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Busta Rhymes (Musician)
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Publication Information:
New York : J Records, [2001]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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"Parental advisory, explicit content"--Container.

Compact disc.
Intro -- Everybody rise again -- As I come back -- Shut 'em down 2002 -- Genesis -- Betta stay up in your house (feat. Rah Digga) -- We got what you want -- Truck volume -- Pass the courvoisier (feat. P. Diddy) -- Break ya neck -- Bounce (let me see ya throw it) -- Holla -- Wife in law (feat. Jaheim) -- A** on your shoulders (feat. Kokane) -- Make it hurt -- What it is (feat. Kelis) -- There's only one (feat. Mary J. Blige) -- You ain't f***in' wit me -- Match the name with the voice (feat. Flipmode Squad) -- Bad dreams.
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Music CD


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BPR 1603 Compact Disc Open Shelf

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Busta Rhymes takes his charismatic style of rapping and applies it to a new production style on Genesis, his fourth solo album. This time around the beats seem darker and more synth-oriented, giving it an edge reminiscent of the bass-heavy G-funk sound. "As I Come Back" is a good example, featuring a sustained keyboard note droning on throughout the chorus with Busta rapping in his raspy style. On the other hand, Rhymes can still make a good dance song, like the hypnotic "What It Is," a fractured funk anthem that features robotic female vocals from Kelis and a slow beat consisting of clicks and snaps. Other guest appearances include P. Diddy's turn on the dramatic "Pass the Courvoisier," Mary J. Blidge on "There's Only One," and the occasional appearances by the Flipmode Squad, as well as production work from Pete Rock and Dr. Dre, among others. The only questionable track is a remake of Public Enemy's classic "Shut 'Em Down" that may leave some fans cold due to its different feel and message. But outside of the one track, this is another solid release from a consistent hip hop artist who can still make relevant, interesting albums long after his days with the Leaders of the New School. ~ Bradley Torreano