Eric "Bobo" Correa

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Eric Bobo
Birth name Eric Correa
Also known as Eric Bobo
Born (1968-08-27) August 27, 1968 (age 46)
Origin Queens, New York
Genres Hip hop, Latin, rock
Instruments drums, Latin percussion
Years active 1986–present
Labels Nacional Records
Associated acts Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, Sol Invicto, DJ Bitman, Richie Londres, Cultura Londres Proyecto, The Black Crowes, 311, Gnarls Barkley
Website Eric Bobo

Eric Bobo (born Eric Correa, August 27, 1968) is a percussionist and a member of the bands Cypress Hill, Cultura Londres Proyecto and Sol Invicto, and has also performed and recorded with the Beastie Boys throughout the 1990s.

Biography and career[edit]

Bobo is the son of Latin jazz musician Willie Bobo.[1] He began drumming at the age of four, and made his first public appearance at the age of five, performing on stage with his father.[2] When Bobo was 15, his father died and he took over his Latin jazz band for a full year while still in high school. He attended C.S.U.L.A. for three years (1985-1988) and worked in the jazz studies of the music department and recorded on three critically acclaimed jazz LPs: We're Back, Diversions, and Monstrosity!.

With a recommendation from a friend, he got an audition with the Beastie Boys and was accepted to join them on their national "Check Your Head" tour. Bobo ended up recording with the Beastie Boys for the albums Ill Communication and Hello Nasty.

While on tour with the Beasties, Bobo met Cypress Hill and joined the group as their percussionist for their world tours,[3] splitting time between both groups. As the Beastie Boys began taking major touring breaks, Bobo became an official full-time member of Cypress Hill at the historic festival Woodstock '94 and has toured and recorded with the group ever since.

Side projects[edit]

Bobo is also part of Ritmo Machine as well as Sol Invicto, alongside Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter, Richie Londres, Dan Foord & AJ Cookson. The group is described as a mix of drum & bass, metal and electronica, and was expected to release a debut album in late 2014.

Albums[edit]

In August 2005, Bobo recorded his debut album, Meeting of the Minds, in a studio in Tucson, Arizona. It was released by Nacional Records on November 18, 2008. The album features appearances by B-Real, Cultura Londres Proyecto, Tony Touch, and Toy Selectah.

‘Meeting of the Minds’ Track Listing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa (2000) "Taking Control and Being Real With the Men of Cypress Hill", Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2000, p. 2 (Ent.)
  2. ^ Langlands, Johnny (2010) "Cypress Hill: Bobo in the Corner", The Skinny, March 30, 2010, retrieved 2011-07-23
  3. ^ "LIMP BIZKET, CYPRESS HILL AX LOCAL SHOW", Rocky Mountain News, July 28, 2000

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