Posts tagged "Busta Rhymes"

Chance The Rapper & Social Experiment Dropped ‘Surf’ Free On iTunes

The adventurous LP features Big Sean, J. Cole, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes and more.

By: Carl Williott / May 29, 2015

Will.i.am Is Unimpressed With Today’s Music: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Will.i.am attended this year’s American Music Awards, only to criticize the industry it was celebrating. “Everything around music right now is so 2000s, like 2003,” he said. Such wise words. [Page Six]

:: West coast Charli XCX fans, listen up! The London Queen will celebrate the release…

By: Christina Lee / December 1, 2014

‘Nas: Time Is Illmatic’ Trailer Features Pharrell, Alicia Keys And Busta Rhymes: Watch

“I was trying to make the perfect album,” Nas says of his 1994 debut Illmatic, in a just-released trailer for a documentary celebrating exactly that. Directed by One9, Nas: Time Is Illmatic details the creative process behind the Queensbridge, N.Y. rapper’s stunning debut, which received The Source’s perfect, five-mic rating and became one of the…

By: Christina Lee / August 30, 2014

Mariah Carey Graces The Cover Of Turkey’s First-Ever Gay Magazine ‘GayMag’: Morning Mix

:: The forever-elusive chanteuse Mariah Carey posed for the debut cover of Turkey’s first-ever gay magazine, GayMag. Mimi, you would. [Pink News]

:: Busta Rhymes guest-starred on a seriously bizarre commercial for the 2015 Toyota Sienna, otherwise known as the “Swagger Wagon.” Can we please all have a moment of silence for Busta?! [Oh No They

By: Rachel Sonis / August 5, 2014

Busta Rhymes & Eminem’s “Calm Down”: Listen To The House Of Pain-Sampling Collaboration

Busta Rhymes and Eminem have unleashed their joint track “Calm Down,” and if you’re easily offended, you might want to sit this one out. The song, which is built on a sample from the opening of House Of Pain’s ’90s staple “Jump Around,” finds Busta warning, “Bitches, I’m makin’ them skip with thou art, you…

By: Robbie Daw / June 30, 2014

Coachella 2014: Pharrell Brings Out Gwen Stefani, Busta Rhymes & Nelly: Watch

When Pharrell emerged as one half of the Neptunes in the mid-90s, they and producer Timbaland helped establish Virginia Beach as an unexpected Southern hip-hop capital as they revamped pop with spaced-out, stripped-down sound. They all boasted a singular vision but certainly didn’t act alone, as Pharrell proved through his star-studded Coachella set on April…

By: Christina Lee / April 13, 2014

Watch Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monae & More Perform At NBA All-Star Game

The NBA All-Star Game took place Sunday night (February 16) in New Orleans, and everyone scored like 500 points. So the real draw was all the A-list music guests performing during the weekend festivities. Kendrick Lamar was up first, continuing his current hot streak performing “m.A.A.d city”/”Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” as part of the Slam…

By: Carl Williott / February 17, 2014

Azealia Banks And Busta Rhymes’ “Partition” Remix Has Been Removed For Copyright Infringement

Azealia Banks can’t take a break. She’s had more Twitter beefs than hot dinners, is no closer to releasing her debut LP than Blue Ivy and now got a rap across the knuckles from Beyonce’s legal team for unofficially remixing “Partition”. As with everything in the struggle femcee’s life — this is messy.

By: Mike Wass / January 13, 2014

Busta Rhymes Teams Up With Azealia Banks For Unofficial Remix Of Beyonce’s “Partition”: Listen

Busta Rhymes finally followed through on his promise (threat?) to remix Beyonce’s semi-pornographic album highlight “Partition” this afternoon (January 9). The involvement of Twitter beef enthusiast Azealia Banks was a surprise, however, and the unofficial overhaul somehow ended up on her SoundCloud.

“Partition” is such a sexy song — with such quotable lyric…

By: Mike Wass / January 9, 2014

Busta Rhymes Will Release A Remix Of Beyonce’s “Partition” Tomorrow

Beyonce’s new album is jam-packed with slinky bedroom anthems but the borderline-pornographic “Partition” has really captured the imagination with its lusty tale of pre-club car sex. As such, it was almost inevitable a canny MC would add a verse to the jam and today (January 7) Busta Rhymes stepped to the front of the line.

