Classic Rotation: A Tribe Called Quest's "The Low End Theory"
One of the many beauties of hip hop is that it's constantly in conversation with other genres, whether due to sampling, collaboration, or just inspiration. Formed on a bedrock of R&B, funk, and disco samples, it quickly became more omnivorous, and many of its watershed moments have come when combined with other styles in new, unheard-of ways. Take Rick Rubin and Terminator X's mining of hard rock records in the '80s, Dr.
Waka Flocka Shares Two New Mixtape Tracklists, Both Dropping This Month
There hasn't been a Waka project thus far into 2016. In January, just over a month after his Flockaveli 1.5 mixtape, Waka announced that he and Southside (who raps as Young Sizzle) would be dropping a tape later that month. Though he and Sizzle soon dropped two collabs, their joint tape still hasn't surfaced.
Busta Rhymes Reportedly Being Sued By Former Chauffeur
It appears Busta Rhymes is being sued by his former chauffeur, David Jones, for reportedly not paying the former employee his salary. According to a report by The New York Daily News, Jones filed a lawsuit against Busta Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor Smith, on Tuesday and is seeking $236,064 in damages plus legal fees.
Classic Rotation: Busta Rhymes' "The Coming"
Like many others who grew up long after the Native Tongues era of NY rap, my first exposure to a young Busta Rhymes came on A Tribe Called Quest’s bombastic single “Scenario.” The Low End Theory closing track featured Rhymes’ group Leaders Of The New School (who along with Tribe, De La Soul, Black Sheep, and Jungle Brothers formed the NT collective) in a cypher-esque sequence of oneupmanship that concluded with one of the greatest verses ever laid to wax.
Lover’s Rap: Rap Songs To Bump On Valentine's Day
Hip hop might not be the most romantic of musical genres, but occasionally an MC will step up to the mic to deliver a poetic love song. Certain rappers find their niche in that style of R&B/rap crossover, while others just dabble in it one-off style for all the romantic cats out there.
Busta Rhymes Announces "The Return Of The Dragon: The Abstract Went On Vacation" Tracklist
Busta Rhymes is dropping his mixtape The Return of the Dragon: The Abstract Went On Vacation on Christmas. He celebrated Festivus by sharing the mixtape's tracklist with fans via Instagram, and gahdamn this shit is stacked.
Busta Rhymes Announces "The Abstract Went On Vacation" Mixtape
Busta Rhymes already put on a festive concert with some OGs in the game (Diddy, Mary J. Blige, A Tribe Called Quest, Mariah Carey, Method Man, Raekwon and more made an appearance), however he's bringing us more than just a festive concert for the holidays.
Lil Wayne, Fetty Wap, Rick Ross, Mariah Carey Guest At Busta Rhymes' "Hot For The Holidays" Concert
When organizing their Hot For The Holidays event this year, HOT 97 decided to put Busta Rhymes in charge of bringing the talent through, and after the celebration last night, they couldn't have made a better choice.
Busta Rhymes Is "Without Question" Releasing An Album In 2016
Aside from his fire verse on Jay Rock's "Fly on the Wall" and throwing a protein shake at a gym employee, it's been a fairly quiet year for ol' Busta. 2016, it seems will be different. In a new interview with XXL, he said he plans to release a new album next year “without question.”
Video From Busta Rhymes' Gym Altercation Has Surfaced
Earlier this Summer, Busta Rhymes was arrested in New York after he was said to have been involved in an altercation with an employee. It was reported that the rapper actually threw a protein shake at the worker, which was a pretty insane picture to paint in your head -- but you'll no longer need to use your imagination when thinking about the incident, as security footage has now made its way online.
13 Must-See Scary Movies For Halloween
All year round, hip hop is the center of our universe. Yet, some times of year can be so enthralling that we can be swept off of our feet by the seasonal fan fair, put down the headphones for just a moment and trade in our bangers for some indulgent celebration. That’s why, now that Halloween is upon us, it’s hard not to dive into the pantheon of pulse-pounding motion pictures that stimulate the scares this time of year.
Busta Rhymes Announces Holiday Concert With Lil Wayne, Diddy & More
Busta Rhymes is teaming up with HOT 97 for a big event in NYC, which he formally announced during a morning visit to the radio station. He actually leaked the news of the show last night during an appearance at the Revolt TV Music Conference, however he provided all the important details this morning.
Jay Z Beat Busta Rhymes In A Cafeteria Rap Battle In High School
Brooklyn's George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School produced three of the most decorated rappers of all time: Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, and Busta Rhymes. They all attended around the same time -- Busta and Biggie were born a day apart and Jay was two and half years older.
#TBT: Swizz Beatz-Produced Bangers
When you think of club-ready hip hop music that was bumpin' from 2000-2010, Swizz Beatz is one of the elite names that should come to mind. The Bronx producer-DJ-rapper-fashionista-artist can virtually do anything under the sun, but he was at his most potent through the aforementioned years when he was producing rap bangers for the likes of Jay Z, T.I., DMX, and many more.
Jay Rock's "90059" To Feature A New Black Hippy Posse Cut
Jay Rock held a listening session for his upcoming album, 90059, out in L.A. over the weekend. The listening session proved to be a fruitful source of information regarding the new album, with bits and pieces about the features, sound and more making their way online.
Busta Rhymes Is Under Investigation For Allegedly Threatening To Slap A Fan
Busta Rhymes was recently arrested in New York, after getting into a kerfuffle at the gym. Busta allegedly threw a bottle of Protein Shake at a fellow gym goer, and was arrested for second degree assault.
Busta Rhymes Arrested Following Gym Fight In NYC
Busta Rhymes was reportedly arrested for second degree assault Wednesday night following an altercation with a fellow gym goer. According to TMZ, the 43-year old rapper was arrested at the Steel Gym in Chelsea, NYC. A source says that Busta got into a fight with a fellow gym member and ended up throwing a bottle of Lean Body Protein drink at him.
Eminem Reveals Tracklist For "Southpaw" Soundtrack
That Eminem is executive producing the soundtrack for upcoming boxing film "Southpaw" came as a pleasant surprise. His lead single "Phenomenal" went hard. Shady Records tweeted out the soundtrack tracklist early Friday morning a couple weeks after tweeting out the album cover. Gahdam, its stacked.
Meet J-Doe: Conglomerate Records' Next-Up
You probably know O.T. Genasis as the new face of Busta Rhyme's Conglomerate Records. Busta's first signee, though, is another L.A. guy, J-Doe, who's had years of industry experience under his belt. You might remember his 2011 hit, "Coke, Dope, Crack, Smack," or more likely, the remix and video, which featured T-Pain and David Banner. Though the titles of both of the Conglomerate signee's biggest hits are similar, J-Doe is a whole different kind of rapper.
Review: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's "SURF"
After a long wait, SURF is finally here. The debut LP from The Social Experiment (aka SOX) is billed as Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment despite the fact that the band’s biggest star is obviously Chance The Rapper. The album features, although they aren’t listed on the iTunes version of the free album, the likes of J. Cole, Big Sean, B.o.B, Busta Rhymes, and tons more, making SURF one of the year’s most star-studded affairs.