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Busta Rhymes: Modern hip-hop lacks ‘balance’

busta Busta Rhymes has a new single with Eminem titled “Calm Down.” But he hasn’t been too calm about his thoughts on hip-hop lately. The veteran recording artist recently completed an interview with XXL about his forthcoming album and working with Eminem, stating his opinion on the lack of diversity in today’s current hip-hop climate. He began by saying that “Calm Down” was made to be a “friendly reminder to the motherf—–s what the fundamentals of hip-hop was based on.” He added: “I just feel like balance is always necessary and I think that’s part of the reason why a lot of the way the climate shift happens. I think there’s balance that is needed. If we had a little more balance, the way the shit would feel overall would be a lot different. For me, I come from a time when balance was primary in the 1990s. … That’s the way the balance was maintained, upheld and upkept [sic]. Everybody had their own lane and everybody stayed in it. And if you tried to evolve, you evolved in your own way and in your own lane of doing you. Today, when you go in the club, eight different motherf—–s sound like one long record to me.” Do agree with Busta?


  1. Vandellish on July 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm


  2. Shady Jack Jones on July 14, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I agree 100! But Yo, did ya’ll. See that n*gga @ the BET Awards??? Homie, needs to be balancing that muthaf**kin’ scale! N*gga lookin’ like the ‘Kool Aid’ man with chains on n sh*t!