Busta Rhymes recruits Future and Trey Songz for his latest single ‘Shake It’ produced by Lee On The Beats.
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Chris Lighty was one of Hip-Hop’s most successful executives, helping/managing the careers of numerous artists such as 50 Cent, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, Mýa, Diggy Simmons, Cormega, Ja Rule, Mobb Deep, LL Cool J, Nas, and more. Violator Management founder Chris Lighty has passed away in his Bronx Apartment, according to numerous confirmed reports. The cause of death appears to be suicide. A gun was recovered next to his body. His last tweets from 2 days ago are troubling: He retweeted the following: ‘Life is about perspective. It’s not what you see, but how you see it. What you see is what you get.’
“Everybody’s entitled to their opinion,” NY native Busta said Wednesday on Hot 97 personality Angie Martinez’s afternoon show to promote his new free LP Year of the Dragon. In fact, Busa Bus has similar feelings toward El Paso, Texas, after he and his entourage were arrested after performing there several years back. “It don’t mean I don’t like the people there, it don’t mean I don’t like my support, my love, but I don’t like El Paso,” the Dungeon Dragon stated, making his point very clear. “My experience in El Paso makes me not like it. I haven’t done another show there since.” As far as his buddy Weezy, Busta understands why he’s down on the Big Apple. On Monday, MTV News asked Wayne how it felt to perform in New York on August 14 with Nicki Minaj.
“You know, flat out: I don’t like New York,” Weezy said before saying he had an “awesome” time on stage with Nicki. State Senator Malcolm A. Smith of Queens was “angry,” “taken aback” and “shocked” by Lil Wayne’s contempt for his beloved city, according to The New York Times, so much so that he organized a conference in Father Duffy Square, between West 46th and West 47th Streets, on Wednesday to demand an apology. “If you don’t like New York,” Smith said, according to the NY Times, “you don’t have to come to New York. You don’t have to sell your products here. And perhaps we won’t come to your concerts.”
The two mega mavericks of the fast spitting lyrical style, Busta Rhymes and Twista, have come together again on the track “Can You Keep Up”. As you can assume by the styles of both lyrical dynamos, the entire track is performed in a ‘mile-a-minute’ style, while a bit hard to understand… is still very impressive. Check the method below.
Since his Busta Rhymes merge into the YMCMB fold, he’s been putting out banger after banger. His newest collab with Reek Da Villain is on the ever growing “Birthday Cake” track from Rihanna. Considering how much of a stir the version with Chris Brown made, I’m not sure if this cut will be more refreshing to people’s ears, or if folks will stick to what’s already on the radio.
The decision that Busta Rhymes made to sign to YMCMB might have been a bit shocking to some. People seem to have thought it might impede his ability to make great music, or that his records may not have sold as well, or… (whatever else people were thinking. Personally I loved the decision). The remix of ‘Why Stop Now’ is a perfect example of Bussa Buss can do not just on YMCMB, but on any label he’ll ever be on. Between the success of the original, and the re-introduction of Missy Elliott on the remix, this song is destined to have tons of radio play.
I was searching the web for a Busta Rhymes track that I had heard while I was in New York over the holiday season, and came across a newly released video from Lil Twist featuring Bussa Buss titled “Turnt Up”. For those of you who don’t know, Busta recently signed to Cash Money records, which will probably mean some new collabs, and interesting musical moves. But who knows whats to come, as for now, check out the almost 18 year old Twist, and the almost 40 year old Busta Rhymes do ‘Turnt Up’.
Busta Rhymes – N*ggas In Paris (Unofficial Remix)
I’m a firm believer in the truth that some beats are just made for certain rappers. Jay-Z and Kanye West destroyed the beat for their newest single “N*ggas In Paris”, and no one can say their approach to the song was anything less than stellar. However, it never occurred to me what a monster like Busta Rhymes could sound like over a beat that seems to have been designed for his flow. Click the pic above to take a listen.
Tyga ft. Drake – Still Got It
Being label-mates, it only makes sense that Tyga and Drizzy-Drake would come together for a single eventually. But I was thoroughly surprised by the quality of the record they were able to produce. I can’t wait to hear ‘Still Got It’ playing over the airwaves soon. Click the pic above to take a gander.
50 Cent ft. The Cataracs – The Enforcer
Unexpected collaborations are nothing new to Fif, especially after tracks with Justin Timberlake, and Michael Jackson. But his newest step outside of the box is with The Cataracs for the “Real Steel” movie soundtrack. A nicely paced, memorable electro beat wouldn’t be the first thing you’d expect to hear 50 Cent on, but it works quite well. Click the pic above to listen.
There are quite a few discussions per week between my friends and I that concern hilarious things that rappers, actors and sports stars do or say, but last night I was crying with laughter. One of my favorite new songs on the web by T-Pain, Akon, and Busta Rhymes happened to cause a stir with one of my homeboys. (Duckworth of Tokyo 24). He was a bit puzzled by the fact that someone could actually enjoy a song titled “Jungle Booty”, however, after the first minute of listening to the track, he was quite understanding. Despite the odd title, the song has a solid club-aimed beat, and 3 of the best musicians in the hip hop game to date on it… so how could it not be good? Click the pic to take a listen.
In a very short period of time, Sasha has become one of the hottest Urban models in the modeling industry.
She has the look, talent & measurements (32B-25-42). Because of this sexy combination, Sasha has been featured in some of the top urban mens & hip hop magazines, starred as the principal girl in some of the hottest music videos as well hosted several major conventions & events on the East Coast. Sasha was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, but raised in Maryland. The multi-talented model graduated from Crossland High in Maryland, continued her education by attending Strayer University to study Business Management, then went on to study Fashion Design in Chicago. In the Fall of 2007, Sasha was featured in an incredibly sexy 10 page layout in the 2nd annual flavors issue of SMOOTHgirl Magazine, along with special full page pictures on the Contents & Publishers pages of that issue. Sasha was also selected #40 on the SMOOTHGirl 100 All-Time List featured in the Winter 2007 Holiday Issue of SMOOTH Magazine. In the world of music videos, Ms. Shlton has been a featured girl in G-Unit “I Like The Way She Do It”, Jay-Z’s All-Star “Roc Boys” music video, as a principal girl in International Reggae star Shaggy’s “Bonafide Girl” music video featuring Rik Roc as well other music videos.
There seems to be a swarm of established rappers trying to create their own record labels now a days, and Busta Rhymes is no exception. One of the artists he’s been working with J-Doe recently dropped a video for his single “Coke, Dope, Crack, Smack” (which surprisingly enough is NOT about drugs.) The song features a verse from Busta that rivals his mind blowing flow on “Look At Me Now”, and the video has a small but funny cameo from T-Pain. Check the method below.
I tend to make predictions about songs and their future popularity. (Some wrong some right) But I’ve predicted that ‘Look At Me Now’, ’6 Foot 7′, and ‘Back Seat Driver’ would blow up when most of my colleagues said they’d be duds. And I’m willing to bet that the new track ‘Killin Em’ from Bussa Bus, and LL Cool J will blow up. Now I may be correct, I may be wrong, but take a listen to the track by clicking the pic, and let me know what you think.
I’m an avid ‘Tosh.0′ fan, and I love some of the segments he posts up like “Asians doing Christopher Walkin impressions” or the subsequent “White girls doing Bill Cosby impressions”, but recently I’ve seen a rash of “White girls doing covers of Look At Me Now”. For whatever odd reason, girls all over the place have taken to trying to spit either the Busta Rhymes’ verse, or the entire song, but one girl in particular has nailed it. During a studio session I was prompted to look up a video of “Karmin” performing the track originally by Chris Brown, Busta Buss, and Lil Tunchi (Lil Wayne), and I was quite impressed, especially by the adaptation of the chorus. Check the method below.
