Cash Money Records’ Busta Rhymes has finally come through in the clutch with his long-awaited “Thank You” anthem off the forthcoming Extinction Level Event 2 solo album.
With some star-studded help from Kanye West, Q-Tip and Lil Wayne, Busta’s new anthem premiered online this week.
Busta Rhymes sets off ELE 2 with a bang. The rap veteran enlists Q-Tip, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne for his new single “Thank You.” Bussa Bus and Tip spit rapid-fire rhymes over the Alicia Myers sample (“I Want to Thank You”), while Yeezy provides ad libs and Weezy introduces his YMCMB labelmate. Busta is working on his new album E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front, which has already spawned the Nicki Minaj-assisted hit “#Twerkit.” (Rap-Up)
When asked about snagging the hip-hop heavyweights for the track’s accompanying music video last summer, Busta said the decision was a no-brainer.
“I was just trying to capitalize on the moment of us all being in the same city, at the same time,” Busta told MTV News when he walked the red carpet on Sunday night. “Thank You” features Q-Tip, Kanye West and Lil Wayne, and while the all-star collaboration needs no reasoning, Busta had a very deliberate reason to bring the three MCs together. “We did everything in our power to show the camaraderie, because it’s been a lot of talk that over the last year or two about conflict between G.O.O.D. Music and Young Money and Cash Money,” the Dungeon Dragon told us. (MTV)
He also promised the music video would finally put an end to the speculated group feuds.
There was a time when Drake and Kanye West weren’t on speaking terms, and Lil Wayne’s beef with Pusha T spilled over into records, but Bus says it was all overblown. “I just wanted to put it to bed and create an eventful moment where me and Wayne being Young Money/Cash Money on one team, Q-Tip and Kanye be on another movement on G.O.O.D. Music; just showing that camaraderie and that alliance and just making it official on a real hip-hop level,” he explained. (MTV)
Busta hooked up with the fellow rap stars back in August.
There have been Internet rumblings about Busta Rhymes’ massive G.O.O.D. Music-Young Money/Cash Money collaboration “I Wanna Thank You,” off his forthcoming album, and it sounds like we’ll be experiencing it pretty soon. Busta joined G.O.O.D. artists Kanye West and Q-Tip (and possibly fellow YMCMB rapper Lil Wayne) to record a video for their collab while they were all in New York City for the 2013 MTV VMAs. (Idolator)
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