Cypress Hill

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2016 (The 2017 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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How I Could Just Kill a Man (1991)
Insane In The Brain (1993)

Cypress Hill @ Wikipedia

Cypress Hill Videos

Will Cypress Hill be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


5 comments so far (post your own)

One of the best rap/rock group. Maybe not so innovative but good in live and really part of the rock scene

Posted by roméo on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 11:31am

Most definatley Cypress Hill should be inducted. They have longevity, they have the album sales and they influenced a whole generation of rappers and rap fans. Which other rap groups have been around as long and have the the albums sold that Cypress hill has, Not too many. They have multiple platinum and gold albums and yet very few actual Top 40 hits. That just goes to show you that they have a very loyal fanbase and that they never tried to sell out or go pop like a lot of other groups. They influenced a whole generation. In the 90`s their sound was new and unique and everybody was copying them(albeit very poorly) In the 2000`s they still put out quality albums and are still going strong to this day. There are countless other reasons why they should be in but I will let others say why, but finally I should also mention that they informed and taught my generation about marijuana and brought it back to popularity because in the 80`s marijuana use was way down and other harder drugs were being used but Cypress made it so that potheads were cool again and dope smoking was the way to go.

Posted by greeny on Friday, 09.28.07 @ 15:36pm

I can't see a group whose greatest achievement was writing a song with the lyrics "insane in the membrane/insane in the brain" (sung in a purposely stupid voice) being in the same hall as, say, Led Zeppelin who wrote "Stairway to Heaven"

Who are we gonna consider next? Afroman?

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.20.08 @ 15:09pm

Cypress hills first album(cypress hill) is amazing.
Their second album(black sunday) is really good.
Their 3rd album (III:Temples of Boom)is pretty good.
Everything after that is epically terrible.
So thats a no.

Posted by Chris.J on Tuesday, 01.6.09 @ 13:05pm

20 years strong...still touring and every album has more than one a cut that i like.if u think insane in the brain is there best work than you are not a real me they are the grateful dead of rap and they will get in the hall of fame sooner or later.

Posted by insideman on Wednesday, 04.11.12 @ 18:06pm

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