Sort of an underachiever version of Cypress Hill, Total Devastation began as a trio 1988 with Rasta Redeye, Soopa Dupa, and DJ Tuf Cut Tim the Fat Beat Maker. The San Francisco group released a self-titled debut in 1993 that fused reggae and hip-hop in a single-minded dedication to the subject of marijuana. An underground hit single, Many Clouds of Smoke, guaranteed that the group would issue a follow-up. Total Devastation was reduced to a duo of Rasta Redeye and Big Tone when their highly anticipated sophomore effort, Stone Age, appeared five years later.
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