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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Don't Call It A Comeback: Cypress Hill x Rusko

Posted by on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 11:05 AM

I was slightly excited, in a secret "shhh! guilty pleasure" way to hear about a new Cypress Hill album coming out next month. I used to "shhh!" secretly love their pothead anthems in the late '90s.

But then I listened to it. Granted, it's a collaboration between Cypress and Rusko and it features tattoo model/drummer Travis Barker—but I still thought Cypress would go harder.

From the press release:

As you'd expect from chameleonic musicians, each song on the album showcases a different musical side to the collaborators. "Lez Go" marries the ominous with the atmospheric, as Cypress' menacing vocals somehow sound angelic over Rusko's harmonious, arpeggiated synths...

...Slightly different? Maybe a little. But anyone familiar with the pedigree of the album's creators should expect nothing less than a sound that operates entirely outside the box.

Listen to "Lez Go" after the cut. Total Crap Rating: 8.5

 

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blip 1
I suppose it's a wise move to get out in front of the 90s revival before it goes full-tilt but this seems like the least essential comeback(s) of all time. Also, I though Travis Barker died in a plane crash or something.
Posted by blip on May 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM · Report this
lukeiscool 2
Didn't they pull this same trick with 'Rock Superstar' trying to ride the rap-rock train? I wouldn't be suprised if this track gets hot for a bit because of Rusko, but B-Real shouldn't be looking tike the hype-man if he wants to be taken seriously.
Posted by lukeiscool on May 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM · Report this

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