- 01:05 PM, May 02
Cypress Hill were originally named DVX, but changed their name after member Mellow Man Ace left the group in 1988. A year after the name change, they were signed to Columbia Records and started working on an album. Their self-titled debut effort "Cypress Hill" was out in 1991 and gave them a meteoric fame as the album sold million copies in the U.S. alone and was certified a double Platinum.
Their second album "Black Sunday" surpassed the success of its predecessor. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200, becoming the band's first chart topper. The selling number hit more than 3 millions mark, earning them a triple Platinum. While completing their next record, they performed in a number of shows, including Woodstock Festival, Lollapalooza and a college tour with Rage Against the Machine.