by Busta RhymesBusta Rhymes


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Watching his animated antics in his imaginative music videos, it's hard to believe that the loveable Busta Rhymes is one of hip-hop's biggest advocates of gloom and doom. Consider, however, the ominous titles of his previous albums -- THE COMING, WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, and EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT: THE FINAL WORLD FRONT. And a closer listen to his catchy hits "Dangerous" and "Whoo Hah!! Got You All in Check" reveals the dread-locked rapper's affection for Armageddon theories. Well, with Y2K having come and gone without a hitch, with his fourth recording ANARCHY, the rebellious rapper has toned down the deep thoughts in lieu of more carefree hip-hop that showcases his trademark, rapid-fire flow and musical ingenuity. Although the album's intro indulges his past pessimism, it quickly segues into "Salute Da Gods," which cleverly recasts the sweet, lilting melody of the Stylistics' classic "Betcha by Golly Wow." Keeping the party spirit going, Swizz Beats' slow, off-kilter rhythms highlight "We Put It Down for Y'all," and Just Blaze invigorates "Street Sh*t" with infectious 70s' style, Fender Rhodes keyboard licks. Meanwhile, with a combination of low-key rapping and stuttered, up-tempo beats, "Fire" approaches the brilliance of Rhymes's classic "Put Hands Where My Eyes Could See," and "Show Me What You Got" adds a raucous fury to its sample of Stereolab's whimsical "Come and Play in the Milky Night." Although a few big-name guests lend their support (Lenny Kravitz, Jay Z, and DMX), Rhymes runs the show. More than a decade into his career, he's still a leader of hip-hop's new school.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/20/2000
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596251723
catalogNumber: 62517
Rank: 73942

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Busta Rhymes   Primary Artist
Bolo   Voiceover
Flipmode Squad   Track Performer
Spliff Star   Voiceover
Baby Sham   Voiceover

Technical Credits

Yo-Yo   Producer
Lenny Kravitz   Engineer
Busta Rhymes   Producer,Executive Producer
Large Professor   Producer
DJ Scratch   Producer
Jay Dee   Producer
Chris Lighty   Management
Matt Knobel   Engineer
Vinny Nicoletti   Engineer
Rockwilder   Producer
Spliff Star   Producer
Swizz Beatz   Producer
Mona Scott   Management
Robert Burnette   Engineer
Jeff Schimmel   Producer
J. Smith   Producer
Patrick Gordon   Engineer
DJ Shok   Engineer
J Love   Producer
Nottz   Producer
P. Killer   Producer
Arden Altino   Engineer
Scott Storch   Composer,Producer

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