• ᴇᴍᴘᴇʀᴏʀ 帝MA
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    It was back in 1996 when an episode of The Simpsons featured a joke where Cypress Hill believed they had mistakenly booked the London Symphony Orchestra, whilst under the influence.

    On Wednesday night, that joke becomes a reality at the Royal Albert Hall.

    After years of fan pressure, the American hip-hop group reached out to the LSO over social media and a deal was struck.

    I went to meet the band at their rehearsals in central London.

    “It’s been something that we’ve talked about for many years since the Simpsons episode first aired,” B-Real (real name Louis Mario Freese) told the BBC.

    The British connection goes beyond the LSO. In the episode, it was actually Peter Frampton, best known for his 1976 album Frampton Comes Alive, who was the guy trying to book the orchestra.

    Cypress Hill laughed when I asked if he was on the guestlist.

    “Yes, actually, we’ve been trying to invite him,” B-Real said.

    It’s like life has become one long Simpsons episode.

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    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    After years of fan pressure, the American hip-hop group reached out to the LSO over social media and a deal was struck.The one-night only performance in London is based around their acclaimed Black Sunday album.

    It sold more than three million copies in the US and spent a whole year on the UK charts.The LSO will perform unique orchestral arrangements of the band’s most iconic songs including Insane in the Brain and I Wanna Get High.Cypress Hill have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and are one of hip-hop’s biggest acts.

    “It’s been something that we’ve talked about for many years since the Simpsons episode first aired,” B-Real (real name Louis Mario Freese) told the BBC.

    "They’re still waiting for a reply.LSO first violin and board vice-chair Maxine Kwok said “people are beyond excited at the idea of these diverse musicians mixing on the stage”.

    This isn’t the first time an event in The Simpsons has accurately predicted what has happened in reality many years in the future.In a March 2000 episode, Bart is shown a vision of the future in which his sister Lisa becomes US president and declares: “We’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump.” This was a full 16 years before Donald Trump became president.Springfield had their own equivalent of the Las Vegas magicians Siegfried and Roy, a duo called Gunter and Ernst.

    Exactly a decade later, during a show at the Mirage casino, Roy Horn survived an attack by one of their white tigers.Winter Olympics Curling was the subject of a 2010 storyline, with Homer and Marge being selected for the US team.


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