Cypress x Rusko EP
Label: V2/Cooperative Music
This 16-minute meeting between self-described stoned raiders Cypress Hill and "brostep" inventor Rusko is harmless and fun. Sen Dog and B-Real switch to party rap mode on these five tracks, and promote their well-chronicled love of kush. So it's left up to Rusko to make the songs special, and he delivers nicely on "Lez Go," which has an 8-bit flurry that drops into bulbous, pounding beats; and "Medicated," which employs nodding mid-tempo synth-funk over B-Real chanting "We stay medicated-cated-cated/ Smoke until we're faded-faded-faded."