From left to right: beautiful women, Q-Tip, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, beautiful women
VMA weekend is bringing together the music industry to NYC and Brooklyn, and that thankfully also yields some of the game's biggest artists to collab. We have just that in the upcoming music video for Busta Rhymes' "I Wanna Thank You" featuring Kanye West, Q-Tip, and Lil Wayne. There was no Lil Wayne on set because his America's Most Wanted Tour was in Albuquerque yesterday (of which we have some coverage via Gowhere: PHX later today!) but 'Ye & 'Tip joined 'Bust (does that work?) and there are some behind the scenes Instagram videos of what went down below (ahh, when Instagram videos become the norm...)
Honestly, it's kind of hilarious to watch some of these scenes being filmed out of context. 'Ye just standing still while Q-Tip raps (immediately below) was pretty good. Look out for the song and video, off Busta's upcoming album, E.L.E. 2, soon.
Busta Rhymes f/ T.I., Ne-Yo, Jeremih, French Montana & Vybz Kartel
Twerk It RMX
SUBMITTED BY Sgt. Tibs
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I think you have a feeling about the subject matter here. Busta enlists some friends for their take on the booty shaking anthem. Vybz Kartel gives a Jamaican touch to the track, while Ne-Yo and Jeremih provide the R&B (the song's highlight), and T.I. & French Montana with some new raps. Bombs by Flex for now.
Back in the day when "enforcing disciplinary action on ni**as" was meant in a physical sense, one could brutally and nimbly be shredded to pieces with just words in a cypher or battle if you were a rapping foe of Busta Rhymes or Ol' Dirty Bastard (may he Rest In Peace). This type of rap from back then was simple but heart felt. As the lyrics trickled off their tongues and out from their mouths, they'd hurt you or touch you in some type of way, hence you hear "Ooos", *laughs* and chants in the background. Here is some footage of the two friends and rappers in a cypher from 1994 supposedly. Despite Busta Rhymes' flow not being quite off the top of the dome, he murders this rap and ODB ensures the flawless victory. Hip hop in rare form.
Busta Rhymes is back and bringing some heat! Releasing his self explained track, titled "Twerk It' produced by Skateboard P (Pharrell Williams), is a definite banger for the summer in all venues. Check it out!
There's a lot to love about this new track off Prisoner Of Consciousness. Talib Kweli rips through two verses, kicking off the song with a stellar set of intelligent wordplay and a smooth flow to match. Busta's verse in between is equally poignant with his diction and flow, and last but not least, RZA puts down a grimy, yet soulful production, complete with subtle changes to add to the replay value of this one. An instant *Tibs Fav. and must-listen to get you fired up for Prisoner Of Consciousness due out May 7th.