News: Pharrell Checks Into Busta Rhymes' "Chemo" LP, "This Sh*t Is Becoming A Real Milestone Album In Hip Hop!"
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 6:00PM
The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams has reportedly checked into Busta Rhymes' upcoming Chemo album by submitting an "incredible" beat to the Flipmode Squad leader.
Writing via Twitter, Busta Rhymes revealed the seriousness behind the hitmaker's instrumental.
"Just 4 the twuckin' record I got the most incredible beat frm Pharrel 2day...This CHEMO sh*t is becomining a real milestone album in hip hop!!!!," Busta wrote Wednesday (February 17) morning. "2 all prod. Sendin' beats 2 me u have 3 days left...I'm not happy about the shit yall been sendin'..We give a chance a and ur not goin' in'!!! WORK!!!!" (Busta Rhymes' Twitter)
The rap veteran recently announced his album's summer release date.
"First and foremost, the new album is coming the fourth of July," Busta said in an interview. "The Chemo. I definitely felt it was necessary to find an antidote to cure the cancer in this industry. And last but not least, we gonna nose dive headfirst without a parachute to the big screen, get these movies popping again and have fun." (CBS)
He recently explained his motivation for calling the album Chemo.
"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." (Billboard)
He announced plans to begin work on a new album last 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)
The Chemo is scheduled to drop Sunday, July 4th.
Check out Busta Rhymes speaking on his new album down below: