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Name  Sen Dog

Best known for  I think what I’m best known for is for the role I play in Cypress Hill, what we like to call the “psycho beta voice,” which is the deep voice that’s the call and response thing. When people think about me, they think about my parts on “Insane in the Brain”…and I’m constantly getting people that when they see me, that’s the first thing they say. They don’t say, “Hey, Sen Dog.” They say, “Insane in the brain!”

Thinking about it more deeply, I guess I’m known for being the guy that loves hip-hop and does rock ‘n roll and metal. I’m constantly in between both worlds there.

Current city  Las Vegas. It’s where I’ve made home at for about six years.

Really want to be in  What I really think about, at some point, is to visit my homeland, where I come from in Cuba. I’ve never been back there since I left when I was very young. I always had a desire to return at some point and see my place of birth and the house where I was born, my grandmother’s house. She’s passed away, but it’s still there. My family still lives in it, and I’ve always wanted to re-see those things and just to understand more of where I come from.

Excited about  Definitely excited about this year’s tour dates. I feel blessed to still be able to be doing music — and being able to perform is a big deal. 

Also, I have another band that I play in called Powerflo, and we have a new album that’s going to be coming up this year as well. All that stuff does a lot for me. It got me itching, ready to go for it.

My current music collection has a lot of  My sisters think I’m diverse, but there’s a lot of rock ‘n roll from earlier ages, and there’s a lot of heavy metal stuff on there. Hip-hop. There’s salsa music, us being Cuban, salsa is a very important part of it. I like to listen to classical music as well. There’s some jazz stuff when I feel jazzy. That’s just some of it. I’m just into music, so it could be anything, really. 

When I was young, my sister was big into disco, and she used to make me her practice dummy so that she could be ready for her high school dances. I would be the guy that she would get to dance with her. I used to listen to a lot of disco at that point when I was younger. 

It’s just all over the place, really. It just depends on what I’m feeling that particular day. 

Preferred format  I like to play a lot of vinyl. I have a very large vinyl collection. Almost every record that I could imagine is back.

Or the simplest way is to have the Alexa machine…just ask it to play something and then let it go and see what comes on.

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