|Origin||South Gate, California, USA|
|Years active||1986 - Present|
|Label(s)||Columbia Records, Ruffhouse Records, Sony Music|
|Associated acts||House of Pain, Rage Against the Machine, Everlast, Psycho Realm|
|Mellow Man Ace|
Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. South Gate is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Columbia Records is an American Record label founded in 1888 Columbia is the oldest surviving Brand name in pre-recorded sound being the first record company Ruffhouse Records is a Record label founded in 1989 by Chris Schwartz and Joe Nicolo as a joint Venture with Columbia Records Sony Music Entertainment is a major global Record label controlled by the Sony Corporation of America, being one of the "big four" record companies House of Pain was an Irish -styled American Hip-hop group who released three albums in the early to mid 1990s before lead rapper Everlast Rage Against the Machine (sometimes shortened to RATM or Rage) is Erik Schrody (born August 18, 1969, in Valley Stream, New York) better known by his stage name Everlast, is an Irish Psycho Realm is a Latin hip hop group started in 1989 by brothers Jacken (Joaquin Gonzalez and Big Duke (Gustavo Gonzalez from the Downtown Pico-Union Louis Freese, better known by his Stage name B-Real, is a rapper of Mexican and Afro-Cuban heritage Sen Dog (born Senen Reyes in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban Rapper, and member of rap group Cypress Hill Lawrence Muggerud (born January 28, 1968, in Queens New York) of Italian and Norwegian decent and better known as DJ Muggs, is Cypress Eric Bobo (born Eric Correa August 27 1968 son of Latin jazz legend Willie Bobo, is a percussionist Ulpiano Sergio Reyes (born April 12 1967) is a Cuban Rapper known as Mellow Man Ace and original member of the rap group Cypress Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with South Gate is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Cypress Hill was the first Latino group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums. In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of Albums and singles sold through retail and The band was originally called DVX, but the name was changed after Mellow Man Ace left in 1988. Ulpiano Sergio Reyes (born April 12 1967) is a Cuban Rapper known as Mellow Man Ace and original member of the rap group Cypress
Their first album, which was self-titled, was released in August 1991. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public Cypress Hill is the self titled Debut album of Cypress Hill, released in August 1991 Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. Its single was "Phuncky Feel One," but it was the B-side "How I Could Just Kill A Man" (formerly "Trigga Happy Nigga") that attracted more airplay on urban radio and college radio. A-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of 7 inch Vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of Radio station that is run by the students of a college Based on the success of the single and other tracks such as bilingual track "Latin Lingo" and X-rated Spanish track "Tres Equis", the album sold two million copies in the US alone. Subsequently, DJ Muggs produced House of Pain's first album, then worked on other projects like Funkdoobiest. House of Pain was an Irish -styled American Hip-hop group who released three albums in the early to mid 1990s before lead rapper Everlast Funkdoobiest is a Latin rap group from Los Angeles California. The band made their first appearance at Lollapalooza on the side stage in 1992. Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring Alternative rock, hip hop, and Punk rock bands Dance and Comedy performances
Black Sunday, the group's second album, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in 1993, recording the highest Soundscan for a rap group up until that time. Black Sunday is the second album by rap group Cypress Hill. It was released on July 20 1993 The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard Nielsen SoundScan is an information system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett that tracks sales of music and music video products throughout the United States and Canada Also with their debut still on the charts they became the first rap artists to have 2 albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 at the same time. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard With "Insane in the Brain" becoming a crossover hit, the album went triple platinum in the U.S. and sold about 3. " Insane in the Brain " was a hit single by the American hip hop group Cypress Hill. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 25 million copies.
