Busta Rhymes Says Vacation Inspired Upcoming Album ‘Blockbusta,’ Features Coi Leray & BIA

Written By Chris Samuel

Busta Back At It

Busta Rhymes is gearing up to drop his highly anticipated album, Blockbusta, and he's sharing the fascinating story behind its creation. In a recent candid interview, the New York rap legend disclosed that the album's concept was born during a leisurely vacation on a Miami yacht, where he was joined by iconic producers Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Pharrell Williams. The forthcoming album will also feature BIA and Coi Leray.

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A ‘Blockbusta’ Vacay

Busta Rhymes recently revealed that his highly anticipated upcoming album, titled Blockbusta, was conceived while he was on vacation. 

The rap icon recently opened up about the inspiration behind his upcoming album, Blockbusta. In a candid interview with TMZ, Busta revealed that the album’s concept was conceived while he was enjoying a vacation on a yacht in Miami with fellow producing legends Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Pharrell Williams.

During their time together, the revered hip-hop artists immersed themselves in creative discussions and collaborations. It was during this luxurious getaway that Busta realized he should take advantage of the opportunity to work with such talented individuals:

“The idea came about as a result of me, Timbaland, Swizz [Beatz], and Pharrell. Pharrell invited us to a yacht one day just to have bro time, chill out with our families, our friends, and kids,” Busta explained. 

Coi Leray & BIA 

Busta expressed his excitement about the music he has been receiving from his collaborators:

“I’m feeling so amazing and excited about the music the bros are sending me. I’m going apes**t in the studio,” Busta enthusiastically shared.

In addition to the thrilling collaborations with Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Pharrell, Busta also confirmed that two popular female rappers, Coi Leray and BIA, will be featured on the album. 

Busta previously worked with both artists, teaming up with Bia for the song “Beach Ball,” which was released in June 2023, and joining forces with Leray for the track “Luxury Life,” released in September 2023. While Busta didn’t disclose any other names, he assured fans that the album would showcase a diverse and carefully chosen group of talented individuals.

“You’re going to see a nice range of an incredible, carefully selected group of amazing talent that pulled up to help me put this masterpiece together,” Busta said.

Blockbusta is set to be released on November 24

Updated By: Chris Samuel (10/30/23 at 4:38 pm)

Busta Rhymes Announces New Album ‘Blockbusta,’ Featuring Timbaland, Swizz Beatz & Pharrell Williams

Busta Rhymes has thrilled his fans with a major announcement – the upcoming release of his highly-anticipated album, Blockbusta. Adding to the excitement, the rap icon has enlisted revered producers Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Pharrell Williams to lead the production. 


Busta Rhymes has recently revealed exciting news for his fans as he has announced the upcoming release of his tenth studio album titled, Blockbusta. Along with the album announcement, he will have renowned rap producers Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Pharrell Williams in charge of production.  

On October 23, the rap icon shared a video featuring telling his fans the news:


During the clip, each producer took turns and appreciated Busta for allowing them to help produce his album. In the video, each producer chimed in on what it means to produce the album and how it sounds. 

“This project right here is executive produced by the f*cking committee,” Swizz Beatz  says in the video.“Pharrell the Pharaoh, Timbo the King, Swizz Beatz the student.” Pharrell chimed in, saying, “You really feel illuminated. This illumination is good because I think people gon’ be able to get and feel that,”  while Timbaland added how he felt about the album’s sound by calling it–“timeless.”

All About Busta

The album, Blockbusta, is scheduled to be released on November 24 under The Conglomerate Entertainment and Epic Records. It will mark the “Touch It” rapper’s tenth studio album and his first since 2020’s Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God

Busta Rhymes has recently received recognition for his illustrious rap career and contributions to hip-hop. At the BET Awards in June 2023, he was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, acknowledging his impact on the music industry over three decades. 

Another honor for Busta Rhymes was from the New York State Assembly. The New York rapper received a certificate from them for his career milestones and also to celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. 

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Originally Written By: Chris Samuel

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Written by Chris Samuel

Chris Samuel is a North Carolina native who has a passion for writing but is also a big history buff and is a sports reporter in the side. Chris is an avid hip-hop fan whose favorite artists include J. Cole, JID, Larry June, Griselda, Freddie Gibbs, NaS, Joey Bada$$ and also Old School R&B.


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