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Wednesday, July 9 • 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Cypress Hill

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Cypress Hill is a hip hop group from South Gate, California. Originally called DVX, the group formed in 1986 when Cuban-born brothers Sen Dog and Mellow Man Ace hooked up with fellow Los Angeles residents Muggs and B Real. The group began pioneering a fusion of Latin and hip-hop slang, developing their own style and becoming the first such act to have platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 18 million albums worldwide. By the time Mellow Man Ace left the group in 1988, DVX was renamed Cypress Hill, after a local street. The group continued to perform around L.A., eventually signing with Ruffhouse/Columbia in 1991.  

With its stoned beats and B Real's exaggerated nasal whine, the group's eponymous debut became a sensation in early 1992. In 2000, the group released the double-disc set 'Skull & Bones', which featured a disc of hip-hop and a disc of their more rock-inspired material. Appropriately, the album also included rock and rap versions of the single "Superstar," bringing Cypress Hill's quest for credibility and crossover hits full circle. The ensuing videos for both versions featured many famous rap and rock musicians talking about their profession, and the song was a smash on MTV because of it. In the winter of 2001, the group came back with 'Stoned Raiders', another album to heavily incorporate rock music. Three years later, the band issued 'Till Death Do Us Part', which included several styles of Jamaican music. In 2010 they announced their signing to Priority Records thanks to the label’s creative director, Snoop Dogg. The label released their eighth studio album, 'Rise Up', that same year. 


Wednesday July 9, 2014 8:00pm - 9:15pm EDT
Claridge Homes Stage

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