Cypress Hill was banned from Saturday Night Live after Muggs smoked cannabis on-air and the band trashed their instruments while playing their second single "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That". Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Cannabis ( Cán-na-bis) is a Genus of Flowering plants that includes three putative species Cannabis sativa subsp The band headlined the "Soul Assassins" tour with House of Pain and Funkdoobiest as support, then performed on a college tour with Rage Against the Machine and Seven Year Bitch. House of Pain was an Irish -styled American Hip-hop group who released three albums in the early to mid 1990s before lead rapper Everlast Funkdoobiest is a Latin rap group from Los Angeles California. Rage Against the Machine (sometimes shortened to RATM or Rage) is 7 Year Bitch was a Punk rock band from Seattle Washington that was active between 1990 and 1997 In 1993, Cypress Hill also had two tracks on the Judgment Night soundtrack, teamed up with Pearl Jam and Sonic Youth. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Judgment Night is a 1993 Film directed by Stephen Hopkins. The film starred Emilio Estévez, Cuba Gooding Jr Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990 Sonic Youth is an American Alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981
The band played at the 1994 Woodstock Festival introducing their new member Eric Bobo, formerly a percussionist with the Beastie Boys. Bobo is the son of salsa musician Willie Bobo. Salsa music is a diverse and predominantly Latin American Caribbean genre that is popular across Latin America and among Latinos abroad Willie Bobo was the Stage name of William Correa ( February 28, 1934 – September 15, 1983) an American Rolling Stone magazine named the band as the best rap group in their music awards voted by critics and readers. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published Cypress Hill played at Lollapalooza for two successive years, topping the bill in 1995. Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring Alternative rock, hip hop, and Punk rock bands Dance and Comedy performances They appeared on the The Simpsons episode "Homerpalooza". " Homerpalooza " is the twenty-fourth episode of The Simpsons ' seventh season and originally aired on May 19 1996 as part of the Prior to Bobo joining the crew,Panchito"ponch"Gomez also sat in as a percussionist when not acting.
Their third album Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom was released in 1995 selling 1. 5 million copies and reaching number 3 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the hit single "Throw Your Set in the Air". Cypress Hill also contributed a track "I Wanna Get High" to the High Times sponsored Hempilation album to support NORML. High Times is a New York City-based Magazine. The publication strongly advocates the legalization of cannabis. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws ( NORML, ˈnɔrməl is a Washington D
Rumours exist that the beef between these two power factors from the westcoast started when B-Real played a demo of the Cypress Hill album “Temples of boom” to Ice Cube. O'Shea Jackson (born June 15 1969 better known by his Stage name Ice Cube, is an American Actor, Screenwriter, producer, and Louis Freese, better known by his Stage name B-Real, is a rapper of Mexican and Afro-Cuban heritage According to B-Real Ice Cube took the hook from the track “Throw Your Set In The Air" and used it in the track "Friday" from the soundtrack under the same name. Cypress Hill started this lyrical warfare with the track “No rest for the wicked” from the final and remastered version of “Temples of boom”, dissing Ice Cube on more than one level with lyrics like,
"I got Cube melting in a Tray, Pulling up his card & fucking up his good day!”.
Soon after “Temples of boom” was released Ice Cube recorded a diss back with his partners WC and Mack 10 (Westside Connection) on the group’s first album “Bow Down". On the track “King of the hill” Ice Cube teams up with Mack 10 and disses Cypress Hill as a direct reaction to the track “No rest for the wicked”. "King of the hill" was not the only diss track towards Cypress Hill on the album, on the track “cross em out and put a k” busts WSC lyrics like:
"B-Real and Miss Muggs is like Hollywood bitches From the niggas I know in the streets I run through Swear to god bitch,real it ain't one dog and no(body) So watch what you say,who ya talkin bout,ya tweakin And keep hogs out'cha mouth when ya bitch ass is speakin I'm sick wit it,cappin'cha dome till I hit it This Westside Connection,Cypress know they can't fuck with it"
When Cypress hill heard that Mack 10 had joined up with Ice Cube it caused more heat to the now ongoing beef. Cypress Hill didn’t take long to respond with the track “Ice Cube Killa”, alternatively named ”Fuck Westside connection” which is an unreleased track with the same beat as WSC track "king of the hill". Cypress also got hold of a rapper that sounded exactly like Cube to rap on the track so it sounds like Cube is dissing himself on the track, when in reality it is a completely different rapper. Ice Cube’s cousin Kam also got involved in the feud when he felt dissed by Cube. Kam hailing from the east side of Los Angeles felt dissed when Cube was rapping about the Westside on bow down. Kam also dissed Cube on the track "Whoop Whoop" produced by DjPooh. Rumour has that one of Kam’s homies beat down Cube on a party and snatched his Westside connection chain, the same chain ending up in B-Real’s hands later on. The beef is now squashed but not totally forgotten and it’s uncertain if the two clicks are going to be as tight as there were before the beef. According to the lyrics to "King of the Hill" by Ice Cubes Westide Connection, Ice Cube helped B-real in Australia when Cypress Hill band member Sen Dogg left the band for a while. In Ice Cubes "Cross 'Em Out And Put A 'K" , he reveals how the tribe called quest artist Q-tip told Cypress Hill about how he was tired of the Gangster Hip-Hop. Ice Cube knew it from a person who isn't revealed in the lyrics but is nicknamed "Dove". In Cypress Hill's "Ice Cuba Killa", B-real raps about how Ice Cube still is into the gangster rap and is depended on that style. Even on the same song Cypress Hill strongly express that Eastside is better than Westside, which Ice Cube is from. In 1997 B-Real of Cypress Hill and Ice Cube were invited to a late night talk show in order to reconcile their differences for the benefit of the hip hop community, and the feud thus ended. Cube And B-Real would work together later that year as guest features on the track "Men of Steel" for the soundtrack of Shaquille O'Neal's film Steel. Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6 1972 frequently referred to simply as " Shaq " is an African American Professional basketball Steel is a 1997 Superhero film starring Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal and future X-Files star Annabeth B-Real and Cube did even feature as guests in Warren G's single "Get U Down" which also featured Snoop Dogg. Warren Griffin III (born November 10, 1970 in Long Beach California) better known by his Stage name Warren G, is an American Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr (born October 20 1971 His mother nicknamed him " Snoopy " as a child because of the way he dressed and because of his love of
Sen Dog took a break from the band to form a Los Angeles based punk-rap band SX-10. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Meanwhile in 1996, Cypress Hill appeared on the first 'Smokin' Grooves' tour, featuring Ziggy Marley, The Fugees, Busta Rhymes and A Tribe Called Quest. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) David Nesta "Ziggy" Marley (born October 17, 1968, Trenchtown, Jamaica) is a four time Grammy -winning Jamaican The Fugees were a critically-acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group that rose to fame in the mid-1990s whose repertoire included elements of soul and Trevor George Smith Jr, (born May 20 1972 better known as Busta Rhymes, is an American actor and Musician of Jamaican descent A Tribe Called Quest is an American hip-hop group formed in 1988 The band also released a nine track EP Unreleased and Revamped with rare mixes. Unreleased and REvampeD is an EP released by rap group Cypress Hill In 1997, band members focused on their solo careers. Muggs released Muggs Presents . . . the Soul Assassins featuring contributions from Wu-Tang Clan members, Dr. Dre, KRS-One, Wyclef Jean and Mobb Deep. Andre Romelle Young (born February 18 1965 primarily known by his stage name Dr Lawrence Krishna Parker (born August 20 1965) better known by his stage name KRS-One, is an American Rapper. Wyclef Jean (ˈwajklɛf ˈʒɑn born Nelust Wyclef Jean on October 17, 1972) is a Haitian American Musician, Actor Mobb Deep is a hip hop duo that consists of Havoc and Prodigy. B-Real appeared with Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J and Method Man on "Hit Em High" from the multi-platinum Space Jam Soundtrack. Artis Leon Ivey Jr (born August 1 1963 better known by his Stage name Coolio, is a Grammy Award -winning American Rapper and James Todd Smith (born January 14 1968 better known as LL Cool J, is an American Rapper and actor ---- Clifford Smith (born April 1, 1971) better known by his Stage name Method Man, is an American hip hop artist, Space Jam Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture is the original soundtrack album of the 1996 film of the same name starring Michael Jordan He also appeared with RBX, Nas and KRS-One on "East Coast Killer, West Coast Killer" on Dr. RBX ("Reality Born Unknown" born Eric Collins, is an American rapper from Long Beach California. Nasir Jones, nɑːˈsiər (born September 14 1973 better known by his Stage name Nas, nɑːz formerly Nasty Nas, is an American rapper Dre's Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath album, and released an album entitled "The Psycho Realm" from his side project of the same name. Dr Dre Presents the Aftermath is a Compilation album by Dr Dre. Though the focus that year was not on Cypress Hill, the band played Smokin' Grooves with George Clinton and Erykah Badu. Erica Abi Wright (born February 26 1971 better known by her Stage name Erykah Badu is a Grammy -nominated American soul
Cypress Hill released IV in 1998 which went gold in the U. IV is the fourth album by the rap group Cypress Hill. It was released on October 6 1998 S. , even though the reviews were somewhat negative, on the backs of hit singles "Tequila Sunrise" and another tribute to smoking cannabis "Dr. Greenthumb. " Sen Dog also released the Get Wood sampler as part of SX-10 on the label Flip. In 1999, Cypress Hill helped with the PC crime/very mature video game Kingpin: Life of Crime. A personal computer ( PC) is any Computer whose original sales price size and capabilities make it useful for individuals and which is intended to be operated Kingpin Life of Crime is a First-person shooter Computer game developed by Xatrix Entertainment (now Gray Matter Interactive) and Three of their songs from the 1998 IV album were in the game ( "16 Men Till There's No Men Left", "Checkmate" and "Lightning Strikes"). B-Real also did some of the voices of the people in the game. Also in 1999, the band released a greatest-hits album in Spanish, Los grandes éxitos en español. Los Grandes Éxitos en Español ( The Greatest Hits in Spanish) is the title of a 1999 release by Cypress Hill. Cypress Hill then fused genres with their two-disc release, Skull & Bones, in 2000. A Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an Optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio Skull & Bones is the fifth studio album by the rap group Cypress Hill, released on April 25 2000 The first disc, "Skull" was comprised of rap tracks while "Bones" explored further the group's forays into rock. Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. The album reached the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and number 3 in Canada. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The first single was "Rock Superstar" for rock radio and "Rap Superstar" for urban radio. The band also released Live at the Fillmore, a concert disc recorded at the Fillmore (in San Fransico) in 2000. Live at the Fillmore is a live album by the rap group Cypress Hill recorded at The Fillmore, San Francisco on August 16 2000. Cypress Hill continued their experimentation with rock on the Stoned Raiders album in 2001. Stoned Raiders is the sixth studio album by rap group Cypress Hill. However, its sales were a disappointment, as the disc did not even reach the top 50 of the U. S. album charts. In 2001, the group appeared in the film How High. See also How High Soundtrack How High is a 2001 Comedy film starring Method Man and Redman
Cypress Hill recorded "Just Another Victim" for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a theme song for Tazz. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, Peter Senerchia (born October 11 1967) is an American retired professional wrestler and current Color commentator best known At the time, WWE was using original music for almost all of the wrestlers, so this was an unusual step for the company to take, but it remains one of the more memorable songs to emerge from the wrestling organization. The band released Till Death Do Us Part on March 23, 2004. Till Death Do Us Part is the seventh studio album by the Latino rap group Cypress Hill. Events 1174 - Jocelin, Abbot of Melrose, is elected Bishop of Glasgow. