B-Real & Brady Watt Add Some Dr. Dre & DJ Premier To Cypress Hill’s Biggest Hits

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Renowned bass player, producer, and member of DJ Premier’s Badder Band Brady Watt has been bringing his groove to video lately, linking up with MCs and singers for a series of videos he’s calling “Bass & Bars.”

Each entry has Watt laying down a bassline for a guest to recite a beloved verse or two from their career. Previous entries in his series include Bun B, Pharoache Monch and MC Eiht. This week, Watt links up with Cypress Hill frontman B-Real as he delivers two classic Cypress Hill verses from 1993’s “Insane In the Brain” and 1991’s “How I Could Just Kill A Man” breakout.

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As B-Real takes us through his memorable “Insane In the Brain,” Watt enthusiastically rocks alongside the MC, recreating the beat purely on bass. B-Real drops his classic bars on point: “To the one on the flamboyant tempa, / Just toss that ham in the frying pan / Like spam, get done when I come and slam, Damn, I feel like the Son of Sam / Don’t make me wreck sh*t, hectic / Next get the chair got me going like General Electric / ‘Aaaant,’ the lights are blinking, I’m thinking, It’s all over when I go out drinking.” As B-Real spits his last four bars, Watt slickly transitions into a cool rendition of Gang Starr’s “DWYCK,” produced by his band-mate, DJ Premier.

As Watt fades out from “DWYCK,” he plays a bass rendition of the “How I Could Just Kill A Man” beat. B-Real dives into his first verse on Cypress Hill’s first ever single, and infamous track off the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas soundtrack. Before B-Real finishes his verse, Watt slides right into a bass cover of Dr. Dre’s “Dre Day” beat, switching pace with absolute ease.

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Both B-Real and Brady Watt prove that they’re skilled in their lanes by never missing their cue, and delivering their respective crafts on-point.

#BonusBeat: Watch Bun B spit vintage verses from “Get Throwed” and “Draped Up” alongside Watt on bass.