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