Cypress Hill Is The 1st Latino Hip-Hop Group On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Just moments ago, it was announced that Cypress Hill is the latest Hip-Hop act headed to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The group formed by B-Real, DJ Muggs, and Sen Dog (that has since added percussionist Eric Bobo) once made an anthem about what it takes to be a “Superstar.” Now they will be immortalized on Hollywood Boulevard. It is just miles from South Gate, where the collective formed nearly 30 years ago. In this achievement, Cypress becomes the first Latino Hip-Hop group with this distinction. They will join solo artist Pitbull who received his star five years ago.
According to a press release by the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce, Xzibit and actor/comedian George Lopez will speak at the April 18 unveiling ceremony. The boulevard ceremony will take place out at 11:30 am PST next Thursday, out front of the Green Leaf Restaurant in Eastown. Cypress Hill will also be performing the same night at the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood.
B-Real and Xzibit have a side group, the Serial Killers. The star will join Hip-Hop peers including Snoop Dogg, Puff Daddy, and Ice Cube.
Since their 1991 RuffHouse/Sony Records debut, Cypress Hill has released nine albums and two handfuls of EPs, live recordings, and compilations. 1993’s Black Sunday topped the charts, while the group has four platinum or better titles. Beyond their in-house success, the group has worked with Eminem, Cube, and Everlast. In 2018, the collective released Elephants On Acid, produced entirely by DJ Muggs.
Recently, B-Real, Sen, and Bobo announced that an upcoming group release has Detroit, Michigan producer/musician/DJ/rapper Black Milk at the helm. Meanwhile, Muggs dropped a 2018 solo album, Soul Assassins: Dia del Asesinato, Frozen Angels with Meyhem Lauren, Kaos with Roc Marciano, Hells Roof with Eto, and last month, he unveiled a full album with New Jersey MC called Tuez-Les Tous. The 12-track effort features appearances from Meyhem Lauren, Tha God Fahim, and Your Old Droog.
Apart from music, Cypress members are currently planning a documentary film that examines the group’s history and cultural impact. The group continues to support the community through scholarship programs and work with organizations like Guns For Goods, a gun buyback program, The Wounded Heroes Of America, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
#BonusBeat: Last month, Cypress Hill released a video for Elephants song “Pass The Knife.” The visual is directed by Myster DL for Ill Mannered: