CD review: Busta Rhymes – The Big Bang

By Setumo-Thebe Mohlomi

Hip-hop did not need another Busta Rhymes album. Which is why the Flatbush-born, Flipmode rap veteran took his new album, The Big Bang, to a whole new level.Bussa Buss has matured and earned a reputation deserving of his collaborations with heavyweights like Stevie Wonder and Rick James. Hip-hop fans expected half the album to be a “Touch It” remix compilation. Fortunately, it is not so. The Big Bang balances the talents of producers Dre and Swizzy, and vocalists Kelis, Nas and Will.I.Am. At the same time the album is very much Busta’s own product, with the lyrical gymnastics we have come to expect from him.
His poetically creative flow is different, but still on point. His delivery of lines like “I’m back in your soul just like a minister” reminds us just who the Moses of Hip-Hop is.


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