News: Busta Rhymes Suffers Set-Back, Follows Lil' Wayne's "Rebirth"

Thursday, Mar 5, 2009 10:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Flipmode Squad leader Busta Rhymes' long-awaited B.O.M.B. (Back On My Bullsh*t) album has faced another set-back with Universal Motown moving its release date to late spring.

Busta's eighth solo project has now been pushed back nearly two months.

Artwork for Back On My B.S. is now available. Explicit and clean versions of the disc will be available in stores and online May 19th. The new Grand Theft Auto IV Expansion Pack will include two new tracks from Busta Rhymes including his collaboration on "The Conglomerate" featuring Young Jeezy and Jadakiss. The rapper recently dropped the "Arab Money" remix with Diddy, Ron Browz, Swizz Beatz, Akon and Lil Wayne. (BustaRhymes.com)

The rapper was previously slated to release his album March 24.

Originally scheduled to drop in early December 2008, Motown has officially pushed the album an additional three months from the day, according to the label. Serving as Busta's debut Motown release, the New York-bred rapper will have to wait after going through multiple delays at his former label, Aftermath. (SOHH)

Busta left Aftermath/Interscope last fall but promised his relationship with Dr. Dre would remain the same.

"Me and Dre are still good," Busta told DJ Envy on his "The People's Choice" radio show. "So even though I'm not in business with Aftermath or Interscope, I'm still with Aftermath. Me and Dre are always gonna be good...Big up to Interscope for, you know, giving me the leaked joints and the set-ups." (Hot 97)
If his release date remains the same, Busta will go head-to-head with labelmate Lil' Wayne's The Rebirth.

Weezy has pushed back the release date of his rock-and-roll LP Rebirth from April 7 to May 19. The video for the album's first single, "Prom Queen," however, has been shot and should be released soon. In addition to Rebirth, Wayne is still working on Tha Carter IV, the Hot Boys reunion LP and an album featuring all the artists on his Young Money label, including Mack Maine, Jae Millz, Kid Kid and Nicki Minaj. (MTV News)

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