DJ Muggs Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records (Part 1)

Cypress Hill "Hits From the Bong" (1993)

Album: Black Sunday
Label: Ruffhouse Records, Columbia
DJ Muggs: “We did that in L.A. And we were trying to figure out another way to approach doing a weed song. Like, ‘We’re gonna smoke weed again? Fuck.’ So we were like, ‘Nobody’s done a song called ‘Hits from the Bong.’ Let’s record a bong hit, and we’ll put it throughout the song.’

“We always smoked a bong, being around rock and roll fools. More white boys smoke bongs. The hood didn’t know what a fucking bong was. But I grew up with my uncle, and it was all velvet posters and black-lights and fucking lava lamps. And weed and incense. I didn’t know what the weed was, but I remember the smell of it, and the incense, looking back on it.

 

We always smoked a bong, being around rock and roll fools. More white boys smoke bongs. The hood didn’t know what a bong was.

 

“So we came up with the idea, and B-Real was writing it, and we were just throwing ideas around, like, ‘You know the bong water? How when it spills it stinks?’ And just talking, and thinking about all the things about a fucking bong. B wrote that shit, and it came out fucking good.

“Yeah, [we bring a huge bong on stage]. It was called an Excalibur I think. They got like a six foot or eight foot one. I think Bobo just retired from hitting it. [Laughs.] That thing is big. I can’t smoke out of it. When I hit a bong, I’m like coughing out of it for ten minutes. But these guys, they got the fucking iron lungs.

“We also used to take this giant ass joint, a six foot joint, on the road. We like to put a show on for people, using different props and stuff. The bong came, and the bong just stuck. It was easy to take apart. You’d take it apart like a rifle, put it in its case, and put it back together. It was really easy to travel with, so it became a staple in our show.

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