Wednesday, Nov. 14 – Cypress Hill
The Plaza Live
425 N. Bumby Ave.
Hey, weed is legal in some places now, and if you want to thank anybody for it, go ahead and thank Cypress Hill. The first Cuban/Latino hip-hop artists to make it big (they were nominated for three Grammy awards in the ’90s and they won an MTV music award in 1994 for their single “Insane in the Brain”), Cypress Hill were also one of the first mainstream rap acts to make it big with songs that openly celebrated smoking dope. While that’s pretty much par for the course these days, songs with titles like “Hits From the Bong,” “Marijuana Locos” and “Stoned Is the Way of the Walk” were rather edgy back in their day and earned the group a loyal cult following that’s aging into the all-grown-up world now. So much so that, chances are, at least a few of the politicians who were responsible for seeing to it that pot is now legal in Colorado and Washington state were probably blaring “Insane in the Brain” and “I Ain’t Going Out Like That” in their dorm rooms while they smoked blunts. – Erin Sullivan
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.