Concerts give music lovers the chance to gather together to hear their favourite artist and share one giant, meaty party sub. Share a moment with this GrouponLive deal for to see B-Real of Cypress Hill at Fortune Sound Club. For $40, you get two general-admission tickets for Tuesday, October 2, at 9 p.m. (up to an $80 value, including all fees). Doors open at 8 p.m. $1 from each ticket will be donated to Battered Women Support Services.
B-Real may be best recognized for rapping about being "insane in the brain" in Cypress Hill’s massive 1993 hit of the same name, but he's always sounded in total control of his flow. Smart, sardonic, and enunciated with nasal precision, his voice lends an instantly recognizable stamp to songs he's made with his groundbreaking trio, through collaborations with artists including the Beastie Boys, Eminem, and Pearl Jam, and in his solo work. The latter finds him expanding his skills as a producer as well as a rapper, continuing the taste for deep, danceable grooves and odd, earwormy samples that have marked Cypress Hill while dividing his lyrical focus between partying and graver social issues, such as a lack of rhyming dictionaries in the public schools.
Live, he traverses the stage unhurriedly, his laid-back persona belying the energy he spits forth on tunes from three mixtapes and a 2009 studio album, Smoke N Mirrors. On Tuesday, he'll be joined by guest DJs including C Stylez and complemented by the Canadian hip-hop grooves of the prolific Kanabliss Tha Supaspliff.