100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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62. Cypress Hill, "How I Could Just Kill a Man"

Some of the lyrics to this menacing track were originally part of a demo called "Trigger Happy Nigga," which got the L.A. crew its record deal. Vocalist B-Real spit his roughneck verses over DJ Muggs' beat (which featured a Farfisa from garage-rock footnotes the Music Machine), and a blunted masterpiece was born.

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