Cypress Hill and Dubstep DJ/Producer Rusko will release their collaborative EP, Cypress x Rusko, in April and are offering fans a free download of the first single.
"I think dubstep is a natural progression of hip-hop," says 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."
Download the first single "Roll It, Light It," for free at Spin.com.