According to Business Insider, the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame is the number one most visited landmark in the United States (via Swarm).
The world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame features more than 2,500 terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalk along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street. The five-pointed stars honor the accomplishments of actors, musicians, directors, producers and others in the entertainment industry.
How to Attend a Walk of Fame Star Ceremony
There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies, which are free and do not have assigned seating. For those unable to attend in person, star ceremonies are streamed live at www.walkoffame.com.
- Wear comfortable shoes, stay hydrated and bring sunscreen.
- Chairs or step ladders are not permitted in the audience area of the ceremony.
- Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m.
- Crowds must disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony to clear the sidewalk and the street.
The late Selena Quintanilla was honored with the 2,622nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 3, 2017. The star was dedicated in the category of Recording at 1750 N. Vine St. in front of the historic Capitol Records Building. A record-breaking crowd of 4,500 fans attended the ceremony, surpassing the 4,000 fans that came to the star ceremony of mariachi singer, Vicente Fernandez.
Cypress Hill (April 18, 2019)
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor pioneering entertainers Cypress Hill with the 2,660th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star, dedicated in the category of Recording, will be placed at 6201 Hollywood Blvd in front of Green Leaf Restaurant at Eastown. Cypress Hill will be performing the same night at the world-famous Whiskey a Go Go on the Sunset Strip. Tickets are on sale at www.cypresshill.com.
“We are proud to honor the first Latino American hip-hop recording group,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.” “They have been successful as a group for three decades and we know they will continue their success for many years to come,” added Martinez.
Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be George Lopez and Xhibit.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies, encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Cypress Hill, comprised of B Real, Sen Dog, DJ Muggs, and Eric “Bobo” Correa, were the first Latino-American hip-hop group to have RIAA certified platinum and multi-platinum albums and are widely respected as one of the most important groups in hip-hop history.
In 1991, their self-titled debut album sold over 2 million copies. With their debut album still at the top of the charts, they became the first rap group to have two albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 at the same time when their second album, Black Sunday, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in 1993 and celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. The album went on to be certified triple platinum and features their hit “Insane in the Brain,” dubbed one of the “100 greatest Hip Hop songs” by VH1.
The Grammy-nominated group has gone on to sell over 18 million albums worldwide. Sampled by everyone from Jay-Z and the Black Eyed Peas to A$AP Rocky and Vic Mensa, Cypress Hill paved the way for contemporary artists like Luis Fosi and Cardi B.
The group recently released their ninth studio album, Elephants On Acid. Framed as a rap odyssey, the album takes listeners around the world and through other dimensions while preserving the dynamism for which the group became known.
Even with a relentless touring schedule, Cypress Hill has never forgotten their neighborhood of South Gate and continue to call Los Angeles home. They continue to support the community through scholarship programs and work with organizations like Guns for Goods, a gun buyback program to help get guns off the streets and away from the hands of children, the Wounded Heroes of America, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.