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These Latino Rap OGs Are Still Blazing It 28 Years After Their Debut With Their Walk Of Fame Star

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Twenty-five years have passed since Cypress Hill’s self-titled debut album burst onto the rap scene like a fit of smokey coughs. The album was an unapologetic glimpse into the culture of weed enthusiasts, who at that point were still hiding in the “Just Say No” shadow of the Reagan era. Now, the group is finally being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Cypress Hill is making history as the first Latino hip hop group to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Their friend Xzibit is one of the speakers at the ceremony happening on the Walk of Fame. George Lopez is also offering words about the impact Cypress Hill has had on the Latino community through their music. The band continues to represent the Latino community with an unapologetic tone that is uniquely theirs.

Fans and music enthusiasts are only surprised that it took so long.

They mean so much to so many people. It is clear that their impact on the community, and the music industry, it worthy of the recognition of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Congratulations, Cypress Hill. This is a well-deserved honor.

“How I Could Just Kill A Man,” “Latin Lingo,” “Something for the Blunted,” and “Light Another” were just a few of the memorable tracks from their debut.

So brazen with their weed-centric lifestyle, they were banned from Saturday Night Live for sparking up on stage.

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A laughable feat, considering the consumption of drugs that allegedly went on behind the scenes at SNL.

The album was so ahead of its time, it predated Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” by more than a year, and arguably paved the way for that album’s success.

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That isn’t sávila on Snoop Dogg’s hat.

Mainstream consumers showed so much love for Cypress Hill’s debut that the album went platinum, making them the first Latino Hip Hop group to accomplish that feat.

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their album release, Cypress Hill is rereleasing the album in the form of a collectible skull, inspired by their original logo.

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Cypress Hill Will Become First Latino Hip-Hop Group With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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Cypress Hill Will Become First Latino Hip-Hop Group With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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Cypress Hill is set to make history by becoming the first Latino hip-hop group to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Only a limited number of hip-hop acts have ever be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Pharrell, P Diddy, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg are among those to receive the honor. It’s the latest accolade for the duo that has left an undeniable impact on hip-hop for the last 30 years.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will present Cypress Hill with the 2,660th star on the iconic sidewalk.

Cypress Hill, comprised of B Real, Sen Dog, DJ Muggs, and Eric “Bobo” Correa, became a huge staple in west coast hip-hop during the early 90’s. The group shot to fame due to their rap classic “Insane in the Membrane.” and the release of their sophomore album, “Black Sunday.” Cypress Hill recently released their ninth studio album, “Elephants on Acid” last year.

The Grammy-nominated group also made prior history by becoming the first Latino hip-hop group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 20 million albums worldwide. Their star will be located just miles from where the group formed 30 years ago in South Gate, California.

Cypress Hill will join the likes of other Latino legends honored on the Walk of Fame, including Guillermo del Toro and Selena.

“We are proud to honor the first Latino American hip-hop recording group,” Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said in a press release. “They have been successful as a group for three decades and we know they will continue their success for many years to come.”

The induction ceremony will take place on April 18 in front of Greenleaf Restaurant located on Hollywood Blvd. George Lopez and close friend Xhibit will be among the guest speakers at the ceremony.

The group has made an impact beyond just music on the Latino community in southern California.

Cypress Hill has continually given back to their hometown of South Gate throughout their careers. Whether it be through scholarships, work with organizations like Guns for Goods, Wounded Heroes of America, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The gourp has also been huge advocates for legal marijuana. Just last year the group launched a cannabis line alongside the release of their latest studio album.

Cypress Hill has also inspired countless of other west-coast rappers through their unique sounds and production style. The honor is indicative of the social and musical impact the group has had for the last 30 years.

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Cypress Hill’s Latest Video “Reefer Man” Is Everything We Love About Cypress Hill

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Cypress Hill’s Latest Video “Reefer Man” Is Everything We Love About Cypress Hill

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“I don’t care what the feds say.”

Cypress Hill is no stranger to cannabis culture. The group made a name for themselves in the early ’90s, blazing trails and more, with defining tracks like “Hits From The Bong” and “I Wanna Get High.” Over the years, Cypress Hill not only carved out a dedicated fanbase, but they also helped pave the way for wider acceptance of the devil’s lettuce in pop culture and society. Their track “Reefer Man” is a continuation of everything fans love about Cypress Hill, and it is a tease from their upcoming album, “Elephants On Acid.”

“Reefer Man” debuted on the soundtrack for the movie “Grow House.”

The movie “Grow House” was released on 4/20 with a soundtrack that features several cannabis enthusiasts, including Snoop Dogg, Whiz Khalifa, and Devin the Dude. The track “Reefer Man” was featured on the movie’s soundtrack, but the actual video was just released on Cypress Hill’s official VEVO — thanks to MASS APPEAL — a few days ago.

“Reefer Man” reunited Cypress Hill with a very important collaborator.

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Hardcore Cypress Hill fans can rejoice. “Reefer Man” sees the core members reuniting, including DJ Muggs, who hasn’t worked with Cypress Hill in more than nine years. As Sen Dog told Mass Appeal, DJ Muggs’ inclusion was crucial to capturing the spirit of Cypress Hill’s sound, saying, “I will say that it’s a very interesting-sounding album. Muggs is still DJ Muggs when it comes down to those wicked sounds and stuff like that. When we first came out, people thought our sound was weird. This is that same kind of record.”

As of today, there is no word on when “Elephants On Acid” drops, no pun intended.

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