#VitalFactz: Happy Birthday - B-Real
Happy Birthday B-Real. Born Louis Freese June 2, 1970. Freese is one-third (& lead rapper) of the Los, Angeles based Hip Hop group Cypress Hill. They first came on the scene in 1991 with their self titled debut album Cypress Hill. The album has gone on to reach Double Platinum status. In 1993 they released released their follow-up album Black Sunday. This album is their most successful album to date. It was certified Triple Platinum & peaked at #1 on Billboard's Hot 200 Albums Chart & The R&B Albums Chart. In 1995 they released their third album Cypress Hill III: Temples Of Boom which went Platinum. In 1998 they released their Gold selling album Cypress Hill IV. In 2000 they returned to Platinum status with Skulls & Bones. As a group, Cypress Hill has been nominated for 3 Grammy Awards & one MTV Video Music Award.