Having formed in 1988, Cypress Hill is one of the most iconic groups in all of hip-hop. With their debut studio album, released in 1991, the group would go on to become one of the pioneering bands in west coast hip-hop.
Throughout their career, Cypress Hill has collaborated with a variety of rockers when it comes to their own material; they have worked with the likes of Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello, Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda, and System of a Down‘s Daron Malakian.
And as of more recently, the hip-hop group worked with another System of a Down member (as well as someone from Deftones).
As reported by Revolver, Cypress Hill recently performed at NASCAR’s Busch Light Clash, and among the artists in their backing band, there was System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian and Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter.
Together, Carpenter, Odadjian, Cypress Hill, and the rest of the band performed an incredible show.
If you are interested in checking out this recent collaboration, you can do so via the video player below.
When it comes to other stories involving System of a Down, are you familiar with what started the sad feud between Malakian and band frontman Serj Tankian? It is a hell of a story, and you can learn more by following this link here.
Recently, we ranked all of the System of a Down albums from worst to best. If you are curious to check out that ranking, you can do so by following the link below; also below, we have included an excerpt from that ranking (pertaining to the band’s self-titled album).
“System of a Down’s self-titled is a bombastic mission statement that still rips years later.
“Coming out of the gates with this first record, the band unleashes a massively impressive display of technical finesse. This is heard immediately come the first track on the record, “Suite-Pee.” This song alone captures the sonic duality of System of a Down’s music – metal that is hysteric and aggressive sounding, yet also moody and mesmerizing.
“This duality is a stylization the band would come to perfect, and improve upon, over the course of their career. While this debut System of a Down album still stands today as an impressive work, it only falls short behind other System of a Down albums due to lacking other awesome qualities that would end up appearing in future records (e.g., higher production quality, additional touches of melody, and more variety in terms of technical performances).”