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Murs Taps Problem, B-Real, DJ Quik and Mike G for Boost Mobile’s Where You At? L.A. Concert Series

B-Real, Problem, Mike G and special guest DJ Quik join the second installment of Murs' five-part Boost Mobile Where You At? L.A. concert series.

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20 Hip-Hop Veterans Share Advice For XXL’s Freshmen

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Advice: Know your history and pay attention to your surroundings.
XXL: What was your mentality coming into the industry in the beginning?
B-Real: We [Cypress Hill] came up on artists likeMelle Mel, Boogie Down Productions, Public Enemy, Run-DMC. So many classic artists, and we were students of the game, and we felt we had a responsibility to know where it came from, so we could know where we wanted it to go. Now it’s gotten to the point where labels are paying the average fans to be stars.

Do you see any other differences in today’s freshman rappers?
So much of the shit coming out today doesn’t really have staying power. Everybody’s making the same [music]. But to have longevity you’ve got to try to make timeless music, to where, no matter what year it came out, you can throw it on and it’s still a great record. MTV and radio perpetuate all that shit, because they’re not designed to cater to the music—they’re designed to attract the most eyes and ears on the ads, not the artists... This is one of the few jobs that you can get without any knowledge of what it’s supposed to be. But if you don’t pay attention, the game will pass you by.
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Happy Birthday, B-Real!

Cypress Hill's fearless leader.

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Watch Berner, B-Real and Snoop Dogg’s Smoke-Filled ‘Faded’ Video

Talk about up in smoke. Somebody grab a gas mask. Taylor Gang's resident weed selling rapper Berner recently dropped the video for his Snoop Dogg and B-Real assisted single "Faded...

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7 Rappers Who Are Also in Bands

From Chance the Rapper and Madonna to Kanye West and Sia, rappers aren't afraid to mix it up with artists from other genres if the results equal a hit record...

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Method Man And Redman To Headline 5th Annual Smoker’s Club Tour

The 5th annual Smoker's Club Tour will get started Oct. 14 with some pretty high-level headliners—Method Man and Redman, as well as Cypress Hill's B-Real and up-and-comers Berner—from Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang—and Mick Jenkins...

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20 Hip-Hop Veterans Share Advice For Up And Coming Rappers

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Kurupt Featuring B-Real, Wiz Khalifa, Mally Mall & Knotch “Hydroponic”

Kurupt corrals a list of heavy smokers, choosing B-Real, Wiz Khalifa, Mally Mal and Knotch to enjoy some "Hydroponic." Off DJ Whoo Kid, Coach PR and DJ Ceasar's Wake & Bake Volume 1 mixtape which drops today...

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Serial Killers (B Real, Xzibit, Demrick) Drop Riotous New “Wanted” Video

After unveiling their new mixtape on Halloween, Serial Killers—the trio of B Real, Xzibit and Demrick—dropped the new video for their single "Warning" today, which features fiery, destructive scenes as the three rappers rap on top of a food truck...

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B-Real Says Cypress Hill Is Working On New Album

Cypress Hill hasn't dropped a full-length album in nearly four years, but that may soon change.

While jumping the battery of his car in a parking garage in Los Angeles, frontman B-Real revealed to TMZ that the group was working on a new project, though he didn't give any details on when it would be finished or what it would sound like (CH's last project, Cypress X Rusko, was dub-step inspired)...

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