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Cypress Hill: History and Hip Hop

pagoskawaii 25 de April del 2017 celebrities
Cypress Hill it’s a Latin hip hop group from South Gate, California. It was formed in 1986 and throughout its wide and successful race they have sold more than 18 million albums worldwide.

The musical group is formed mostly by Latin descendants. These descendants are in turn of great Mexican roots where they manifest the Mexican musical style with a strong combination of the cultural movements of the United States at that time.
Cypress Hill

Origins, Albums and Collaboration

The first single titled like them, was released in November 1991. The first single was “Phuncky Feel One”. But it was the B-Side “How I Could Just Kill A Man” (first called “Trigga Happy Nigga”).

Thanks to the success of the single “Hand On The Pump” and to other songs like the bilingual song “Latin Lingo” and the Spanish “Tres Equis”, the album sold two million copies only in the United States. Later, DJ Muggs produced the first album of House of Pain. He worked with Beastie Boys and Funkdoobiest. The band made their first appearance at the Lollapalooza music festival in 1992.

Black Sunday, the group’s second album, debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1993. Still with their debut album on the charts, they became the first rap artists to place two albums. In the Billboard 200 Top 10 at the same time.

With the success “Insane in the Brain”, the album was double-platinum in the United States and sold 3.25 million copies. As one of the first rap groups struggling to legalize marijuana, Cypress Hill was banned on Saturday Night Live. After DJ Muggs smoked a joint of marijuana and the band shattered their musical instruments as they performed their second single “I Is not Goin ‘Out Like That”.

The group titled their tour with the name “Soul Assassins”. In accompaniment of House of Pain and Funkdoobiest. Later they did the same with Rage Against the Machine and Seven Year Bitch. In 1993, Cypress Hill recorded two tracks for the soundtrack to Judgment Night, “Real Thing” with Pearl Jam and “I Love You Mary Jane” with Sonic Youth.

Cypress Hill – Currently

Cypress played for the second consecutive year in Lollapalooza heading the poster in 1995. They also appear in the chapter of The Simpsons called Homerpalooza, in which Homer, Bart and Lisa attend the Festival Hullabalooza (inspired by the Lollapalooza).

The third album Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom was released in 1995. Selling 1.5 million copies and reaching the third position of Billboard 200 despite not including any single of success.

At the moment also it is possible to emphasize that it made several musical collaborations between which it emphasizes the guitarist Slash for the cover of Paradise City next to Fergie of Black Eyed Peas.

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