Cypress Hill, Action Bronson, and ¡Mayday! Get High at Grand Central Miami, November 13

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The Cypress Hill crowd reaching for B-Real's skinny cigarette.
Cypress Hill
With Action Bronson and ¡Mayday!
Grand Central, Miami
Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Better Than: The "giggle stick."

Grand Central's main cave was filled with a thick and sticky cloud of party smoke well before beat one was dropped at last night's Cypress Hill show.

But despite the night being hyped on weed jokes and pot worship, the group's performance was a real reminder why this OG crew of Cuban-Americans from Cali have sold 18 million albums.

See also:
-Cypress Hill's B Real: "Guys Who Smoke Weed Can Relate to Obama, I Support Him" -Action Bronson "Going Full Throttle," Smokes an Ounce of Weed, Says "F#$% Pancakes" -The 36-Photo Slideshow of Cypress Hill at Grand Central -Cypress Hill's B-Real and Sen Dog Talk Weed, Rap, Punk, Gang Life, and Being Cuban

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Miami's own live hip-hop collective, ¡Mayday!, kicked off the night with a blast of energized rock-rap funk. The band broke the opening act barrier with ease, thanking the crowd for "rocking out" so early by "Miami standards" and asking everyone to "make it look like London fog in this motherfucker."

Regardless of how one might feel about the ¡Mayday!'s mix of hip-hop beats, rock guitar, and funky bass, the entertainment factor was undeniably strong, setting the standard pretty high for the rest of the night's performances.

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As solid as ¡Mayday!'s set was done, Action Bronson rose to the occasion with a rowdy set that stole the show, even from the headliners. The Queens-based MC brought a fiery delivery, an unstoppable flow, high fives for everyone, and a big motherfucking bag of weed and papers to hand out to audience members.

Bronson understands the old punk-rock ethos of destroying the line between artist and audience: It simply works better when people feel a connection beyond gazing at the stage. As such, the formidable man performed a couple of songs from inside the crowd, reaching as far back as the sound booth to ask a young lady that was sitting down if she was tired. Rhyming over a screwed version of "Under the Sea" from the Little Mermaid was also an unexpected, should-have-been-super-uncomfortable highlight of Bronson's set.

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Following a break that saw Grand Central fog out even harder (to the point of management opening the back doors of the club), Cypress Hill took the stage with B-Real, Sen Dog, DJ Muggs, and "Bobo" Correa in great form, turning up the heat aboard their smoke-powered time machine to the '90s.

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Grand Central

697 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music


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