HFStival 2004

Cypress Hill and Jay-Z were on hand for HFStival 2004 on Saturday (May 22) at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

On TV: Cypress Hill, J-Kwon, Xzibit

Rap acts on television this week include Cypress Hill, who perform on ‘The Sharon Osbourne Show’ on Monday; Cassidy, who appears on ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday; J-Kwon, who appears on ‘TRL’ on Monday and ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Wednesday; Eminem and D12, who appear on ‘TRL’ and ‘106 and Park’ on Tuesday; Lil’ Flip, who appears on ‘TRL’ on Wednesday; Kayne West, Dilated Peoples, Lloyd Banks, who all appear on ‘106 and Park’ on Wednesday; the Roots, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Friday; and Xzibit, who appears on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday.

Assassination Day

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According to Ecko.com, DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill has teamed up with LA hip-hop artists Self Scientific and Chase Infinite to create a new record label imprint called Angeles Records. Muggs who is responsible for the bulk of Cypress Hill’s production has released two installments of his critically acclaimed ‘Soul Assassins’ projects and is currently working on a third. Muggs will be pulling in the talents of producers The Alchemist and DJ Khalil to assist with the project. So far, contributors to ‘Soul Assassins 3’ include Cypress Hill, The Genius/GZA, and Infamous Mobb. All have contributed to the previous two albums.

Blink-182, Cypress Hill Plan Brief Tour

Cypress Hill tats

Prior to a summer stint with No Doubt, Blink-182 will team up with Cypress Hill for a brief slate of U.S. dates that kick off April 29th in Nampa, Idaho. The pop/punk trio and the rap act have scheduled a total of nine dates together, according to Blink’s official Web site.

Cypress Hill Tap Into Reggae For New LP

Cypress Hill wearing t-shirts

Cypress Hill and their heavy riffs combined with hip-hop spawned a group of rap-rock bands led by Limp Bizkit. Now, Muggs, B-Real, Bobo and Sen Dog are just doing what comes natural. “We ain’t trying to trend chase,” Muggs explained to MTV News. “We just have to build off the band’s successes and the band’s strengths. Personally, I wasn’t really into metal, but it was just time for the band to grow. Cypress Hill was outgrowing hip-hop, so we needed to let it blossom, and the fellas wanted to do some rock. So, boom, we tap into that a little bit.”

The group’s new album, titled ‘Till Death Do Us Part’, will have four or five reggae-derived songs, while 10 or 11 of the other tracks will be straight hip-hop. Read more.

D12 & Cypress Hill Lavish Lap Dancer

hip hop group Cypress Hill

The Sunday Mail reports D12 and Cypress Hill lavished thousands on a stunning blonde lap dancer – because they loved her Scots accent. Former ballet student Natasha Wilson said, “They paid me a lot of attention and were very keen to ask about my background because they liked my accent. They were very big tippers and drank a lot of champagne. It was a brilliant night. I was shattered by the end of it.”