Duck Down Artists
B-Real is the lead MC from the legendary west coast group Cypress Hill. Since the group's formation in 1988, the pioneering rap-rock quartet Cypress Hill -- founders B-Real (Louis Freese), DJ Muggs (Lawrence Muggerud) and Sen Dog (Senen Reyes), along with newest member Eric Bobo -- have come a long way from the streets of South Central L.A. Over the course of its 17-year history, Cypress Hill has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide, including more than 11 million records in the U.S. alone. The group has garnered 15 multi-platinum, platinum and gold certifications from the RIAA; headlined Lollapalooza, Woodstock and the group's own Smokin' Grooves tour; appeared on "Saturday Night Live," among other shows, all the while breaking down the musical and cultural barriers between hip-hop, alternative, metal, rock, reggae, ska and Latin music. To this day, many of Cypress Hill's hits remain on active rotation on the nation's foremost hip-hop, rock and alternative playlists while the sounds of Cypress Hill continue to rock the world's hottest underground parties.
In 2009 B-Real teamed up with Duck Down Music Inc. to release his solo debut 'Smoke N Mirrors.' Dru Ha, co-owner of Duck Down Music believes; "Adding another living legend in B-Real to our roster is really giving Duck Down a "dream team" line up for independent Hip Hop." "Buckshot and I have been strategic with our label partnerships mixing the right blend of emerging artists with proven veterans. When you add the upcoming Random Axe Project (Sean Price, Guilty Simpson and Black Milk collaboration set for a 2011 release) we're excited about our ability to continue contributing quality Hip Hop albums to the game."
'Smoke N Mirrors' features Snoop Dogg, Damian Marley, Sen Dog of Cypress Hill, Kurupt, Xzibit, Too Short, labelmate Buckshot and many more. Production includes tracks from The Alchemeist, Soopafly, Scoop Deville, Sick Jacken and B-Real himself.