In a recent interview, Cypress Hill was asked about the fusion of genres and musical elements in today's industry and their influence on that practice. This is what they had to say:
We never walk around thinking we’re these catalyst dudes or whatever. We’ve always done what we’ve done from the heart because it’s what we want to do and who we want to be on stage and on records. Just touring around the world and coming across other artists and cats telling us that, “Yo, you’ve been a big influence on us.” Like, Outkast just told us that. Lupe Fiasco’s told us that. A bunch of other cats. I’m like, “Wow, we’ve made more of an impact than I ever thought we would.” It’s one of those things where we’re not trying to take credit for anything that’s out there that made it big. But we’re aware that we’ve influenced people. It’s just one of those things where we believed in ourselves and that inspires other artists.
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