By: Mike Wass / January 7, 2014

Azealia Banks Delays ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ Release Again

Azealia Banks has confirmed that her debut album has been delayed by a few more months. Recently scheduled for a release in January, after initially being set for a fall 2012 release, Broke With Expensive Taste will debut in March. Why? Among other reasons, “the label changed their mind,” she says.

In the…

By: Christina Lee / January 3, 2014

Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Q-Tip Play Hype Men In Busta Rhymes’ “Thank You” Video: Watch

Busta Rhymes“Thank You” video initially appears to be a Brady Bunch affair. Directed by Director X (of Drake’s “Worst Behavior”), the split-screen effort begins by introducing the two hip-hop labels being represented: Lil Wayne’s Young Money (Busta) and Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music (Q-Tip, of legendary rap trio A Tribe Called Quest).

Instead,…

By: Christina Lee / November 25, 2013

Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Q-Tip Join Busta Rhymes For “Thank You”: Hear The YMCMB-G.O.O.D. Collab

Living rap gods Kanye West and Lil Wayne join the legendary Q-Tip and his old pal Busta Rhymes on Busta’s YMCMB-G.O.O.D. Music detente piece “Thank You.” The soulful “#TwerkIt” follow-up, off E.L.E. 2, finds Bussa Bus and Tip trading quick and dirty verses like they were transported right back to The Low End Theory, and Alicia Myers’…

By: Carl Williott / November 7, 2013

Pharrell Marries Helen Lasichanh, Ceremony Features Concert By Usher & Busta Rhymes

Pharrell married model Helen Lasichanh on October 12 in Miami. The longtime couple has been engaged since late 2012, with hopes at the time to be married last spring.

Celebrity photographer Terry Richardson snapped wedding shots aboard a yacht, before the two married at Coconut Grove, Fla.’s National Tropical Botanical Gardens. As if…

By: Christina Lee / October 13, 2013

Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip Link Up For G.O.O.D. Music/YMCMB Collab

There have been Internet rumblings about Busta Rhymes’ massive G.O.O.D. Music-Young Money/Cash Money collaboration “I Wanna Thank You,” off his forthcoming album, and it sounds like we’ll be experiencing it pretty soon. Busta joined G.O.O.D. artists Kanye West and Q-Tip (and possibly fellow YMCMB rapper Lil Wayne) to record a video for their collab while they were all i…

By: Carl Williott / August 27, 2013

Jay Sean’s ‘Neon’: Album Review

Jay Sean begins Neon feeling uncertain: “Am I chasing the wind? I’ll know at the finish line,” he sings in its airy title track, as if trying to reassure himself. Acoustic strums urge him to proceed, but even when cavernous drums hit and he claims that his risk paid off — “And everything’…

By: Christina Lee / July 30, 2013

Whatcha Say: Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, and Lana Del Rey Had Our Readers Talking

Following the release of the former Disney pop princess’ Stars Dance, we asked our readers which Selena Gomez album they most preferred. Check back on Monday to see which album reigned supreme — those who leave a comment are entered to win a signed copy of Stars Dance.

While we’re still waiting to hear music from the ARTPOP

By: Adam Pyarali / July 26, 2013

Nicki Minaj Twerks It Out In Busta Rhymes’ “#TwerkIt” Music Video

It’d be hard to find a video released this year in which Nicki Minaj wasn’t twerking. Alas, the hip hop mogul is back at it in the music video for Busta Rhymes aptly-titled “#TwerkIt” from Busta’s upcoming E.L.E. 2

In the voluptuous clip, helmed by Director X, Busta takes it to the club with some…

By: Adam Pyarali / July 25, 2013

Nicki Minaj Takes You Behind-The-Scenes Of “#Twerkit”: Watch

Nicki Minaj, booty-clapper and occasional rapper, was recently called on to add a verse to Busta Rhymes’ poetic new single “#Twerkit”. It wasn’t particularly good  (not that the song was great to start with) but at least she has an excuse. In behind-the-scenes footage, the scheduled BET performer reveals that she only had one day to record her vocal…

By: Mike Wass / June 19, 2013

Nicki Minaj Twerks For Busta Rhymes On Terrible New Remix

Nicki Minaj took twerkin’ to lofty new heights at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, so it’s only fitting that Busta Rhymes call on the skilled booty-clapper for the remix of his new dancehall anthem “Twerk It”. Sadly, it’s not a match made in Caribbean heaven.

The reggae-infused single was a bitter pill to…

By: Mike Wass / June 7, 2013
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