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The album saw the band experiment with reggae especially on the lead single "What's Your Number". Reggae is a Music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s The track features Tim Armstrong of Rancid on guitar and Rob Aston of The Transplants on backup vocals. Timothy Lockwood Armstrong (born November 25, 1966) is an influential American musician and songwriter best known for his work with Punk rock Rancid is a punk band formed in 1991 in Albany California, by Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. Rob Aston, also known as Skinhead Rob, is an American Musician and a member of the rap group Expensive Taste, along Transplants are an American Punk rock / Hip-hop supergroup. They formed in 1999 when Tim Armstrong of the band It is based on the classic song "Guns of Brixton" on The Clash's London Calling and has proven to be a success on the modern rock charts. For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were London Calling is the third album by English Punk rock band The Clash, released 14 December 1979 on CBS Records in the UK and in January 1980 However, the album represented a further departure from the signature sound of their first four albums. The album also features appearances by Damian Marley, son of Bob Marley, Prodigy and Twin of Mobb Deep and producer the Alchemist. Damian Robert Nesta "Junior Gong" Marley (born July 21, 1978) is a three time Grammy -winning Reggae artist and is the second Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley OM (February 6 1945 – May 11 1981 was a Jamaican Musician, Singer-songwriter and Rastafarian Mobb Deep is a hip hop duo that consists of Havoc and Prodigy. Alan Daniel Maman, better known as The Alchemist, is one of hip hop 's leading producers
In 2004, the song How I Could Just Kill A Man was included in the popular videogame Grand Theft Auto San Andreas created by Rockstar Games, playing on West Coast hip hop radio station Radio Los Santos. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is a sandbox-style action-adventure computer and Video game developed by Rockstar North Rockstar Games, (also known as Rockstar NYC) is a British -founded development division of Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive West Coast hip hop is a style of Hip hop music that originated in California in the early 1980s The soundtrack of the computer and video game Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, which is set in 1992 in the fictional U In December of 2005 a best of compilation album titled Greatest Hits From the Bong was released including 9 hits from previous albums and 2 new tracks. A compilation album is an Album ( Music or Spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple Recording artists, often culled from a variety of Greatest Hits From the Bong is the greatest hits CD by the hip-hop group Cypress Hill, it was released on December 13 2005 The group's next album was tentatively scheduled for an early 2007 release. In the summer of 2006, B-Real appeared on Snoop Dogg's single "Vato". Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr (born October 20 1971 His mother nicknamed him " Snoopy " as a child because of the way he dressed and because of his love of Pharrell Williams produced the track, and originally sang the hook, but because of the video idea, B-Real was asked to sing the hook. Sen Dog is now currently touring with the Kottonmouth Kings, Kingspade and Dogboy on the Joint is on Fire Tour
In 2007 Cypress Hill toured with their full line up as a part of the Rock the Bells tour, held by Guerilla Union, and headlined with Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, and a reunited Rage Against the Machine. Kottonmouth Kings is an American Rap rock group from Orange County California. Kingspade consists of Rap duo Johnny Richter ( Tim McNutt) and D-Loc ( Dustin Dunn Miller) of Kottonmouth Kings Dog Boy, born Robert Rogers is a multi-cultured Singer and Songwriter currently signed with Suburban Noize Records as a solo artist This article is about the hip-hop festival for the LL Cool J song see Rock the Bells (song. Public Enemy, also known as PE, is an influential hip hop group from Long Island New York, known for its politically charged Lyrics, criticism Nasir Jones, nɑːˈsiər (born September 14 1973 better known by his Stage name Nas, nɑːz formerly Nasty Nas, is an American rapper Rage Against the Machine (sometimes shortened to RATM or Rage) is Other acts included Immortal Technique, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Roots, EPMD, Pharoae Monch, Jedi Mind Tricks, Erykah Badu, MF Doom, Sage Francis, Brother Ali, The Coup, Blue Print, Lucky I Am, Living Legends, Felt, Cage, Mr. Lif, Grouch & Eligh, and Hangar 18.
Having fulfilled their contractual obligations with Sony Music, Cypress Hill will release an as-yet untitled album through a different record label in 2008. 
