How I Could Just Kill a Man

Cypress Hill, DJ Jazzy Jeff Buy

About How I Could Just Kill a Man

"How I Could Just Kill a Man" is the debut single by hip hop group Cypress Hill from their eponymous debut album, Cypress Hill, and was their first major hit in 1991. It was released as a double A-side to "The Phuncky Feel One" and the music video featured cameos by A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip and Ice Cube, with whom the group would later feud. The song was also in the movie Juice (1992). It was re-released in 1999 with Spanish lyrics and a new video. It is featured as the first track on their greatest hits compilation Greatest Hits from the Bong. The song was also featured on the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, appearing on the West Coast hip hop station Radio Los Santos. It was voted number 79 in's Top 100 Rap Songs. Towards the end of the song (approximately the last 30 seconds) someone is heard saying, "All I wanted was a Pepsi". This quote is taken from the well-known Suicidal Tendencies song, "Institutionalized". In 2001, Cypress Hill included a sequel to the song on their album Stoned Raiders entitled "Here Is Something You Can't Understand", using the same chorus but with new verses from B-Real, Sen Dog and guest Kurupt. 


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It's another one of them ol' funky Cypress Hill things
You know whatI'msayin?
And it goes like this

Hey don't miss out on what you're passing
You're missing the hoota of the funky Buddha
Eluder or the fucked up styles to get wicked
So come on as cypress starts to kick it
Cuz we're like the outlaw stridin suckers are hidin'
Jump behind the bush when they see me driving
By, hangin out my window
And my magnum takin out some puto's
Acting kinda loco, I'm just another local
Kid from from the street getting paid for my vocals

Here is something you can't understand, how I could just kill a man

I'm ignoring all the dumb shit
Yo, because I bet it's comin' from it
I'm not gonna waste no time
Fuckin' around like I got ya hummin
Hummin' comin' at cha
And you know I had to gat ya

Time for some action, just a fraction of friction
I got the clearance to run the interference
Into your satellite, shining a battle light
Swing out the gat, and I know that will gat ya right
Here's an example, just a little sample
How I could just kill a man!
One-time tried to come in my home
Take my chrome, I said "Yo, it's on
Take cover son, or you're ass-out
How you like my chrome?", then I watched the rookie pass out
Didn't have to blast out, but I did anyway
Hahaha, that young punk had to pay
So I just killed a man!

Here is something you can't understand, how I could just kill a man

It's gonna be a long time before I finish
One of the many missions that I have to establish
To light my spliff, ignite ya with these sights
And if you ain't down: bullshit!
Say some punk try to get you for your auto
Would you call the one-time, play the role model?
No, I think you play like a thug
Next hear the shot of a Magnum slug
Hummin', comin' at cha
Yeah ya know I'm gonna gat ya
How you know where I'm at when you haven't been where I've been
Understand where I'm coming from
When you're up on the hill, in your big home
I'm out here, risking my dome
Just for a bucket, or a fast ducat
Just to stay alive, aiyyo I gotta say "f*ck it"
Here is something you can't understand
How I could just kill a man

Here is something you can't understand, how I could just kill a man

All I wanted was a Pepsi

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Cypress Hill

Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the first Cuban-American/Latino hip hop group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 18 million albums worldwide. They are one of the most well-known groups in West Coast rap and Hip Hop in general and are critically acclaimed for their first two groundbreaking albums. more »

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