Rise Up

  • Record Label: Priority
  • Release Date: Apr 20, 2010
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. When Rise Up settles into this pro-marijuana groove, the album does begin to serve its purpose, however stunted that purpose may seem. Beyond that, there's very little to savor here, with the two emcees struggling to tender a memorable verse between them during 14 tracks spanning just under an hour.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 24, 2015
    7
    While returning to its classic stoner headbanger style, Cypress Hill can't seem to assure a good cohesion between the styles of the album andWhile returning to its classic stoner headbanger style, Cypress Hill can't seem to assure a good cohesion between the styles of the album and assure a decent number of great tracks. While old fans of Cypress Hill might be satisfied by the album, influenced by the band's reputation as a pillar of hip-hop, the album may leave new listeners wondering why. Full Review »
  2. Aug 21, 2010
    2
    It's over for this band. Nothing to be disappointed about in the least. The band since Temples of Boom has continued to push the envelopeIt's over for this band. Nothing to be disappointed about in the least. The band since Temples of Boom has continued to push the envelope with different sounds but nothing to date has been truly as magical as albums 1 and 3.

    The record? Well, just because your friends or have a similar cultural similarity doesn't mean you should make then guest star on your album. Morello and Everlast tracks are absolute busts which after the anticipation of this album almost make you mad if not flat out wondering if they are using too much product in the studio.

    I'm sure this album will be a fan favorite in any barrio or set in LA but that is where it ends.

    Recommendation - find a producer that will match your talent and push you.
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