News: Busta Rhymes Phones In Free NYC Concert

Thursday, Oct 23, 2008 11:30AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Busta Rhymes

Hip-Hop superstar Busta Rhymes and West Coast group Pacific Division have signed on to participate in the upcoming "Music to Go" concert series set to hit the stage in New York next week.

Co-hosted and produced by mobile service Mozes and the Knitting Factory, both companies have created a 360 degree mobile concert setting for fans allowing cellular ticketing, in-venue mobile commenting and a day-of-show text alert campaign.

"[This] has become a powerful way for us to bring fans and amazing musicians together through mobile," Knitting Factory media director Andrew Adashek said in a statement. "Through our partnership with Mozes, we are helping fans discover great new music and develop stronger connections to the artists they love through a trusted, spam-free service that combines text, voice, the web and of course, live events."

Having previously featured headliners like Q-Tip, Jazmine Sullivan and Lloyd, Mozes hopes to continue their recent stream of success and popularity.

"Bringing together hip-hop pioneer Busta Rhymes and the exploding talent of Pacific Division to the stage is a great way to celebrate the fourth installment of the 'Music to Go' series," Mozes' Business Development Director Patricia Dao said in a statement. "'Music to Go' has proven itself to be a powerful and effective way to build active and loyal mobile fan clubs."

Fans interested in going to the show can RSVP to receive a free mobile ticket to the show by texting BUSTA or PACDIV to 66937.

Busta and Pacific Division are scheduled to hit the stage Wednesday, October 29 at Knitting Factory.

In related news, the Flipmode Squad leader's upcoming album B.O.M.B. (Back On My Bullsh*t) will finally be released through the record label Universal Motown. Making the move from Interscope/Aftermath to the renowned company, Busta has already begun releasing new tracks including his current single "Arab Money."

B.O.M.B. is currently scheduled to drop Tuesday, December 9. 

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