In the two years since Busta Rhymes joined Cash Money, it was easy to forget that Busta Rhymes had joined Cash Money in the first place, as he never released any actual music with Cash Money. Now, he’s out.
Busta Rhymes gave his MC name a new meaning upon first hearing Eminem.
The first thing you should think of when you hear Eminem and Busta Rhymes’ new track, “Calm Down,” is House of Pain; or perhaps “Harlem Shuffle”; the song is built on the original’s horn intro used prominently in House of Pain’s “Jump Around,” and before the end, the guys are yelling “Jump Around” in honor of the ’90s hip-hop group.
Eminem’s last album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, was both lauded and critiqued for the rapper’s penchant for going hard on the rhymes and lean on the hooks, featuring the Detroit native performing lightning-quick, sometimes mind-boggling raps that proved his ability as one of the best in the game.
Busta Rhymes is hopping on all the biggest platforms he can find to announce his comeback. Last night (June 26) he performed with Dave Chappelle at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, and later that night he tweeted that he’s got a new single dropping on July 1.
FiveThirtyEight, a polling site, has released its list of the 10 fastest rappers in the industry.
“Just look up Busta Rhymes Island on Google maps and follow your way there,” are Kevin O’Brien’s directions to his home in Shewsbury, Mass.
Beyoncé went all sexy for “Partition” off her self-titled “visual” album, but Azealia Banks and Busta Rhymes try to up the sexiness factor with their remix of Bey’s racy track.
The track will be found on Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s newly announced mixtape, The Abstract and the Dragon, which will hit the internet December 12.
The Grammy award-winning record producer tied the knot with his girlfriend model Helen Lasichanh this past Saturday in Miami.