Sen Dog

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Sen Dog
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Sen Dog performing at the 2006 Bonnaroo Music Festival
Background information
Birth nameSenen Reyes
Also known asSen Dog
Born (1965-11-22) November 22, 1965 (age 55)
Pinar del Río, Cuba
Origin South Gate, California
Genres
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1986–present
Labels
Associated acts

Senen Reyes (born November 22, 1965), also known by his stage name Sen Dog, is a Cuban-American rapper and musician who is best known as a member of the rap group Cypress Hill and as the lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Powerflo. [1] He has been developing a solo career in addition to his work with Cypress Hill and Powerflo, and is the lead vocalist for rap rock band SX-10. [2] [3]

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Biography

Sen Dog is a member of the rap group Cypress Hill, with whom he has had top ten records and a #1 album. Some of the most well-known songs that he performs with Cypress Hill are "How I Could Just Kill a Man", "(Rap/Rock) Superstar" and "Insane In the Brain".

In the late 1990s, Sen Dog took a leave of absence from Cypress Hill to develop a new rock/rap band called SX-10. He wanted the band to have a funk sound with Latin influences. SX-10 released an album in 2000 called Mad Dog American . [4] [5] In 1996, he performed "Quien Es Ese Negro (Who's That Black Dude)" with Mellow Man Ace, MC Skeey, Mr. Rico, and DJ Rif for the AIDS benefit album, Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin , produced by the Red Hot Organization.

On September 30, 2008, Sen Dog released his first solo album, Diary of a Mad Dog , seventeen years after the release of the first Cypress Hill album. In an interview with HipHopDX, Sen Dog described how he felt that he had more control and could talk about personal aspects of his life with this album. He said, "With Cypress, I never really felt that comfortable to put personal aspects of my life into the music. It feels good to have the opportunity to be the quarterback, if you want to call it that, in the studio, and be creative. I definitely found that I had more in me than I thought I did." [6] He said that he wanted to have fun with this album and that he has tried out a lot of different types of music but had no agenda for the type of music on Diary of a Mad Dog. "We’ve done the whole dark, morbid thing. The rock n’ roll crossover; just a lot of things. I’m not going to have an agenda on this; I’m going to jam and record whatever is fun to me." [7]

Personal life

In the 1980s, Sen Dog was affiliated with a Bloods gang set known as "Neighborhood Family", and later introduced B-Real into the set before B-Real was shot in the lung in 1988. [8] [9] Sen Dog is known to be an avid marijuana smoker and Cypress Hill has made songs about the use of marijuana, including "Legalize it", "I Wanna Get High" and "Hits From the Bong". Sen Dog and B-Real were childhood friends and Sen Dog gave B-Real his first joint when Sen Dog was 17 years old. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Sen Dog said, "Pot got a bad name with the flower children of the '60s, and then all these hard drugs came in, and people started dropping like flies. Today, people want to get high on something that's not going to give them a heart attack, like speed or crack." [10]

Reyes and former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo are childhood friends who attended the same high school. [11]

He is the older brother of Mellow Man Ace (born Ulpiano Sergio Reyes).

Discography

Solo

With Cypress Hill

With SX-10

With The Reyes Brothers

With Powerflo

Guest appearances

YearTitleArtist(s)Album
1992"Hypest From Cypress" Mellow Man Ace, Krazy-D, Tomahawk Funk The Brother With Two Tongues
1994"How It Is" Biohazard, DJ Lethal State of the World Address
1995"Feel The Blast" DJ Hurricane The Hurra
1997"IFO" (uncredited) Hed PE Hed PE [12]
1998"Quien Es Ese Negro (Who Is That Black One)"MC Skeey, Mr. Rico, DJ Rif, Mellow Man Ace Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin
"It's The Delinquentes" Delinquent Habits Here Come The Horns
"Shed A Tear"
"Life Is A Struggle"
"Get Up, Get On It"Delinquent Habits, Mellow Man Ace, Rude
"Sen Dog" Everlast Whitey Ford Sings The Blues
2000"Feel Tha Steel"Mellow Man Ace From The Darkness Into The Light
"Sly Slick & Wicked"
"Quem Tem Seda?" Planet Hemp A Invasão Do Sagaz Homem Fumaça
"We The People" Kottonmouth Kings High Society
2001"Last Man Standing"Biohazard Uncivilization
"What's Next?" Phunk Junkeez Sex, Drugs And Rap N' Roll
"1-2, 1-2"InsolenceRevolution
2004"Vengo A Cobrar"Mellow Man AceVengo A Cobrar
2005"Not Today" Transplants Haunted Cities
"Smockaz Roule" Big Red, DJ Muggs Raggamuffin Culture
2007"Living On The Edge" Big B More To Hate
"Dark Side"Kottonmouth Kings Cloud Nine
2008"Shoot Em Up" OPM Golden State Of Mind
2009"Bloody Sunday" La Coka Nostra A Brand You Can Trust
"1 Life" B-Real, Mal Verde Smoke N Mirrors
"Bring Tha Noize" (Public Enemy cover)Subnoize Souljaz, Daddy X Blast From Tha Past
2010"All Day"1FIFTY1Lyrics Anonymous
"Just What You Feelin"Kemo The BlaxicanUpside Of Struggle
2012"West Coast Rock Steady" P.O.D. Murdered Love
2013"Senny Sosa" Eric Bobo, Latin Bitman Welcome To The Ritmo Machine
2014"Dubmundos" Raimundos Cantigas De Roda
2016"Shit Just Got Real" Die Antwoord Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid
2017"California"Delinquent HabitsIt Could Be Round Two
"One Two Three"
2020"Pure 90" Shaka Ponk Apelogies

Mixtapes

See also

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