Cypress Hill, Mix Master Mike visit Tahoe on April 21

Cypress Hill play MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Tuesday, April 21.

The Four Twenty celebration just got smokier — and extended by one day — at Lake Tahoe.

Today, Late-Nite Productions announced the  “I Wanna Get High Tour April 2020” is touching down at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa with Cypress Hill featuring Mix Master Mike and guests Dizzy Wright and Jesse Royal at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21.

The concert in MontBleu’s showroom is for guests 21 older. Advance tickets are $45 plus fees/taxes at the casino box office or online at www.Ticketmaster.com. Day-of-show price is $50 plus fees. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 7.

That show will come on the heels of the Tech N9ne and Jelly Roll Concert on Monday, April 20, at MontBleu, an event also presented by Late-Nite Productions.

Three decades before the Latin hip-hop explosion of 2018, Cypress Hill sparked a trip that left popular culture stoned, stunned and staggering in anticipation for more. In 1988, Sen Dog, B-Real, and DJ Muggs certainly didn’t look like any other hip-hop collective, sound like anything on the radio, or smoke like any homie, headbanger, hesher, or hippie. Instead, they rolled up intense rhymes, hard-rock attitude, smoked-out psychedelic production and Latin swagger into a one-of-a-kind strain on the legendary double-platinum Cypress Hill in 1991. Not to mention, they made history as “the first Latino American hip-hop recording group to go platinum.”

Next up, 1993’s Black Sunday bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, earned a triple-platinum certification, garnered three Grammy Award nominations, and became “the highest Soundscan recording for a rap group at the time.” The platinum Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom followed in 1995 as 1998’s Cypress Hill IV went gold.

In 2000, they merged heavy metal and hip-hop like no other on the platinum Skull & Bones with iconic assists from the likes of Eminem, Deftones and more. Stoned Raiders (2000) and Til Death Do Us Part (2004) emerged on its heels, while Rise Up (2010) scored a Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200. Along the way, they sold more than 20 million albums, packed venues around the globe, and embedded themselves in pop culture as immortalized by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019 and getting animated for an episode of The Simpsons. They would also be sampled by everyone from JAY-Z and Black Eyed Peas to A$AP Rocky and Vic Mensa with Chance the Rapper.

Among countless hits, VH1 dubbed “Insane in the Brain” one of the “100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.” Also, who could forget the trailer for Denzel Washington’s Academy Award-winning turn in Training Day soundtracked by “Rock Superstar?” It would also certainly be fair to say the bilingual “Latin Lingo” broke down doors for “Bodak Yellow” and “Despacito.” Additionally, the guys waved the flag for legalization and cannabis culture from the onset of their career and via the highly successful Smokeout Festival brand.

“Anything can happen when Muggs, B-Real, and myself get together to record,” affirms Sen Dog. “We were kids when we first got together. We’ve grown up as men now, but the chemistry is still the same. I can only describe it as the electric feeling when we first started and didn’t have a record deal or anything—we just knew there was something between the three of us.”

Sen notes: “We’ve always been big fans of classic rock like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Who and The Grateful Dead. Our goal was to be like the hip-hop version of those groups.”

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