While stoners of the early 1990s were listening to Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and all of that other grunge stuff, there was another weed-smoking subset that was all about the stoner-rap-ish groups Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Cypress Hill.
While the Cleveland-based Thugs employed slower-paced summer soundtracks with an almost doom-metal sensibility, the Los Angeles Latinos of Cypress Hill offered equally friendly, G-funk grooves to toke to. More than a decade later, a couple of previous members of those groups Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs and B-Real of Cypress Hill remain active in their solo projects, cranking out head-nodding spits, beats, and hooks, which is wonderful news for the gettin-high dudes/dudettes of the 2000s.
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On Saturday, July 25, the Unite the Mic Tour which features Bizzy, B-Real, Rap + Pillage, Townboyz, Phoenix VIP, and Vendetta Kings will crunk out Venue of Scottsdale.
Sat., July 25, 8 p.m., 2009