Release Date: Jun 13, 2006
Record label: Aftermath
Busta Rhymes :: The Big BangAftermath Records/InterscopeAuthor: Steve 'Flash' JuonNobody expected Busta Rhymes to go over four years without releasing an album, least of all his alter ego Trevor Smith. Or is it the other way around? Busta Rhymes has been so loud, colorful and outrageous for so long it's hard to imagine he even has a name OTHER than Busta Rhymes - the name just fits him like a glove. His wacky wardrobe, his outrageous facial expressions, his scattershot rap flow and undeniably compelling ability to turn outrageous shit into hits make him the man who LITERALLY busts rhymes the fuck up.
The hard-working Busta Rhymes feels he wasn't handled properly by the J label. He might have a case: 2002's It Ain't Safe No More was the first album he released that failed to reach the Top Ten of the Billboard album chart, and it didn't come close -- it didn't even see the Top 40. Now on Dr. Dre's Aftermath, which is sort of a story, he also chopped his hair (as evidenced on the cover of an XXL issue and throughout the booklet of this album), and has had to deal with the death of his bodyguard, Israel Ramirez, who was shot on the scene of his video for the "Touch It" remix.