During the Lil Wayne ‘I Am Still Music’ concert I attended on Easter, Weezy stopped the show and told the crowd to throw their hands up if they were raised in the hood, and I had to keep it real, be honest, and keep quiet… until my assistant started screaming, (at which point I had to break my silence tell her to shut up, because she wasn’t raised in the hood either). But regardless of my upbringing, I still thoroughly enjoy DJ Khaled’s song ‘Welcome To My Hood”, and hearing his fully loaded remix is dope, but the video is even doper, check the method below.
When it comes to classic hip hop videos, Busta Rhyme’s “Break Yo Neck” stands out as one of my all time favorites. From the spontaneous dancing red men, Busta humping a steam-roller cruising down the street, to the uber-random headbutt-battle in the middle of the video, “Break Yo Neck” was one of the greatest of its time. The video featuring appearances from Spliff Starr, Cee Lo Green, Diddy, Timbaland, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Dr. Dre and a small hand full of others, (unfortunately the d*cks over at SME won’t let me put the video on this page) so click the pic above to check out the 2001 video for “Break Yo Neck”.
I don’t specifically remember the first time I ever saw this video. I do however remember wondering if famous people really had cigars that were super huge. Since then, this video has become a classic in my book, for its insane visuals, the over-the-top fisheye lenses, and Bussa Buss doing his thing in the classic fashion that made him famous.
There are two collabs right now I’ve heard over the holiday season that have thoroughly impressed me, not just by the combination of artists, but by the quality of music that was produced. The first is the song “Syllables” featuring Eminem, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Cashis, and Dr. Dre (there are other versions with other artists, but this version is my favorite). And my second is “Look At Me Now” brought to you by Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, and Lil Wayne. Unlike “Syllables” the latter of these two is destined to be a huge club hit. “Syllables” however is almost the opposite, with Eminem opening the track talking about the state of music declining because of the content of club song’s emphasis on beats, catchy hooks, and un-memorable verses. But “Look At Me Now” may not have been exactly what he was talking about, because although the hook is a bit dumbed down, Busta Rhymes comes to the table with a furious barrage of lines the likes of which I haven’t seen since “Break Your Neck”. And Lil Wayne proves ones again he can say anything (literally anything) and make it ridiculously hot. So see above for “Syllables” and below for “Look At Me Now”.
This one, just like my first throwback video (Missy Elliot – Get Your Freak On) isn’t that dated. It’s only about 8 years old, debuting in 2002, but just like ‘Get Your Freak On’, this song has some sentimental value. (I even slipped a short sample of the song into ‘Cocktails & Condoms’). ‘I Know What You Want’ from Busta Rhymes ft. Mariah Carey & The Flipmode Squad is my all time favorite song, and I’m pretty sure I’ve almost made some babies to this track. So when it came on just a minute ago while my iTunes was on shuffle, and I had to go and watch the video.
T-Pain has done it again. ‘Teddy Pender-ass’ and ‘Bussa Bus’ have collaborated to create the club relaxer “Dance With Me”. Most will say its reminiscent of “Chopped & Screwed” or “Can’t Believe It”, but to me personally the beat from the snippet reminds me of a Tokyo 24 track for the ladies. Click the pic to download.
The T.I. verse from the remix leaked a few days ago, but Busta Rhymes has recruied an all-star lineup for the hit single “Stop The Party” boasting appearances from Cam, Ghost and DMX. Click the pic to take a listen.
As many may know, I do go by the nickanme Tony Stark, or Young Stark, but this collab has nothing to do with me. Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz have come together to create the track “Ironman”. Above is a video preview of the track featuring some clips from the up and coming movie Ironman 2. It hassn’t be stated yet weather the song will make the soundtrack, but listen for yourself. It sounds like it’ll be as popular as the movie.