Cypress Hill look at the legalisation of cannabis on new single Open Ya Mind

Listen to Cypress Hill's new single Open Ya Mind – the first release from their upcoming 10th album…

Cypress Hill look at the legalisation of cannabis on new single Open Ya Mind
Emily Carter
Eitan Miskevich

Cypress Hill have shared a brand-new single, Open Ya Mind, addressing the 'governmental ambiguity' of legalising weed in America.

Speaking about the track, the group's Sen Dog explains: "As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of our debut, we wanted to be sure fans knew we weren’t planning on slowing down and can’t wait for them to hear the new album, coming early next year.

"Open Ya Mind gives you a taste of what’s to come and we can’t wait to return to see you on the road in 2022!"

Indeed, it's the first track to be taken from Cypress Hill's upcoming 10th album, with plans for an official music video and also an 'extensive' 2022 European tour on the way…

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Speaking to Kerrang! in 2018 about Cypress Hill's fight to make weed legal, B‑Real explained of the origins of their stance: "We grew up getting High Times magazine and reading the freedom fighter articles. And we agreed. A lot of people were going to jail that didn’t need to be in jail for it. We were activists from the jump. We’re happy that the opportunities are opening up and laws are changing, but there’s still a lot of work to be done."

The rapper also reflected: "When we would talk about cannabis it was still taboo throughout our career for the first 10 – 15 years. We wouldn’t get opportunities that other groups with less success than us would get. We’d get overlooked. On top of that, we would get labelled as a ‘marijuana band’ as opposed to just a music group. We achieved a lot as a group, and we talked about more than just cannabis."

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