Cypress Hill Will Be Rap Superstars On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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As the first Latino Hip-Hop group to sell a platinum record, Cypress Hill reigns supreme as a record-breaking, history-setting Rap group already. The Los Angeles crew was nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Group or Duo at the Grammys in three consecutive years, beginning in 1994 for “Insane in the Brain,” again in ’95 for “I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That” and culminating in ’96 for “Throw Your Set in the Air.” Beyond the accolades from elite industry organizations, though, the four-piece group is a stalwart on the global touring circuit and beloved by millions of fans around the world. With more than 20 million albums sold, a pioneering role in merging Rap and Rock music, a permanent place in cannabis culture and some of the most distinctive sounds in Hip-Hop, Cypress Hill has become a pop-culture crossover success. Culturally, their significance outshines any platinum plaque or shiny trophy; B-Real, DJ Muggs, Sen Dog and Eric Bobo are Rap superstars.

Today (June 27), the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2019. Cypress Hill’s name is included in the list of entertainers whose work will be acknowledged with a coveted star on Hollywood Boulevard in their hometown of L.A. The group who arrived on the scene with 1991’s “How I Could Just Kill a Man” broke the news on social media, taking to Twitter and saying “We are so honored to have been chosen for a Star on #thehollywoodwalkoffame.”

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Though the Chamber of Commerce has yet to release a statement including specifics about its selection process, Cypress Hill’s career makes them an obvious choice. In addition to making mainstream strides for Latino-American visibility in popular music, the group has managed to remain productive for more than 25 years. In 2017, the group announced their first album in seven yearsElephants on Acid. The year before, Cypress Hill celebrated 25 years in the game with a reissue of their self-titled, double platinum 1991 debut, timing which coincided with the announcement that B-Real was joining Public Enemy’s Chuck D and members of Rage Against The Machine to form the supergroup Prophets Of Rage.

9th Wonder payed homage to Cypress Hill and the group’s news on his Instagram, posting a celebratory message with the caption “Man listen…The scene from ‘Juice’, when Bishop tried to shoot Q in the elevator, is when I FIRST heard ‘How I Can Just Kill A Man’ by @cypresshill. I ran down to Peaches Music Store in Winston-Salem to look for the soundtrack, only to find that it wasn’t even ON it. Bought the debut album shortly after. Fast forward 13 years later, LB was on tour with Cypress Hill for 3 cities…..they treated us like family the whole way. This is long overdue man, not only a staple for the west coast, but for a people…#Overjoyed. Congrats to the mighty @cypresshill with your induction to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. #Superstar”

Other members of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2019 include New Jack Swing progenitor Teddy Riley, comedian Cedric The Entertainer, Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o and Academy Award-nominated Hustle & Flow star Terrence Howard. A date for Cypress Hill’s ceremony has yet to be announced.