West Coast rap group Cypress Hill meets English dubstep DJ Rusko to create the up-tempo hip-hop heard in their awaited collaboration project. Hill, with more than nine albums under his name, fuses melodic deep bass lines with hard rock riffs transcending genres from hip-hop, alternative, ska, to rock and Latin earning him a place at Lollapalooza and Woodstock among others. Mean while, on the other side of the world, Rusko made his mark with his debut O.M.G! and established himself in the dubstep bandwagon invading the dance floors.
The duo comes together to make Cypress X Rusko dropping digitally on June 5 and physically on June 17 via V2/Cooperative Music. The five-track EP brings out each artists’ trademark sound yet shows a different side from each giving the EP a range mix of music from high-energy club anthems like “Roll It, Light It” to Damian Marley’s dancehall feel in “Can’t Keep Me Down” and even a grim track that replaces the drums with gunshots in “Shots Go Off.” The duo let fans unlock the “Lez Go” video after spreading enough Twitter shares, revealing performance from the 2012 SmokeOut performance with special guest Travis Barker.
Watch the “Lez Go” video below: