Cypress Hill

Hip Hop Group

Latino hip hop superstars Cypress Hill were well known both for their funky rolling bass-and-drum loops and their staunch advocacy of marijuana use. DJ Muggs crafted the sound that influenced Dr. Dre and the English trip hop scene while B Real’s pinched nasally whine was a predecessor to Eminem’s rap style. Singles like “How I Could Just Kill a Man,” “Phuncky Feel One” and “Insane in the Brain” helped to keep Cypress Hill atop the pop, R&B and rap charts. Sen Dog left the group in 1996 but later returned for the 1998 release IV. In 2004 Cypress Hill released the album Till Death Do Us Part, which featured Jamaican song stylings.