There's no denying the fact that Busta Rhymes is a legend in the game. While he doesn't generally get the same level of props as many of the obvious GOAT contenders, the fact remains that Bus-A-Bus has been a mainstay in the game for nearly two decades. Plus, dude has worked with pretty much everybody, a boast which can now include talented new artists like Canadian rapper Tory Lanez . Now, after teasing the drop a few days back, Busta's latest single "Girlfriend" has surfaced online.
The track is clearly a homage to Busta's Jamaican roots; if the feature from dancehall icon Vybz Kartel didn't give it away, then Busta's cadence and patois usage should do the trick. Over a breezy and summer-inspired beat from Rockwilder, Busta showcases some of his oft-imitated flow, pulling it back in favor of a catchy melody. It's definitely new musical territory from Busta, who seems to have gravitated toward the music of his heritage in his older years, not unlike the curious case of Snoop Lion.
With solid additions from Tory and Vybz, who name drops pretty much all of hip-hop's most notorious dimes, "Girlfriend" emerges as a simple, fun, and party-friendly single. While Busta die-hards may long for the rapper's peak years, it's clear that the man is enjoying the process discovering a new sound, and to be honest, the end result is pretty solid.
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About the Curator - Doran Nelson
Doran Nelson Hailing from the Bronx, New York, upon hearing his first rap record, it was love at first listen. At a time when hip hop was still young, fresh and new he began DJing. Initially Inf began blending his father’s soul records with hip hop instrumentals purchased from the local record stores that his pocket change had become so familiar with. Now, amongst a neighbourhood following and growing demand, his freestyle mixes suddenly became valued. Spinning heads as well as records, before he knew it, Inf found himself hosting block parties, school dances, talent shows and as he proclaims “wherever there were people and music…so was I.”
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