Cypress Hill Go ‘Dubstep’ on New EP

2012-01-24

Story by Cat Badra

Cypress Hill to release ‘Cypress X Rusko’ in April

It’s time to get a bit “Insane in the Brian!” You guessed it: Hip-hop rockers Cypress Hill are back, and they’re set to issue a new “dubstep” five-song EP in April. The album, titled “Cypress X Rusko,” has no official release date yet, but the guys promise to announce one in the coming weeks. Cypress Hill revolutionized hip-hop in several regards when they broke out in the early ‘90s, and they’ve kept a loyal fanbase through the years, making this is a highly anticipated album in both the hip-hop and rock communities.

The longtime Los Angeles rap trio — who dropped their eighth studio album, “Rise Up,” in April of 2010 — have teamed with dubstep DJ Rusko for the EP. Rusko is known for his remixes with big names such as Kid Cudi, Gucci Mane and Kid Sister, and he injects energy and attitude into any project. Rusko’s last release was 2010’s “O.M.G.”

When asked about the work that went into the EP, rapper B-Real said, in a release, “This is one of those styles that we felt doing with Rusko would be a great match. We’ve always been the type of group to take chances on doing something radically different than what people expect from us.”

He added that the EP keeps in line with Cypress Hill’s institution of experimenting and trying new things: “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.”

 




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