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Factory 81 Takes A Bite Outta Cypress Hill

August 9, 2000Troy J. Augusto

Detroit power-rock band Factory 81 is the latest addition to Take a Bite Outta Rhyme: A Rock Tribute to Rap, a compilation comprising rock acts performing classic hip-hop songs that's due out on Republic/Universal Records on Oct. 24. The quartet will add its rendition of Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Brain."

Other acts previously announced for the album include Sevendust (LL Cool J's "Going Back to Cali"), Staind (Public Enemy's "Bring the Noise"), Dynamite Hack (NWA's "Boyz in the Hood"), Kid Rock (TBA), Molotov (Tone Loc's "Funky Cold Medina"), and Bloodhoud Gang (Black Sheep's "Choice Is Yours"), among others.

In other Factory 81 news, the band's out-of-print 1999 indie debut, Mankind, is being re-released by Mojo Records on Oct. 3. The new, remastered version includes a bonus remix and enhanced live footage.