Busta Rhymes Says He’s Working With Pharrell, Timbaland, & Swizz Beatz On New Album

Busta Rhymes is working with a star-studded group of producers for his new album.

BYCole Blake
Busta Rhymes Says He’s Working With Pharrell, Timbaland, & Swizz Beatz On New Album

Swizz Beatz revealed that Busta Rhymes' upcoming album is executive produced by himself, Timbaland, and Pharrell. The legendary producer shared the news during a video posted on Instagram, earlier this week. Busta popped up in the comments section to confirm the details.

“This is a Busta Rhymes appreciation post,” Swizz Beatz said while filming himself on a boat. “My brother’s been doing this so long, from Leaders of the New School … to headlining every major festival, tour, show. Leaders was the ’80s and Busta’s been kicking ass since [then]. It’s 2023. My bro got all new deals, all new music coming out. I just want to take the time to say I appreciate my brother Busta Rhymes for his longevity, his distinctive style, voice. I wish everybody a long career like Busta Rhymes. He’s the biggest deal.”

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Busta Rhymes With Swizz Beatz

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 02: (L-R) Swizz Beatz and Busta Rhymes attend the Recording Academy Honors presented by The Black Music Collective during the 65th GRAMMY Awards on February 02, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

He continued: “Him and Spliff Star don’t play no games on that stage doing older songs and new songs. He’s boxed with the best of ’em. He’s been on the charts with the best of ’em. And one week he was on the stage with Janet Jackson and Mary J. Blige — that’s just one week! Cheers to my brother Busta Rhymes for life. Wait until you hear this new music this man got. The album executive produced by Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and Pharrell. Wrap your face around what that’s gonna sound like.”

Busta Rhymes later appeared in the comments section to confirm the details regarding his new album. “I Guess it’s Time!!!! You let the cat out the bag huh King???!!!!! SWWWWWIIIZZZYYYY!!!” he wrote. “I love you and appreciate beyond description King!! Our years of friendship and being brothers cannot be described in words!!"

Swizz Beatz Praises Busta Rhymes

He continued: “Wait till they hear how we are going to SHIFT THE CULTURE with this album Executive Produced my you @timbaland @pharrell & myself King!! It’s been an incredible process doing this every step of the way with you Kings and we ain’t Stoppin’ NO TIME SOON!!” The new project will serve as Busta's 11th studio album and his first since 2020’s Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God.


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