Singled Out: "If They Want More Of [Busta Rhymes &] Reek, Then They're Going To Get More"
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 4:45PM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Beanie Sigel broke down his "The Reunion" anthem, Flipmode Squad leader Busta Rhymes digs into his "Doin' It Again" smash.]
"Doin' It Again" came together, initially, it started off because I had gone to a club and Ted Smooth was deejaying and he played the original to that record in the club. The sh*t was just one of my favorites from when Hi-Tek had did the original.
Hi-Tek did the original and Ted Smooth did the rendition of it to me. When I heard him play it at the club, I just thought that the record was such a dope record that I wanted to do my own rendition of the record.
So Hi-Tek gave us the blessing and Ted Smooth went in there and knocked it out. His artist came through, banged out the hook and it was just me and this artist on there at the time. We put out the "King Tut" record and I was seeing all of this attention this record, "King Tut," was getting and the response from the reviews were so great.
I only felt it was right to have Reek Da Villiain on this record as well because the people wanted to hear more of him. He's been around for a long time but when it's your time, it's your time. And right now it definitely feels like it's his time and it definitely feels like it's J Doe's time.
I have to make sure I'm accomodating the people with what they want. If they want more of Reek, then they're going to get more of Reek. So I had to throw him on the record at the last minute and make sure that we continue to feed the streets more of what they're asking for and more of what they're looking for.
That's pretty much how the joint came together.
The most idiosyncratic personality in rap and possessor of its most recognizable delivery, a halting, ragga-inspired style with incredible complexity, inventiveness, and humor, Busta Rhymes formed Leaders of the New School in 1990 and released two albums with the group before breaking out with a 1996 solo hit single, "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check."
Check out "Doin' It Again" below: