239. Cypress Hill
As the first Latin Hip Hop group of note, Cypress Hill’s first two albums featured a slowed up groove with pounding basses that could almost be described as a Stoner Groove. This sound proved to be influential on other Hip Hop artists that followed and their sound was a true alternative to other West Coast rappers. The problem was that their later effort was substantially weaker almost to point of self-parody. For Cypress Hill to have a realistic chance for induction, the amount of artists who cite them as influential will have to substantially increase.