News: Busta Rhymes Names Rappers "Saving" The Music Biz, "Jay-Z [&] Lil Wayne Put Out Incredible Albums"
Saturday, Nov 21, 2009 8:00AM
Busta Rhymes recently discussed the concept behind his forthcoming Chemo album and explained how despite a dying music industry, artists like Jay-Z and Lil Wayne are helping it survive with quality efforts.
From Busta's standpoint, the record industry has fallen victim to a lack in authentic records.
"I called the album The Chemo because it seems like the industry and music overall is dying slowly," Busta explained in an interview. "The cancer that's stricken the business is killing the music, not only from a business standpoint, but also the value of the content and the creativity behind it. I just want to start the first stage of chemotherapy treatment that needs to take place and hopefully inspire others to do their part and contribute to different stages of the cure." Still, Busta recognizes those artists who are taking a stand against the "dying industry" by putting out "great music," stating, "Jay-Z put out an incredible album this year and Lil Wayne put out an incredible album last year." Others he commends include Jadakiss, Drake and Trey Songz. (Billboard)
Bussa Bus recently announced plans to call his new album Chemo earlier this year.
"The new album is 80 percent finished, and it's called The Chemo," he revealed in an interview last September. "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)
Not disappointed, the rapper previously talked about his overall reaction to 2009's B.O.M.B. (Back On My Bullsh*t) performance on the charts.
"Reception for every one of my albums could always be greater than it has been," Busta explained in an interview. "I always wanna be able to have one of those Michael Jackson successes on every project because we make the music for the people. The people ain't just a certain amount of people, the people is every people so if I was to sell ten million albums, I would have hoped that I could have sold a hundred million albums because I want every single person in the planet to receive my joint the way that I want them to receive it -- So I never really feel any way about it when it's not received in the way I want it to, I just look at it as 'Okay.' Greatness is defined in unlimited measures. Sometimes, the measurement can't even be measured because it supercedes the level of expectation that you even have to possibly measure the way you can have your greatness received -- We're living in times where the people have to receive it in ways more than the protocol's way. The protocol's way is going into the stores and buying it. If people can't afford to buy it, that ain't gonna stop them from receiving it." (Real Talk NY)
Busta's latest effort 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)
No further details on the album release have been announced as of now.
Check out Busta Rhymes speaking on B.O.M.B's success below: