As we prepare to enter the new year, veteran rapper Busta Rhymes talked to SOHH this week to officially announce his new Conglomerate Records company and its artist roster.
Proclaiming rap newcomer Reek Da Villian as his protege, Busta said his crew of artists all currently released new music.
“I’ve officially launched a new record label called Conglomerate Records,” Busta informed SOHH. “My new artist is incredibly buzzing in the streets right now. He goes by the name of Reek Da Villian. He currently has a mixtape out that we just officially released. We officially released it on Christmas Eve. I got several artists. I have an artist by the name of Lonnie B, he has a mixtape out right now called Love Games Part 1. I also have another artist by the name of J. Dough. He’s got a mixtape called Mr. Better Than Whoever. I have an artist that’s the niece of [70’s Blaxploitation actress] Pam Grier, her name is Nikki Grier. She has an incredible mixtape album out right now called Soulgasm.” (SOHH)
Along with rappers and singers, Bussa Buss’s Conglomerate also houses producers.
“I also have a producer who is part of the production family, his name is Seige,” Busta added. “He just put out an album that’s all instrumentals. His tape is called Prosceiger. It’s currently available online. And my last producer that’s a part of the Conglomerate family goes by the name of Dready. He’s an incredible producer from the UK. The whole establishment and movement of the Conglomerate family is moving in a very powerful, organic, authentic direction. It’s going in a real genuine way and it’s beautiful to see the support of the people and everyone coming out showing the love. I want to make sure everybody gets familiar with that because it’s a primary focus right now for Busta Rhymes in addition to being at the 90 percent mark of completion with the ninth solo album of my solo career. 2011 is going to be a phenomenal year for us.” (SOHH)
Last week, Reek Da Villian spoke with SOHH and listed the top reasons fans should cop his new mixtape album, The Gift.
“Another big reason why you should get this is because there’s a lot of people out there wondering who Reek Da Villain is. Does he just do songs or does he do records? That’s another reason, this is going to answer everyone’s questions. The previous mixtapes and being under the guidance of Busta Rhymes I didn’t really get to do too much feel good music. I love to do party records and not dancing music but music for the ladies. So the last mixtape was real hip-hop and lyricism. But this album right here, I got to explore some of my own creative freedom. So there’s club records, conscience records, music for the ladies and other stuff other than your typical rap records.” (SOHH Buy My Record)
In addition to his own artists, Busta recently announced the inclusion of comedian Chris Rock on his upcoming Extinction Level Event Part II solo album.
“YEEEESSSSSSSSSS album almost DONE!!!@ChrisRock JUST FINISHED NARRATING MY WHOLE ALBUM!!!Krrraaaazzzzyyyyy!!!! http://plixi.com/p/56191901,” Busta tweeted early Thursday (November 11) morning. (Busta Rhymes’ Twitter)
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