Cypress Hill

1988-
B-RealLead rapping
DJ MuggsTurntables
Sen DogRapping
Eric BoboDrums1994-

Cypress Hill Artistfacts

  • Cypress Hill started in Cypress Park, California in 1988. The group signed a deal with Columbia Records in 1989 after the label heard their first demo. Black Sunday, Cypress Hill's second album, came out in 1993 and went straight to #1 on Billboard's Top 200 chart. It spent 2 weeks at the top spot, displacing Zooropa by U2 and getting knocked off by the Sleepless in Seattle soundtrack.
  • Cypress Hill was banned from playing Saturday Night Live in 1993 after they smoked marijuana onstage and trashed their instruments after performing the song "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That."
  • In 1995, Cypress Hill appeared on The Simpsons, performing at a fictional festival called Homerpalooza. The episode poked fun at Lollapalooza and Woodstock 1994, two festivals that the Hip-Hop group had recently headlined.
  • Cypress Hill attempted to gain a larger audience in 2000 by releasing a guitar-driven single called "Rock Superstar." The group also joined punk bands MxPx and The Offspring on tour the same year.
  • In July 2008, Cypress Hill performed at a charity event at the House of Blues in Chicago. Proceeds from the concert went to the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness.
  • In August 2009, Cypress Hill released a new single called "Get 'Em Up" through iTunes. The song was featured on the video game Madden 2010.

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