Review: Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip's "The Abstract & The Dragon"
Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes' new 28-track mixtape The Abstract & The Dragon plays like a documentary that any serious hip-hop head would enjoy - with its numerous remixes and skits, it's a welcome throwback to the traditional mixtape format. That being said, the tape may fall short for younger rap fans and/or advocates of the new school who prefer the turnt up trap approach to dusty New York classicism. This is an acquired taste, and although many of us were expecting something more original, this nostalgia trip is dope nonetheless.
Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes Announce "The Abstract & The Dragon" Mixtape [Update: Official Cover Art Revealed]
After taking the stage during the Yeezus tour stop at Brooklyn's Barclays Center last night, Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes have officially announced a new collaborative mixtape titled "The Abstract & The Dragon", which may or may not include their new record "Thank You". Busta made the all-caps announcement via Twitter this afternoon. "BREAKING NEWS! IT'S OFFICIAL! 1ST TIME EVER! BRAND NEW @BustaRhymes & @QtipTheAbstract MIXTAPE! THE ABSTRACT & THE DRAGON DROPPIN 12.12.13."
Most Creative Busta Rhymes Music Videos
From time, Busta Rhymes has been one of the most energetic performers in Hip-Hop. Anytime you hear of a live performance from Busta Rhymes and Spliff Star, you jump at the opportunity to see one hell of a show. The energy and creativity also translated well when making music videos. With a new album on the way, we hope to see more of his wacky ideas come to life in his visuals. Here's a list of some of the most creative music videos he's done so far. Let us know which video is your favorite!
Pharrell Married His Model Girlfriend & Terry Richardson Was Photographer
Pharrell always does everything in style, so it's no surprise that he hired a known photographer for his wedding. This past weekend the cross-genre hit-making producer married longtime girlfriend, Helen Lasichanh. They exchanged vows in Miami, and following the ceremony invited friends onto a yacht for their reception. Lasichanh is a model, and has a four year old son with Pharrell. The wedding's photographer was none other than noted fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Busta Rhymes and Usher were also in attendance.
Kid Cudi Says Rock The Bells "Fell Off" Because Rap Shows "Aren't Exciting"
A few days ago, it was announced that the iconic Rock The Bells festival would not fulfill its New York and DC dates due to low ticket sales. After the initial shock, many were left wondering why the once successful festival had failed to pull in an audience this year.
Busta Rhymes' New Album Will Feature Eminem, Lil Wayne & Kanye West
Busta Rhymes recently revealed his long-awaited Cash money debut would be a sequel to his 1998 classic, Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front. We've already heard his take on the twerk trend with Nicki Minaj, but according to Busta, he's got plenty of other big features up his sleeve.
BTS: Busta Rhymes' Video Shoot For "I Wanna Thank You" With Kanye West & Q-Tip
With the MTV VMAs happening this weekend, many artists are in New York, making for a good opportunity to connect with fellow artists. Busta Rhymes linked up with Kanye and Q-Tip this afternoon to shoot a visual for "I Wanna Thank You" which lives on Busta's upcoming album E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) 2.
Busta Rhymes Reveals Features For "Twerk It" Remix
Following the recent release of his music video for "Twerk It", Busta Rhymes announced earlier today the features for the upcoming remix.
Busta Rhymes Reveals New Album Title
Busta Rhymes has been talking about his long-awaited Cash Money album for some time. Earlier this year, he described the effort as a boom-bap album, but later dropped the of-the-moment track "Twerk It" as the first single, so it's hard to know what to expect from the album at this point.
Tony Touch Enlists Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Method Man & More For Upcoming Album
DJ Tony Touch has already come through with a few singles off his upcoming album, The Piece Maker 3: Return of the 50 MCs and he continues to give fans a taste of what to expect on it, with the tracklist. Tony Touch calls upon many different emcees for his 25-song tracklist, including The LOX, Busta Rhymes, Too Short, Eminem (on a track called "Untitled"), Redman, Method Man, Prodigy, Action Bronson, Twista, M.O.P. and Papoose. Check out the tracklist below, and the cover art above. The album is dropping on July 9th.
Recording Studio Sues Busta Rhymes For $70,300 Over Unpaid Bill
It's a well-known fact that rappers love to be in the studio all day, every day, especially at weird times of the day. This can also be a costly venture, if you have to pay for studio time. Busta Rhymes is finding out just how costly it can get, in a new lawsuit from Paramount Recording Studios. Apparently Bussa Bus hasn't paid his bills, and owes the studio a massive amount of money. They're suing the rapper for $70,300.
Busta Rhymes Talks Nicki Minaj & Drake Collaborations
Busta Rhymes may have signed with Cash Money in 2011, but he's yet to officially work with two of the labels biggest stars, Nicki Minaj and Drake.
Busta Rhymes Reportedly Flips Out At Burger Restaurant Employees
Busta Rhymes apparently has quite the temper when he doesn't get his food served just right, or fast enough. It's possible alcohol fueled his temper, as the rapper reportedly flipped out at the late-night burger joint, Cheeseburger Baby, in South Beach Miami early this morning.
Busta Rhymes Says New Project Will Be A Boom Bap Album & It's His Best Yet
Besides slaying a couple of features in the last few years, most notably his guest verse on "Look At Me Now", Busta has been relatively quiet in terms of solo material.
B.o.B. Talks Busta Rhymes Influence & Uncertainty In The Music Industry
While sitting alongside Snoop Lion and Busta Rhymes, B.o.B. talked with HipHopDX about how Busta, in particular, has influenced his career. Bobby Ray said of the Brooklyn born rapper, "I
Busta Rhymes & Mystikal Sign To Cash Money
It may seem unexpected, but Busta Rhymes officially signed to Cash Money yesterday (Wesdnesday). Another new signee to Cash Money, Mystikal, was released from prison recently, and has been working with Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh on his next album. Busta Rhymes will most likely be joing Lil Wayne and family on the Young Money roster. Rick Ross congratulated Busa Busss via Twitter today, and Busta himself also gave a #Salute to YMCMB. Busta Rhymes has also announced that he will release his next album exclusively with Google Music.