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(Rock) Superstar

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B-side  "(Rap) Superstar"
Genre  Nu metal rap rock
Label  Columbia
Released  February 29, 2000
Length  4:37
Writer(s)  Louis Freese, Lawrence Muggerud, Senen Reyes

"(Rock) Superstar" is the second single from Cypress Hill's fifth studio album Skull & Bones. It was originally released as a double A-side with its standard rap counterpart on February 29, 2000 in the UK. An individual release was available starting sometime in April.

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Music video

The song's music video is very similar to the previous single, "(Rap) Superstar", with the man picking up a ticket that says "Rock Superstar" on it. After giving the ticket to Sen Dog, the man enters into a fun house. A group of women dress up the man in a suit, before he wanders off. After seeing a testimony on a TV screen from Everlast, he encounters many record executives. At the video's climax, the man is chased out after going to a performance by Cypress Hill. As the man exits the fun house, it blows up behind him.

Coal Chamber bassist Nadja Peulen appears in a cameo as the bass player of the band performing at the song's climax.

Use in other media

The song is featured in the 2001 film Training Day.

The song is featured in the 2000 video game "MTV Sports: Skateboarding Featuring Andy Macdonald," released on PC and various consoles.

The song is featured twice in the American Dad! episode "The Boring Identity". The first is when Steve becomes a paperboy and is introduced to their best worker, Roger. The second time is during a montage of the two "hustling" to earn extra money.

References

(Rock) Superstar Wikipedia


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