I got $1,200 and started learning the SP-1200. And as I was learning it and making beats, B-Real would come over and rap. We basically practiced for a year before anything sounded like a record. From the point of getting a drum machine to the time the record came out was three years. Some of the songs had three years to marinate. After six months, I would go back in and add a couple of breaks.
On Metal and Industrial Influence on Black Sunday
When I made Black Sunday, I was listening to Black Sabbath and Ministry. I was really into industrial rock and Al Jourgensen. If you really go look at the [Cypress Hill] album covers, that was a big inspiration for me; that dark, stripped-down minimalistic vibe that it had.
On Getting Banned From Saturday Night Live
We got to SNL for the rehearsals. When I got there, we had rolled a joint and they were like, “Don’t light that joint tonight.” After the eighth person came in, I was like, “F-ck these people. I’m lighting this joint. As soon as the second song started, I knew it was live, I’m like, ‘New York City, can I light my joint?” I guess the f-ckin’ phones lit up and that was it. We were banned for life. Everyone was mad at me. I was the bad guy.
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