Total Devastation

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All Music Guide - Vince Ripol
For those who can't get enough of Cypress Hill's Black Sunday, Total Devastation offers another stash of marijuana-based rap. Sporting a cartoon cover of the band members toting a "Legalize It!" sign, Total Devastation credits the originator of that phrase by beginning with a snippet of the Peter Tosh classic. Yet despite similar touches throughout the album, it's obvious that the band's appreciation of Jamaican culture centers on ganja rather than reggae. Updating Cheech and Chong for the 90s, tracks like "Hemp Rally" and "Many Clouds of Smoke" contain amusing raps that cover topics ranging from marijuana legislation to then-President Bill Clinton's infamous "I didn't ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vince Ripol
For those who can't get enough of Cypress Hill's Black Sunday, Total Devastation offers another stash of marijuana-based rap. Sporting a cartoon cover of the band members toting a "Legalize It!" sign, Total Devastation credits the originator of that phrase by beginning with a snippet of the Peter Tosh classic. Yet despite similar touches throughout the album, it's obvious that the band's appreciation of Jamaican culture centers on ganja rather than reggae. Updating Cheech and Chong for the 90s, tracks like "Hemp Rally" and "Many Clouds of Smoke" contain amusing raps that cover topics ranging from marijuana legislation to then-President Bill Clinton's infamous "I didn't inhale" sound bite. The latter song also sums up the group's philosophy by declaring, "There's only three things in life that I need/Money, safe sex, and a whole lot of weed." Although not really a song in the traditional sense, "Hemp Hemp Hooray Relegalize Today" provides the most interesting diversion, as guest speaker Michael M. of H.E.M.P. educates listeners with an historical defense of the controversial plant. While Black Sunday's liner notes contained a similar lesson in a written format, Total Devastation's packaging goes one step further, encouraging grass-roots activism by including the addresses and phone numbers of cannabis-friendly organizations. Total Devastation might have been wise to expand on that angle instead of pursuing the sophomoric humor and gratuitous misogyny which sink to a nadir on the unforgivable "Fat Blunt Caper." Even when the lyrical content is tolerable, unimaginative samples from such overused sources as George Clinton's "Atomic Dog" often result in myopic mediocrity. Total Devastation's best tracks suggest the group is capable of generating more than a weak, fading buzz, but the album as a whole indicates they're probably too stoned to care.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/1993
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 078221873420
  • Catalog Number: 18734
  • Sales rank: 144,685

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Legalize Today! (1:06)
  2. 2 Hemp Rally (4:04)
  3. 3 Many Clouds of Smoke (5:28)
  4. 4 Da Soopa Doopa (4:04)
  5. 5 Fat Blunt Caper (5:21)
  6. 6 Da Horny Man (2:22)
  7. 7 Wonderful World of Skins (3:30)
  8. 8 Come Again (3:00)
  9. 9 Cloud Nine (3:51)
  10. 10 The D.G.F. Style (5:35)
  11. 11 You'll Get Blasted (3:20)
  12. 12 Zooted (5:44)
  13. 13 Hemp Hemp Hooray (3:45)
  14. 14 Many Clouds of Smoke (5:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Total Devastation Primary Artist
DJ Tuf Cut Tim scratching
Technical Credits
Boss Hog Executive Producer
Pat Armstrong Executive Producer
Total Devastation Arranger, Producer
DJ Tuf Cut Tim beats
Danny Clay Williams Engineer
Big Bass Brian Mastering
Anthony Harrison Jr. Artwork
Chris Technique beats
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Many clouds of smoke!

    Nice. Ahh the old days. Now the only thing I heat up in the morning is an iron to startch my shirt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I wanna get blunted my brotha!

    A very under-appreciated CD of the 90s. Has one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time w/ "Many Clouds of Smoke" and keeps the beats going strong w/ "Hemp Rally". However, as good as this CD is, there are a few songs that sound exactly alike and get worn out very quickly. Definitely a good CD to jam at a party tho....peace out

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