In many ways, the members of Cypress Hill are the unsung heroes of West Coast hip hop. Their self-titled debut album played a vital role in bringing cannabis culture and Southern California Chicano rap to the masses. So when the iconic trio agreed to take part in a battle of Verzuz in Los Angeles County, the band’s lead singer, B-Real, anticipated that Triller would at least offer some hospitality to local guests. But instead, their highly anticipated showdown with Onyx didn’t even get live stream time.
This is largely due to the fact that the Battle of Verzuz was part of a programming card that also featured a slew of boxing matches. While Triller was praised for the innovative way they brought together two distinct forms of entertainment, Cypress Hill and Onyx were clearly the most established names on the bill last Friday. So the idea that they were shorted still doesn’t fit B-Real. To that, the legendary South Gate native shared his thoughts on Instagram.
“I have to say, while it was great to swing with our brothers @ONYX_HQ in the Battle of Verzuz, I feel like [VERZUZ] bypassed us all by not running it on live Ig like all the other battles,” he wrote. “They made it a ppv event and made the battle a sideshow for matches boxing instead. IMO.”
As of now, it’s still unclear whether or not Triller will sanction a Verzuz rematch, between Cypress Hill and Onyx. But hip-hop fans who paid money to watch a battle between the two bands on Pay-Per-View weren’t too happy with the outcome, as several of them also expressed their displeasure over the social networks.
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Source: Hot New Hip Hop