By Jesus Trivino | 02/07/2015 - 09:00
Latino artists were an integral part of the creation of hip-hop culture in the 1970s.
By Latina Staff | 11/11/2013 - 13:36
Miley Cyrus has once again managed to gain everybody's attention! According to USA Today, the 20-year-old singer was busy smoking a joint on stage as she accepted the award for Best Music Video at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards over the weekend. MTV later censored out Cyrus' marijuana moment when it aired the EMA's in the U.S. on Sunday night.
By Kamren Curiel | 04/19/2013 - 14:02
By Grace Bastidas | 06/07/2010 - 09:25
Los Tigres del Norte, Juanes, Calle 13, Café Tacuba, Cypress Hill and Ozomatli are just some of the growing number of Latino musicians boycotting Arizona in protest of the state’s controversial immigration law (SB 1070). The new law goes into effect on July 31st of this year and requires police officers to stop anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally.
By Grace Bastidas | 09/15/2009 - 12:08
When Cypress Hill released Black Sunday on July 30, 1993, the album catapulted the Los Angeles rappers to hip-hop stardom and anointed frontman B-Real and his boys, Sen Dog and D.J. Muggs, as marijuana champions. Mind-bending songs like “I Wanna Get High,” “Hits from the Bong” and “Legalize It” sparked a reefer revolution that would’ve made stoners Cheech & Chong proud. And while pot has made its way into the mainstream since those heady days, its use continues to be illegal under federal law.
By smundhra | 08/22/2008 - 15:17
He may have spent most of the nineties in a purple haze, but Cypress Hill frontman B-Real still managed to be a pioneering force for Latinos in hip-hop. The rapper, whose heritage goes back to Mexico and Cuba, led Cypress Hill to becoming the first Latin rap group to have both platinum and multi-platinum albums. Their self-titled debut and hit single "Insane in the Membrane" became an anthem in the early nineties—for both pot smokers and teeny boppers alike.