Recently, it was announced that Cypress Hill will be members of the Kannabis Kartel along with the Kottonmouth Kings and Potluck. Kottonmouth Kings is an American Rap rock group from Orange County California. Their album will be released on Suburban Noize Records. Suburban Noize Records, also known as Subnoize is an independent Record label based in Burbank, California
One of the band's most striking aspects is B-Real's exaggeratedly high-pitched nasal vocals, which fits and emphasizes the lyrics' concentration on parodied gangster stories. For other uses see Gangsta. A gangster is a criminal who is or at some point almost invariably becomes a member of a persistent violent
Sen Dog's lyrics are progressively more violent and tend to involve fewer rhyme schemes compared with B-Real's. In addition, as the style is today, some words are emphasized by adding a background voice to say them, however, Sen Dog's emphases are always more prominent, mostly shouted alongside with the rapping.
The sound and groove of their music, produced by Muggs, is also notable for its influence and stoned aesthetic; with its bass-heavy rhythms and odd sample loops ("Insane in the Brain" is notable for having a horse neigh looped in its chorus), it carries a psychedelic value, which lessened in the later albums.
The band is also known for involving rock instruments in their songs. This has caused the band to sometimes be classified as a rapcore group. Rap rock is a fusion genre of rock and hip-hop. It blends vocal and instrumental parts of hip-hop and various forms of rock including punk and rock In IV, there is Lightning Strikes which doesn't truly use electric guitars, but a synthesized version of it. Skull & Bones has an entire disc using such instruments, labeled Bones. As for their later works, their involvement in rock ended with the album Stoned Raiders (the tracks Trouble (also the first single of the album), Amplified and Catastrophe being the songs).
The band's music is constantly subject to change; while the first album follows a more minimalistic and funky sound, Black Sunday, the successor, has a slightly darker side to it. III (Temples of Boom) and IV are mostly influenced by psychedelic music. The band abandoned that on Skull & Bones and got closer to the modern rap as it is today. Stoned Raiders has a more authentic sound than the rest, and Till Death Do Us Part carries reggae influences.
The band is also known to involve horns in their songs, and often have guitar and horns together in the instrumentals. What's Your Number?, Trouble, Tequila Sunrise, and (Rock) Superstar have become some of the bands most popular songs featuring these elements. Cypress Hill's experimenting in different genres of music even includes reggaeton in their track "Latin Thugs" which features Tego Calderon. Reggaeton (also spelled reggaetón, and known as reguetón and reggaetón in Spanish) is a form of urban music which became popular
Some fans feel that the band has drifted somewhat from the values of their earlier albums. For example in "Strictly Hip Hop" from Temples of Boom, the band complain about hip hop artists who have an album of hardcore tracks but have one or two pop songs which just so happen to be the singles. Cypress have arguably fallen into this trap with the single "What's You Number?"
The sound contribitions of DJ Muggs seems to be clearly influenced by marijuana consumption. Since one of the effects of a cannabis high is an altered audio sensual perception, the often slow paced and deep bass can be better appreciated. Furthermore, psychedelic sequences underlie some parts of certain tracks such as "I Wanna Get High" for example. This is an interesting feature of their music, that had also been used before, especially during the 60's and 70's (e. g. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles). Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the British rock band The Beatles. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960
The lyrics of tracks like "How I Could Just Kill A Man" offer an insight into the cultural expression of social stratification in L. A. at that point in history. Many other songs have cited topics such as police brutality, racial profiling, gang violence and anecdotes about invasion of privacy by police.
Furthermore the celebration of marijuana consumption is what they are often associated with in songs like "I Wanna Get High", "Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk" or "Hits From The Bong", the themes of recreational use of marijuana are prevalent.
Many of their songs also protest the current marijuana laws and voice their opinions on the hypocrisy of drug enforcement institutions.
Their lyrics often reflect the hip hop culture of Los Angeles in their earlier work such as their self-titled album and Black Sunday, which were very influential not only to Latino hip hop of the time but to many other hip hop groups around the world as well.
Throughout their career they have commonly incorporated Spanish into their lyrics as well as slang used by some Latinos in Los Angeles on songs like "Latin Lingo". Their album "Los Grandes Exitos En Espanol" features Spanish translations of many of their hit songs.