The members of Cypress Hill have
changed a little over the years. People have come and gone;
yet, the core of the band is B-Real, Sen-Dog, and DJ Muggs.
Eric Bobo, who used to play
with the Beastie Boys, is also considered a tight part of
the Cypress "Soul Assassins" Family.
Back in 1992 during an interview
that the Beastie Boys were doing an interview with Canadian
television station Much Music, Mike
D was asked what new bands he liked. His response was
that he was really into Cypress Hill and their first album.
Shortly thereafter, Cypress Hill was selected to share the
same stage with the Beastie Boys during the Check
Your Head tour. At the end of a Beastie Boys' set in
1992, B-Real and Sen-Dog would then join Mike, Adam,
and Adam for "So What'cha
It wasn't the album version of "So
What'cha Want" though; it was the Soul Assassin remix.
Having added not only a different beat, but also additional
lines of lyrics to the song, the Soul Assassin remix of
"So What'cha Want" was an instant hit with fans.
At one point, there was even a separate music video on cable
television for it. Unfortunately, this music video was left
off of the Skills to Pay the Bills home video as
well as the Beastie Boys Video Anthology DVD.
On April 29th, 1994, The Beastie Boys and Cypress Hill
would share the stage again - this time along with Rage
Against the Machine to play the benefit concert for Leonard
Peltier. Also in 1994, Cypress Hill played to half a million
concert-goers at the '94 Woodstock. Oddly enough though,
Cypress Hill has never performed at a Tibetan Freedom Concert.