July 15, 2012
Cypress Hill Meets Rusko - 'Cypress X Rusko'
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6 / 10 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.
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