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Dear Long Island rapper MIMS,
Some real ish from Busta Rhymes, who speaks on the negative effects of today's most widely adopted form of communication..
The first thing I thought of when I saw the trailer to this video is "Gimme Some More."
Busta claimed this song and dance is a global phenomenon. Could be. And I don't know what others think about this video, but I know what I think: Madd funny. A half-ass, yet comical version of Biggie's "One More Chance."
Busta appears to be back to that old Busta Rhymes many of us know and love.
Kinda late with the post, but I was asked to post the video and kept getting the messages late thanks to good ol Gmail. I wanted to speak on this anyways.
It's one thing after another for Busta Rhymes--dubbed "Busted" by anti-fans. It seemed as if all was well during the huge success of his hit single, "Touch It," but after his friend and bodyguard, Israel Ramirez, was gunned down at the video shoot for the remix, his album sales started off slower than expected (upon release) and then fell off after just barely touching 500K, and then everything else-- arrests, cop harassment, traffic violations, assault charges, etc--came falling down thereafter.
People are saying that with Busta's recent DUI situation and all the other misfortunes that have plagued Busta's recent days, karma is coming for paybacks, and that his not cooperating with the cops during the quest to find the killer of Ramirez plays a big part in his full-course serving of what-goes-around-comes-around. And also, his reputation for being an asshole isn't helping. This is what the folks over at ReelRap (formerly Bronxrap) had to say:
It's been a long time coming, but this Long Island rap crew, R-Side--which consists of Young Ceez, Capitol E, Hoodlum, and Pre--is on the road to success with their debut mixtape The Relapse. Although thrown in a pool full of competitors, gimmicks, and thousands of artists just trying to make it, these Roosevelt, Long Islanders are bringing something refreshing to the game: depending on themselves to get their name out there as opposed to trying to use industry outlets and record labels to catch a come-up.
Busta Rhymes has finally opened up and slipped in a word or two about the circumstances preceding the fateful shooting of his best friend and bodyguard Israel Ramirez. However, the little bit of info he gave only furthered his fading footsteps in a muddy pile of confusion.
He told sources at Yahoo:
"I don't really care about what anybody has to say. You don't really know who was the source of the problem, all you know is a handful of people were arguing with each other. We was inside shooting a video, and on the way outside, that's when everything happened, so I was told to stay inside. I really didn't get a chance to see what went down. When we went outside, that's when we saw my friend on the ground, dying slowly."
I never met a rhinoceros I didn't like. Actually I've never met a rhinoceros, but I'm all for saving them and apparently so is Marc Ecko. Confused? Just walk with me for a minute.
On June 8th Rakim, Common, Rhymefest and Lupe Fiasco (who by the way, recently sat down with SOHH to talk about the early leak of his debut album Food and Liquor) will be appearing at the second annual Marc Ecko presents Save The Rhinos benefit concert in Central Park. Don't ask me what, but apparently these big ugly beasts need saving from something, and if that means bringing dope M.C.'s together for a live show, then I'm all for it.