Cypress Hill Meets Rusko – ‘Cypress X Rusko’

Proof that Cypress Hill are still on top of their game

It takes precisely six seconds for this unlikely meeting of minds (Cypress Hill are Los Angeles rap veterans of 20-plus years’ standing; Rusko is a dubstep producer from Leeds) to produce a mention of “high grade”, and the listener instinctively fears stoned nonsense. But this five-track mini is actually rather jolly – B Real was always an excellent MC if he wasn’t stoned, and he audibly takes to Rusko’s Chase & Status-esque bombastic numbskull electro, most notably on the tongue-twisty old skool of ‘Medicated’. “[i]Been in the game too long[/i]”, they note on the gun-happy ‘Shots Go Off’ – well, maybe, just maybe, that’s not true yet.

[i]Pete Cashmore[/i]

Details

Director: Rusko
Record label: V2
Release date: 16 Jul, 2012