CYPRESS HILL + BEAT JUNKIES = CYPRESS JUNKIES!
Cypress Junkies is the high-profile collaborative excursion of Cypress Hill’s percussionist and drummer Eric Bobo and Beat Junkies and J Dilla’s right hand man Dj Rhettmatic.
They promise a performance never seen before and showcase their striking musical live act with limitless energy and good vibes. Their technical ability and electrifying skills leave other artists humble with respect. Cypress Junkies run through a wide variety of genres of current dance music featuring old and new Hip Hop, Trap, Cypress Hill hits, Disco, House, Breaks, Funk, Soul, Salsa, etc past and present, guaranteed to get every dancefloor fully fired up!
As a member of the multi-platinum recording group Cypress Hill, percussionist Eric Bobo has made his impact on the culture, producing and performing some of hip-hop’s biggest hits. Having shifted more than 20 million during the course of their career, Cypress Hill is America’s bestselling Latin Hip Hop band ever. Similarly DJ Rhettmatic has made an indelible mark on the game as well. As an integral cog to the World’s Famous Beat Junkie DJ crew, Visionaries and J Dilla’s Dj, Rhettmatic has worked with the likes of Peanut Butter Wolf, Talib Kweli, Madlib, DJ Premier, and Dr. Dre’s newest protégé Bishop Lamont.
Eric Bobo, son of Latin Jazz legend Willie Bobo, made his first public appearance at the age of five, performing on stage with his father. When Eric was 15, his father passed away and he took over his Latin jazz band for a full year while still in high school. From there Bobo joined the Beastie Boys on their national “Check Your Head” tour and recorded with them for their Ill Communication and Hello Nasty albums. A case in point is the Beastie Boys hit Sabotage which he co-produced. He toured the world with the Beastie Boys from 1992 till 1998.
Then he joined Cypress Hill as their percussionist for their world tours, splitting time between both groups. As the Beastie Boys began taking major touring breaks, Bobo became an official full time member of Cypress Hill at the historic festival Woodstock in 1994 and has toured and recorded with the group ever since. Throughout his career, Bobo has been known for recording and performing with a large variety of leading artists including The Black Crowes, 311, Gnarls Barkley, Rage Against the Machine, Fort Minor and Ella Fitzgerald. Moreover has Eric Bobo been highly successful with his own group called Ritmo Machine’ with CYPRESS HILL’s members – rapper Sen Dog (vocals) together with PSYCHO REALM’s lead rapper Sick Jacken (vocals) and Chilean mix-master Latin Bitman.
As one core member Dj Rhettmatic played a major role in introducing one of the world’s most famous Dj groups to a global audience: the world famous Beat Junkies (with Dj Babu from Dilated Peoples, J Roc etc.). Furthermore he reps Los Angeles premier group the Visionaries, Frank Nitt and Crown Royale. His friendship and work with the late great Jay Dee (J Dilla) is well known, he toured the globe as J Dilla’s last tour Dj. Rhettmatic’s unique style encompasses the many elements of a multifaceted Hip Hop DJ. As an accomplished scratch musician, as well as an explosive party/club DJ, Rhettmatic demonstrates his versatility by using the turntable as his musical instrument. His talent and musical expertise also extends into the realm of producing beats that helped him earn recognition and rewards well deserved. Rhettmatic seized numerous triumphs both as a musical performer and as a creative genius. He claimed the titles of Disco Mixing Club (DMC) West Coast Champion (1996), International Turntablist Federation (ITF) Team USA Champion (1997); Rhettmatic’s innovations produce a boundless list of prized accomplishments.
CYPRESS JUNKIES aim to take their solo success to form an unprecedented union on the road and in the studio. Never before has such an accomplished percussionist and well- respected hip-hop DJ embarked on such a musical journey. And with a number of multi- faceted projects on the horizon for the duo, Eric Bobo and DJ Rhettmatic are out to prove that they are a movement by themselves but a definite force when together.
This is most definitely one show that you do not want to miss!
Their live sets showcase a large music selection which work perfectly in Hip Hop, commercial (Hip Hop and Trap), electronic – eclectic clubs and live venues.