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Hip-hop band Cypress Hill performs with the London Symphony Orchestra decades after the “Simpsons” gag

Hip-hop band Cypress Hill performs with the London Symphony Orchestra decades after the “Simpsons” gag


London
CNN

“We know mostly classical music, but we could give it a try,” the conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra told the hip-hop group Cypress Hill when discussing a possible collaboration in a 1996 episode of “The Simpsons” entitled “Homerpalooza.”

Now, 28 years later, the two celebrated ensembles are making it happen and performing together in real life at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Wednesday evening.

B Real, a member of the pioneering group, posted on X: “Tonight we rock with the @londonsymphony at the @RoyalAlbertHall. Inspired by @TheSimpsons from the ‘Homerpalooza’ episode.”

As a result, Cypress Hill accidentally books a gig with the famous London Symphony Orchestra, “possibly under the influence of drugs.” After a brief discussion, the two musical groups play a version of the band’s 1993 hit single “Insane in the Brain.”

“The idea of ​​doing this show has been a topic of conversation for several years,” said B Real. “As fate would have it, we will achieve that goal tonight. Best wishes to everyone who wants to enjoy this experience.”

According to the event description on the Royal Albert Hall website, the two groups will perform a “special interpretation” of Cypress Hill’s four-times platinum album “Black Sunday,” as well as other hits from the band’s catalog.

Tickets for the show are sold out. Seats cost £128.50 ($165) per person.