Pharrell, Alicia Keys and Busta Rhymes all appear in the Time Is Illmatic trailer to help speak for Illmatic‘s influence. “It’s one of the best albums of all time,” Keys says. More »
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:: 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 Didn’t]
:: In light of Tony Bennett’s 88th glorious year on Earth, collaborator and pal Lady Gaga gave the jazz legend a birthday present that truly goes above and beyond expectations. [MTV]
:: Things got a little too real at Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “On The Run” show at Pasedena’s Rose Bowl Stadium on Saturday night as a 25-year-old man bit off another guy’s finger during a brawl, causing “serious injury.” Yes, this actually happened. [Stereogum]
:: In response to recent comments about his weight, One Direction’s Liam Payne addresses his body image with a sense of humor and, of course, a good dosage of sass. [MTV]
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Eminem comes in halfway through and rants about Clive Davis coming out as bi in his memoir, then later makes reference to the music mogul driving “straight to the Gay Pride parade.” Oh, and of course he tosses in an f-bomb (not “fuck” — the other one) later in the song: “You ain’t the real Slim Shady / sit your ass down, faggot!”
Equally as charming is this line from Em: “Hey, Mrs. Lincoln, other than your husband’s brains that were leakin’, how’d you think that play was this weekend?” More »
Before he closed with the ever-ubiquitous “Happy,” Pharrell kicked off his set with breakout solo hit “Frontin’” before guests popped up to perform their Neptunes-produced and -featured hits: Nelly for “Hot In Herre,” Snoop Dogg for “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” Busta Rhymes and Puff Daddy on “Pass the Courvoisier Pt. 2” and the biggest surprise of all, Gwen Stefani — who Pharrell simply addressed as “Queen” — for “Hollaback Girl.” (Watch his full set after the jump.) More »
On Sunday, Pharrell played the tip-off, doing a marathon medley of basically every hit song he’s ever sung or rapped on (which is why it was 20-minute affair…well, that and the player intros). And he brought in some help from friends: Nelly for “Hot in Herre” (!), Busta Rhymes and Diddy for a “Pass the Courvoisier Part II” update (!!), other half of The Neptunes, Chad Hugo, for “Rock Star” and Snoop Dogg for “Beautiful.” This was in addition to parts of “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It to Me),” “Blurred Lines,” “Get Lucky” and “Happy.” And, truly, nothing will ever beat Bus shaking it to the Despicable Me 2 song.
Then, after Gary Clark Jr. busted out “Bright Lights” for the halftime show, Janelle Monae joined him with Earth, Wind And Fire, Trombone Shorty and Doctor John for “Electric Lady” and “Shining Star.” Check out Pharrell and phriends up top, and watch the rest below. More »
The remix was actually announced by Busta Rhymes but eventually appeared on Azealia’s SoundCloud after a minor delay. “They had my partition remix taken down for copyright reasons…..” the hapless rap diva tweeted earlier today (January 13) before adding: “Let the games begin.”
Unofficial remixes are extremely common in the hip-hop world, so this could mean one of two things. Beyonce really hated Azealia and Busta’s version (it was pretty terrible) or Queen Bey has plans to release an officical remix further down the line. Read the femcee’s exasperated tweets after the jump. More »
“Partition” is such a sexy song — with such quotable lyrics — that it’s kind of hard to ruin. Busta begins the remix by expressing his admiration for Beyonce before rapping about receiving a backseat blow job. Fair enough. That’s where Azealia steps in to deliver an unusually demure verse. Take a listen to the sexy romp after the jump. More »
The rap legend jumped on Twitter this morning to let fans know that he features on a remix of “Partition”. He also let slip that it will drop tomorrow (January 8). This could go either way. The steamy song definitely lends itself to a new interpretation but I always imagined the participation of a fiery femcee like Iggy Azalea or Angel Haze. Oh well, let’s give Busta the benefit of the doubt. See his tweet after the jump. More »
In the process, Banks backed up and elaborated on Twitter comments saying that her delay is due to perfectionism, and from nearly all aspects of her career. Now, nearly a year after her label Interscope insisted that she give up her Twitter password, she says that their relationship is “so good right now.” After a year of collaborating with, then dissing hot-topic artists (Pharrell, Disclosure), she reveals that she’s since teamed with Busta Rhymes for “some fire for the streets” and Ariel Pink for art exclusively for her fans. And months after she posted her Broke tracklist, Banks noted to one fan that she’s been working non-stop since “212,” has recorded 30 new tracks and decided with her label that her first single will be “Chasing Time,” a song that doesn’t appear to be listed. More »
Instead, as with lyrical duties on the track itself, Busta and Q-Tip divide the screen time almost neatly in half. West briefly appears as still as a cardboard cut-out, while Weezy fades into the background, a strange feat unto itself. To a pop fan, the “Thank You” video may seem like these label heads deferred the dirty work to its signees. To a hip-hop fan though, it should feel like the reunion that they never knew they wanted.
Last week, A Tribe Called Quest opened for West for two of four Yeezus tour stops in New York — their last-ever performances. Given the bittersweet news, to watch the video is witness Busta and Q-Tip join forces as they did in Tribe’s heyday, like in the remix of The Low End Theory‘s “Scenario” and Midnight Marauders‘ “Oh My God.” “Thank You” is a rap family get-together, just not the sort that people may have expected — and that’s a great thing.
Watch the video up top, then revisit “Oh My God” after the jump. More »