Every rap track must have a solid backbeat, which can be composed of the sound of drums, handclaps, or birds flying into glass doors. Feel the rhythm with this GrouponLive deal to see Cypress Hill at The Cuban Club. For $12, you get one ticket for general admission on Friday, November 16, at 8 p.m. (up to a $26.09 value, including all fees).
Hailing from South Gate, California, Cypress Hill broke new ground in the 1990s, becoming the first hip-hop group of Cuban-American and Latino heritage to achieve mainstream success and go multiplatinum. The burly foursome, consisting of MCs B-Real and Sen Dog, percussionist Eric Bobo, and mixmaster DJ Muggs, were incomparable in those Alternative Nation days, having tapped into a brand-new sound as others relied on the fading sound of grunge. Atop funky drum-and-bass loops, spooky and experimental samples that screech like a dolphin slamming on the brakes, and infectiously congested vocals, Cypress Hill first exploded on the scene with hits such as “How I Could Just Kill a Man,” “Hand on the Pump,” and the bilingual “Latin Lingo.” From there, the group went from incomparable to inescapable with the massive earworm “Insane in the Brain,” made instantly recognizable by B-Real’s high-pitched nasal voice.
Although champions of the mellow lifestyle, the group still brings bounding energy to their fall tour. The quartet prowls the stage amid seas of flailing arms as they perform greatest hits and tracks from their latest collaborative EP, Cypress x Rusko, which adds dubstep into their dank musical formula.