Cypress Hill Featuring Rusko Video Exclusive
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For much of 2011 the internet had been awash with rumours that the hip-hop legends were due to team up with Rusko, one of the most exciting artists in modern dance music, but it wan’t until last month that the partnership was finally confirmed.
‘Roll It, Light It’ is the first single from the forthcoming 5 track EP, Cypress x Rusko, due to drop this April. Featuring the striking, signature sound of Cypress Hill alongside Rusko’s unmistakable beats, the track shows the full capabilities of two music pioneers combining forces to create yet another raw and unfiltered sound.
"I think dubstep is a natural progression of hip-hop,” says Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog. “Especially the way that we formulated it with Rusko, there’s definitely some roughness to it.”
“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,” adds B-Real.
The EP was recorded over a six-month period, with Rusko joining Cypress in the studio for part and sending tracks over email when his crazy touring schedule restricted him from being there in person.
“It excited me so much when I received the acappellas because sometimes I’d been away for a week and I’d finally get a Wi-Fi connection,” says Rusko. “The excitement would keep me awake all night feverishly working on the track.”