News: Busta Rhymes Leaves His "Bullsh*t" W/ New Album, "We're Coming To Kill The Cancer in Music"
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009 5:50PM
Busta Rhymes announced plans to release another album called The Chemo just four months after dropping Back On My Bullsh*t and claimed the new project is already "80 percent finished."
While not giving away too many details in regards to guest appearances, Bussa Bus did explain the meaning and concept behind his latest effort's title.
"The new album is 80 percent finished, and it's called The Chemo," he revealed in an interview. "It's the first time I'm announcing the name of the album. It's self-explanatory. We're coming to kill the cancer in music. I ain't trying to offend anybody. I think it's real important that we keep -- We gotta re-establish the understanding that the perspective of hip-hop is to make music that always felt undeniable and unprecedented and we set a standard. And we always made sure we supplied the demand of being the ultimate cutting-edge form of entertainment that we always have and will always be. We always did a good job at doing that. The Chemo album is one of them albums that feels like what hip-hop is supposed to feel like, not what it's made out to be by the people in these positions at the executive level." (MTV)
The project will follow-up Busta's last album which debuted in the Top 10 last May.
Flipmode leader Busta Rhymes' Back on my Bullsh*t just missed the Top 5 landing at No. 6 on the charts. His eighth solo project debuted with 59,300 copies after seven days on stores shelves. (Sales Wrap)
It will also be his second solo effort since departing Aftermath/Interscope Records last summer.
"I just like to give people my latest greatest," Busta said in an interview. "So when I did the Back On My BS album, that was the album I decided to record as a result of the new excitement, the new deal, the new enthusiasm, the new support system...When that situation didn't feel like it was going the way I wanted it to go, the false starts, I said You know what, maybe this album ain't the one I should be coming with right now...I was able to grow comfortably before I got to Aftermath and Interscope, not to say there's anything wrong with my relationship with Dre or Jimmy [Iovine]. My problem was certain things I know through my experience of professionally recording that was supposed to be facilitated wasn't being facilitated...I've sold many multiple platinum albums and have had a very successful career run before I got over there. I just wanted to get back to sitting behind the wheel, controlling my own destiny." (Hard Knock TV)
Busta also said Back On My Bullsh*t would be a return to "substantial" hip-hop.
"I'm happy, real happy, about a lot of things," Busta said in an interview earlier this year. "I'm in a great situation. New label, new money, new excitement, new sound, new album, just new everything. I just feel like I'm being born again or something...The album sounds like the substantial hip-hop that has been missing from the game for a long time...That traditional boom bap - hard kicks, hard snares, solid bass lines, records that sound real melodic because they're very incredibly structured songs, very lyrical records. It's the well-rounded balance of what a real hip-hop album is supposed to feel like." (Boston Herald)
Check out a recent Raekwon vlog featuring Busta Rhymes below: