Busta Rhymes’s career in Hip Hop has spanned over 25 years. He has maintained a style all his own and never conformed his unique delivery. Now, he has returned to the studio to work on his long awaited new album (the follow up to 2012’s Year of the Dragon). Busta Rhymes has teamed up with another one of Hip Hop’s royalty, Missy Elliott. The pair have collaborated numerous times, including this year’s Super Bowl Doritos commercial. So, I’m still waiting on them to do a joint album. Maybe one day that will happen.
“Get It” is a high energy, rapid flow kind of song. Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot trade slick verses back and forth, while Kelly Rowland sings the chorus. Some people may recognize that the hook and even some elements of the production sound eerily familiar. Kelly recorded a song called “Smooches” a few years ago that never saw the light of day. Well, until now. The song seems to have been reworked for Busta Rhymes’s liking. Nevertheless, I do enjoy this version better and it has me hyped for his new album.
Don’t call it a comeback. Busta Rhymes has been here for years. His contributions to music are frankly underrated. He was one of the first rap artists to take the art of a music video to something the world had never seen. His creativity, energy and knack for creating music ahead of his time is unparalleled. Hear the song in its entirety below. Plus, check out Kelly Rowland’s “Smooches”, to see if you hear the similarities. However, there has been no word yet on when Busta Rhymes will release his upcoming album. Either way, I’ll be waiting for it. Keep the 2 Chainz and Culture, by way of Migos. This is real Hip Hop.