Celebrated hip-hop luminary, Busta Rhymes, renowned for his lyrical brilliance and enduring contributions to the genre, has just unveiled a groundbreaking announcement in an exclusive in-studio film clip. The iconic MC is gearing up to release his long-anticipated new studio album, “BLOCKBUSTA,” in partnership with an exceptional team who bring an unprecedented amount of star power as project curators. You can’t get a mind squad with any more cultural equity than Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz and Busta Rhymes himself. All serve as Executive Producers on “BLOCKBUSTA.” Pre-order the album HERE
In the video available HERE, Swizz Beatz, proudly introduces the extraordinary alliance working with Busta Rhymes on “BLOCKBUSTA.” There’s Pharrell Williams, who he refers to as “The Pharaoh,” Timbaland, who he calls “The King,” and Swizz Beatz humbly refers to himself as “The Student.” All three super producers also helm tracks on the album in addition to their executive duties. This collaboration of four of hip-hop’s most prolific and celebrated heavyweights is poised to give rise to a dynamic masterpiece, destined to be embraced by fans across the globe. The LP is to be released on Friday November 24, 2023, by way of Busta Rhymes label, The Conglomerate Entertainment distributed by Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment.
For the megastars joining forces with their close friend Busta Rhymes, working on “BLOCKBUSTA” was a labor of love and brotherhood Timbaland expressed his gratitude, in the film clip stating to Bus, “I’m so grateful that you chose me to be a part of your legacy.” Pharrell passionately added to Busta “You really feel illuminated; this illumination is good because I think people are going to be able to get and feel that.” Their enthusiasm is palpable, heralding the launch of a historic musical endeavor.
The year 2023 has been a monumental year for Busta Rhymes, as he received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the B.E.T Awards. This accolade celebrated his heralded legacy over the years and his continued impact on the world of entertainment. Busta Rhymes, accompanied by five of his six children, graced the awards show and the red carpet, making it a heartwarming, family-centered celebration.
As anticipation continues to mount for “BLOCKBUSTA,” one of the album’s tracks, “Beach Ball,” featuring the emerging femcee BIA, has garnered significant attention in the run-up to the 2024 Grammy Awards. It is under consideration in multiple Grammy categories, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Rap Performance, and Best Music Video, further cementing Busta Rhymes’ legacy as a dominant force in hip-hop.