Throw Your Set in the Air

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"Throw Your Set in the Air"
Throw Your Set in the Air.jpg
Single by Cypress Hill
from the album Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom
ReleasedSeptember 26, 1995 [1]
Genre West Coast hip hop
Length4:08 (album version)
3:25 (edit)
Label Ruffhouse, Columbia, SME
Songwriter(s) Freese, Muggs
Producer(s) DJ Muggs
Cypress Hill singles chronology
"Lick a Shot"
(1994)
"Throw Your Set in the Air"
(1995)
"Illusions"
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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"Throw Your Set in the Air" is the lead single from Cypress Hill's third album, Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom . Along with "Insane in the Brain", the song is used in The Simpsons episode "Homerpalooza". [2]

A lead single is the first single to be released from a studio album, by a musician or a band, usually before the album itself is released.

Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the first Latino American hip hop recording group to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 20 million albums worldwide. They are considered to be among the main progenitors of West Coast rap and hip hop in the early 1990s, being critically acclaimed for their first four albums. The band has also advocated for medical and recreational use of cannabis in the United States.

<i>Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom</i> 1995 studio album by Cypress Hill

Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom is the eponymous third studio album by American hip hop group Cypress Hill, released on October 31, 1995 by Ruffhouse and Columbia Records. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

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Music video

The song's music video shows the group performing the song in various places along with images of Buddha.

Feud with Ice Cube

According to B-Real and DJ Muggs, the rapper Ice Cube stole the hook of his song "Friday", the theme song of the 1995 comedy film Friday, from "Throw Your Set in the Air". [3] This ignited a feud between Cypress Hill and Ice Cube's supergroup Westside Connection, which resulted in three "diss tracks": "No Rest for the Wicked" on Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom (by Cypress Hill), "King of the Hill" on Bow Down (by Westside Connection) and "Ice Cube Killa" (non-album single by Cypress Hill). [4]

B-Real American musician

Louis Freese, known by his stage name B-Real, is an American rapper and actor. He is best known for being the lead rapper in the hip hop group Cypress Hill and one of two rappers in the rap rock supergroup Prophets of Rage.

DJ Muggs American hip hop musician

Lawrence Muggerud, better known by his stage name DJ Muggs, is an American DJ and record producer. He produced tracks for Funkdoobiest, House of Pain, Dizzee Rascal, U2, Depeche Mode, Die Antwoord and more. He is a current member of hip hop group Cypress Hill, trip hop band Cross My Heart Hope To Die, and the leader of Los Angeles art collective Soul Assassins.

Ice Cube American actor, producer and actor from California

O'Shea Jackson, known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, producer, director and writer.

Track listing

Club Remix
No.TitleLength
1."Throw Your Set in the Air" (Album Version)3:25
2."Throw Your Set in the Air" (Club Remix)3:12
3."Killa Hill"3:26
4."Throw Your Set in the Air" (Instrumental)2:52
5."Throw Your Set in the Air" (Slow Roll Remix)3:23
6."Killa Hill" (instrumental)3:26
7."Throw Your Set in the Air" (Club Remix Instrumental)3:12
8."Throw Your Set in the Air" (Slow Roll Remix Instrumental)3:24

Charts

Chart (1995)Peak
position
US 45 [5]
US R&B 60 [6]
US Rap 11 [7]
AUS 29 [8]
GER 83 [9]
IRL 19 [10]
NZ 7 [11]
SWE 13 [12]
UK 15 [13]

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