Busta Rhymes was a great rapper. I feel bad saying it. I really wish I could say that he is.
Listening to a white boy talk about what rap is good and what rap isn’t is sort of like listening to a blind man discuss van Gogh. However, any idiot could make the observations I’m about to — they’re universal across culture, race, time, and space. Even a Chinese railroad worker from the 19th century would agree with me on this shit.
Here’s some classic Busta:
This stuff is excellent and if you disagree you’re wrong. If you want to skip the little “before the song” song, hop ahead to 1:30 in the video (where “Break Ya Neck” actually starts). Busta’s technique is great. Entertaining lyrics and great technique — even though he raps fast you can understand what he’s saying; he fully enunciates each word.
Not to mention, he was wild.
I could go on, but there’s no reason to when you could just watch the above video.
That being said — I heard a song on the radio recently called “We Gettin’ Arab Money.” It’s a song about getting so much money that it’s as if you were a sheik selling oil or some shit. Anyway I looked it up on youtube when I got home just because I was in complete disbelief such a shitty song existed.
The first hits returned Busta’s name, and at first I skipped those links because I didn’t believe it could actually be Busta. I ignored the search results and searched for like five minutes before I ended up giving in and seeing if it was him. Much to my dismay, it is. Here it is:
This video is a fucking disaster. It’s nothing. It’s worse than nothing. Busta would have done much better to just stay the fuck home on this one.
First of all, he looks like a fucking dad. He seriously reminds me of some of my friends’ parents in high school. Second of all, the song is absolute garbage. This needs no explanation. And finally: why the fuck is the video for this song a party with an average crew of office workers? It boggles the mind. He’s doing a shitty, uninspired dance with office workers. Office workers. Fuck.
I have nothing more to say about this. Somebody get him back on speed, on the double.