hill trophy case, keep it with all the memorabilia.”
The collection comes with a CD of the album’s 16 tracks and a 100-plus-page book with interviews and pictures from the group, which also includes Sen Dog and DJ Muggs.
Boston-based record label Get On Down reportedly took three years to perfect the skull, which is based off the trio’s logo. The company is known for its creative releases, including packaging GZA’s Liquid Sword in a chess set and Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx cassette in a watch box.
Cypress Hill’s “25th Anniversary Skull” is available for pre-order August 13 at GetOnDown.com.