Cypress Hill Get a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame: 'Seeing This Here, It Is an Honor'
Cypress Hill made history Thursday (April 18) when the Latino rap group was honored with their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The California natives were all together to soak in the moment, as Xzibit and comedian George Lopez took the podium to share a few words about the legendary crew.
B-Real, DJ Muggs and Sen Dog joined forces more than 30 years ago, which led to their critically acclaimed debut album named after the weed-loving group in 1991. Black Sunday then notched the group their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. Following Bobo's addition in 1994, Cypress Hill would go on to be one of the forefathers of West Coast rap and release a total of nine LPs, including 2018's Elephants on Acid. They also accumulated three Grammy nominations back in the '90s for "Insane in the Brain," "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That" and "Throw Your Set in the Air."
"I was blown away," Sen Dog admitted. "It was something we never expected." For B-Real, to see these stars while growing up on the streets of California, it's a blessing to be added to that select group. "We used to walk these streets as young men looking at all these stars coming up as we were in the hip-hop culture," he says. "Seeing this here, it is an honor."
"Their accomplishments and accolades reach deep in the roots and history books of hip-hop, and today is another chapter in that saga," Xzibit said. "Yo, B-Real, Sen Dog, Muggs, Bobo: You are our Rolling Stones, Ungrateful Dead, you are the West Coast Public Enemy."
George Lopez added: "There's a lot of actors, there's a lot of comedians, there's a lot of entertainers who are on [the Walk of Fame]. But there's only one Cypress Hill, the first Latino hip-hop group. But to everyone who lives the American dream, not the last Latino hip-hop group to ever be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame."
Watch highlights from the ceremony below.
B-Real thanks Cypress Hill for saving his life: "I was a gang banger and there wasn't too many ways out of that as you know" pic.twitter.com/WIi83vNQOR— Variety (@Variety) April 18, 2019
Xzibit says "it's about time" that Cypress Hill gets their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame pic.twitter.com/DHap9UkzXq— Variety (@Variety) April 18, 2019
George Lopez says there are 2,600 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but "none more important than the star we are about to unveil for Cypress Hill" pic.twitter.com/wuaakjKp6u— Variety (@Variety) April 18, 2019