Grammy-winning rapper Eminem is helping make summer 2014 one to remember after fueling up Cash Money Records stud Busta Rhymes‘ new “Calm Down” track. #CalmDown
Busta delivered on fans’ high expectations by premiering the catchy anthem Monday (June 30).
Of course, no battle can truly begin without the right music; producer Scoop DeVille borrows the horns from House of Pain’s classic “Jump Around”. From there, two of the most furious spitters in all of rap-dom engage in six minutes of intense battle: Eminem is toxic and acerbic, making references to Abe Lincoln and his brain as a fried egg, while Busta is his usually dense, manic self, somehow managing to include “Fahrvergnügen” into his fervent wordplay. (Consequence of Sound)
A few days ago, the song’s producer Scoop DeVille revealed the mystery track could premiere as early as this month.
“That’s the next record that’s going to, I’d say, destroy the streets of New York and hip-hop in a lot of ways. That record is something that we’ve been putting together for a minute. It’s not just like an overnight thing. We’ve been trying to make this ‘the’ record to bring back Busta in a major way.” (VLAD TV)
Along with the Busta track, Detroit rapper Trick Trick is expected to have his own Eminem-featured song premiere later this week.
“NEW @TRICKTRICKGS and @Eminem song comin exclusively to 955 on July 4th!! Produced by @AnttBeatz #Shady955 #DetroitLove,” a tweet read from Detroit station Channel 955 on June 22. (Channel 955’s Twitter)
Outside of new music, it seems like Slim Shady’s old lyrics have cost him an opportunity to perform at United Kingdom’s Hyde Park concert venue.
“This artist flagged risks across the board. In particular in respect of our public reputation,” said Royal Parks CEO Linda Lennon. “The nature of any act with potential for lyrics to be deemed offensive and/or unsuitable language being audible within the park as a whole, let alone the surrounding residential areas, is unacceptable.” (Ace Showbiz)
Check out the new track: