Eric "Bobo" Correa

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Eric "Bobo" Correa
Birth name Eric Correa
Born (1968-08-27) August 27, 1968 (age 46)
Origin Queens, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, Latin, rock
Instruments drums, Latin percussion
Years active 1986–present
Labels Nacional Records
Associated acts Cypress Hill, Sol Invicto, Latin Bitman, Richie Londres, The Black Crowes, 311, Gnarls Barkley
Website Eric Bobo official website

Eric "Bobo" Correa (born August 27, 1968) is a percussionist and a member of the bands Cypress Hill, Sol Invicto, Latin Bitman and Richie Londres. He performed and recorded with the Beastie Boys through the 1990s.

Biography and career[edit]

Eric "Bobo" Correa 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.[citation needed]

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 and has toured and recorded with the group ever since. 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 and Tony Touch.[citation needed]

‘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.