Toppa Top 10: Ten Cuban Hip-Hop Acts You Should Know

March 3, 2015

Cypress Hill

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 โ€œTres Equisโ€ gave it away! Cypress Hill has gone on to be one of hip-hop’s top-selling groups, and is respected as such internationally.