Cypress Hill and Rusko Confirm June 5th Release For Their Highly Anticipated Collaboration ‘Cypress x Rusko’; Watch “Lez Go” ft. Travis Barker Now
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CYPRESS HILL AND RUSKO CONFIRM JUNE 5th RELEASE FOR THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED COLLABORATION
CYPRESS X RUSKO
RELEASE VIDEO FOR “LEZ GO” WHICH FEATURES PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE FROM THEIR 2012 SMOKEOUT SHOW WITH SPECIAL GUEST TRAVIS BARKER
Hip-hop legends Cypress Hill and Dubstep DJ/Producer Rusko have announced the release date for their highly anticipated collaborative effort Cypress x Rusko, to be released by V2 / Cooperative Music digitally June 5th and physically July 17th. Featuring the striking, signature sound of Cypress Hill alongside Rusko’s unmistakable beats, the 5-track EP shows the full capabilities of two music pioneers combining forces to create yet another raw and unfiltered sound. The video for “Lez Go” was released today via their “Tweet to Fill The Bong” contest in which Cypress Hill and Rusko let the fans dictate the release date by spreading the word on Twitter. “Lez Go” features performance footage from their 2012 SmokeOut performance, which included special guest Travis Barker on the drums. Fans can watch the video HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRV-_bogGXY or on both Cypress Hill and Rusko’s social media platforms.
As you’d expect from chameleonic musicians, each song on the album showcases a different musical side to the collaborators. “Lez Go” marries the ominous with the atmospheric, as Cypress’ menacing vocals somehow sound angelic over Rusko’s harmonious, arpeggiated synths. The up-tempo, high-energy vibe of “Roll It, Light It” and “Stay Medicated” are club anthems, while “Can’t Keep Me Down” sees Damian Marley bring a dancehall feel over a slicing, metallic beat. Finally, there’s “Shots Go Off,” the grimiest track on the EP that replaces drums with gunshots and recalls classic Cypress tracks “Lick a Shot” and “Cock the Hammer.”
Slightly different? Maybe a little. But anyone familiar with the pedigree of the album’s creators should expect nothing less than a sound that operates entirely outside the box.
About Cypress Hill:
Across nine albums that have sold over 20 million copies worldwide, the group redefined and shattered the boundaries of hip-hop, crafting gutter-dirty tracks that fused deep bass lines with blissful, stoned-out melodies and aggressive hard rock riffs. Cypress Hill has garnered 14 multi-platinum, platinum, and gold certifications from the RIAA, and has appeared on Lollapalooza, Woodstock, Bonaroo, Rock the Bells, and headlined the groups’ own “Cypress Hill Smoke Out”, just to name a few of the live accolades the band has achieved. Breaking down musical and cultural barriers between hip-hop, alternative, metal, rock, reggae, ska and Latin music is why Cypress Hill has become one of the most important and seminal acts of the past 20 years. To this day, many of Cypress Hill’s hits remain on active rotation on the world’s foremost hip-hop, rock and alternative playlists. The sounds of Cypress Hill continue to rock the world.
His debut, O.M.G.!, replete with his signature bone-rattling bass and anthemic melodies, was a critical and commercial hit that cemented him as one of the most exciting artists in modern dance music. His stream of massive singles includes “Woo Boost”, “Everyday”, “Hold On” which featured Amber from The Dirty Projectors, “Got Da Groove” which features Gucci Mane and “Da Cali Anthem” which was the first dubstep track played on US radio. His live shows have been drawing rapturous crowds of thousands across the globe. Rusko’s new album, Songs, due out March 27th is a dauntless artist at his best. These are the songs that will dominate festivals and dance-floors this year and beyond!