Marc Anthony Guests on Cypress Hill Album

It’s not often you hear Cypress Hill and Marc Anthony mentioned in the same sentence, but the hip-hop/rock group and Latin crooner are about to turn heads with their new collaboration.

Producer Jim Jonsin tells that Jennifer Lopez’s husband is featured on “Armada Latina,” a song off Cypress Hill’s forthcoming album Rise Up. “I got Marc Anthony on the hook,” he reveals. Pitbull, whose hit single “Hotel Room Service” was produced by Jonsin, rounds out the trifecta.

In addition, Jonsin produced a few other tracks on the West Coast veterans’ first studio effort in six years, which marks a departure for both parties. “The sessions with Cypress Hill were a good example of harder music and more meaningful music,” he says. “I’m excited about this project.”

Rise Up‘s first single is the title track featuring Rage Against the Machine/ Street Sweeper Social Club’s Tom Morello, who also appears on a second cut “Shut ’Em Down.” The album is due April 6 on Priority Records.

–Reporting by Arianna Davis