At first glance, most thought Cypress Hill were a Mexican group from New York. It turned out, though, that B-Real and Sen Dog were Cubans from Los Angeles. (Sen Dog being full-blooded Cuban while B Real does have mixed Mexican heritage). When most people heard their now-classic, self-titled album, nothing stood out as being particularly Cuban. But for many Cuban Americans, like myself, the song “Tres Equis” gave it away! Cypress Hill has gone on to be one of hip-hop’s top-selling groups, and is respected as such internationally.