Rusko Cypress Hill Collab
2012-01-24 by Deviant STAFF | 44 Comments

Blazed out hip hop veterans Cypress Hill have teamed up with the apologetic accidental founder of brostep, the cockney thug Rusko for a five-track collaborative EP.

Conveniently titled Cypress X Rusko, the EP was recorded in the United States over the last 6 months or so.

According to B-Real: “We’ve always been the type of group to take chances on doing something radically different than what people expect from us. So this carries with the tradition of us going out of the box. If it’s not something that we embrace then we don’t dare mess with it and this is something we fell right into the pocket of.”

Though no official date has been given, the EP is set to be released at some point in April this year. Head on over to SPIN where you can stream, and score a free download of lead single 'Roll It, Light It'.

http://www.spin.com/articles/how-i-could-just-skrill-man-hear-cypress-hill-go-dubstep-rusko


In related news, Rusko is still set to release his sophomore album Songs, the follow-up to 2010's O.M.G.! (what is it with this guy and album titles?). You can stream the official video for lead single 'Somebody To Love' at the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcGLppGzu0g&feature=player_embedded

Mad Decent will release Songs on March 26, following a UK tour

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2012

31097 Comments


Just don't know about all of this

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botb
January 24th 2012

9658 Comments


i love cypress hill, brostep is awfullll

Maize
January 24th 2012

153 Comments


having trouble differentiating dubstep from the other 'steps

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2012

31097 Comments


What?

Sanders
January 24th 2012

2345 Comments


"having trouble differentiating dubstep from the other 'steps"

Tragedy.

Pentagon
January 24th 2012

1998 Comments


this sounds... interesting

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2012

3376 Comments


i love cypress hill, i don't want to hate this, please let this be better than korn's attempt

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Acanthus
January 24th 2012

9537 Comments


Rusko is coming to my town relatively soon, don't think I have any/much of his releases though.

JWT155
January 24th 2012

9220 Comments


Cypress being such innovators.....

DuMont
January 24th 2012

84 Comments


I can't imagine how Cypress Hill's output could be improved by Rusko, who is essentially just a twat. From Birmingham. Where all the other cockney thugs are from.

Jellingman
January 24th 2012

357 Comments


Insane in the womp womp wubble

Tyrael
January 24th 2012

20829 Comments


gonna suck hard

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2012

31097 Comments


I can't imagine how Cypress Hill's output could be improved by Rusko, who is essentially just a twat. From Birmingham. Where all the other cockney thugs are from.


You can't have opinions when you're just quoting a news article

DuMont
January 24th 2012

84 Comments


What?

defjaw83
January 24th 2012

1766 Comments


Dev, cockney's are from East London but this guy is from Birmingham apparently

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2012

31097 Comments


That's not why I called him a cockney thug

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsCK8imgIx4

taylormemer
January 24th 2012

4917 Comments


Ugh. Stop posting links. Everyone I click on ends up being shit. Need some decent stuff please.

defjaw83
January 24th 2012

1766 Comments


ok didn't realise. Will check this out just because of CH's earlier output. I'm still hoping for a return to form but can't see this being it tbh

Sanders
January 24th 2012

2345 Comments


Can't believe no-one picked up on my "other steps" line... Disappointed. Also, this is either going to be awesome or wank, there is no middle ground.

Recspecs
January 24th 2012

9829 Comments


Cypress Hill? Well, this came out of left field.

guitarded_chuck
January 24th 2012

2905 Comments


"the apologetic accidental founder of brostep"

lol so true, only brostep i listen to is old rusko. this might be alright, prob not

bloc
January 24th 2012

34790 Comments


Fuck Korn, Cypress started the step niggaz

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FatherJack
January 24th 2012

11 Comments


"I can't imagine how Cypress Hill's output could be improved by Rusko, who is essentially just a twat. From Birmingham. Where all the other cockney thugs are from."

Fairly confident he's from Leeds as well, so congrats there.

guitarded_chuck
January 24th 2012

2905 Comments


yeh he's got a music performance degree or somethin

Jash
January 24th 2012

4244 Comments


last year DJ Muggs put out this promo video about him falling in love with dubstep and making a dubstep record which
was supposedly going to see the light of day last year but never did. Rusko can be amazing but he can also make some
lackluster choices so i'm hoping these turn out alright, im also hoping that this DJ Muggs album makes its way out
eventually because i think he could make some great bass music

bloc
January 24th 2012

34790 Comments


Maaaaaan everyone's falling in love with dubstep these days

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
January 24th 2012

7091 Comments


That Rusko track is pretty fun IMO, but he's so far past his peak it's ridiculous. I keep hearing about him and people act like he should still be a big deal despite the fact that everyone is disappointed with everything he's put out for years.

I'll check out his album when it drops but I'm not expecting anything great.

Same goes for the Cypress collab, track was decent and it will undoubtedly be better than Korn's effort, but it won't be good.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 25th 2012

31097 Comments


SPIN is streaming the full version of 'Roll It, Light It'. Link's in the news article. It's okay; not terrible, but just really boring

Satellite
January 25th 2012

20728 Comments


i really like what i've heard from rusko. had no idea he was the founder of bro-step/what bro-step is.

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 25th 2012

31097 Comments


It was an inadvertent thing. He became popular, started touring the US in '07 and introduced you yanks to the wubs, who then, as they've done numerous times in the past, have since done all they can to fuck up the genre

Adash
January 25th 2012

1356 Comments


history of US in a nutshell

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2012

7091 Comments


Yeah i got the full version from that e-mail sign up bullshit. Not bad, not good.

And yeah, as someone from the US, it's fucking embarrassing what we've done to genres that were actually cool before we got a hold of them.

Adash
January 25th 2012

1356 Comments


Though I must say, you did have a hand in inventing the blues, even if it was just the hand beating the black man mercilessly with a whip until he jim crowed a tune or two.

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2012

7091 Comments


Very true. I was mostly speaking about the post-slavery US anyways though.

Adash
January 25th 2012

1356 Comments


In the holy name of detroit techno I absolve you

Satellite
January 25th 2012

20728 Comments


with a whip until he jim crowed a tune or two.

this is witty and poignant good job

Adash
January 25th 2012

1356 Comments


Divine inspiration if I say so myself

DeathsThread
January 25th 2012

214 Comments


this will probably be the rap equivalent of path of totality

twlichty
January 28th 2012

3407 Comments


From what the single sounded like i think this will be MUCH better than Path of Totality

MrxSelfxDestruct
February 3rd 2012

495 Comments


Rusko is playing in Toronto soon, debating on paying him a visit. Does anyone have any input?

bloc
February 3rd 2012

34790 Comments


Bring your sniper

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
February 3rd 2012

7091 Comments


Bring your percocet

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
February 3rd 2012

7091 Comments


But shit I would go. Don't like Rusko much these days but dubstep shows are always fun.

bloc
February 3rd 2012

34790 Comments


Yeah I would go too



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