Cypress Hill in Halloween Concert Haunted Hill at the Wiltern
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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It was a blast, one of the best concerts ever for $10.00 tix. Thanx!!!
Los Angeles based Latino Hip Hop group Cypress Hill play The Wiltern for their annual Halloween show.
Cypress Hill was the first Latino Hip Hop group to have multi-platinum albums and over the course of its history, Cypress Hill has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide, more than 11 million records in the U.S. alone.
Their self titled debut was released in August 1991 and the first single was “Phuncky Feel One,” but it was the B-side “How I Could Just Kill A Man” that attracted more airplay on urban radio and college radio. Based on the success of the single and other tracks such as bilingual track “Latin Lingo” and “Tres Equis”, the album sold two million copies in the US alone. 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. 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. With “Insane in the Brain” becoming a crossover hit, the album went triple platinum in the U.S. and sold about 3.25 million copies. 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”.
After a brief break, in 2000 the group released the double-disc set Skull & Bones which featured one disc of hip-hop and one disc of their more rock-inspired material. Skull & Bones hit the Top 10 on The Billboard 200 and included both a rock and a rap version of the single “Superstar.” In 2001 the group released Stoned Raiders, again incorporating rock music, and in 2004 the band released _Till Death Do Us Part _which mixes several styles of Jamaican music and hit Top 40 on The Billboard 200.
Cypress Hill is currently recording a new studio album that will be release in the spring of 2009.