Busta Rhymes May Be A Leader To The New School, But He’s Still Got That ’80s Bravado Alongside Raekwon (Audio)
Busta Rhymes and Raekwon’s history runs deep. After all, it was through Busta (then an Aftermath Entertainment artist) that Chef was blessed with Dr. Dre production on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt. II (although it released later, on a different label than first planned). Both of these MCs are students of Hip-Hop’s most innovative years, the late 1980s, back when Busta Bus’ got his name from none other than Chuck D.
Still, both vets are leaders to the new class, not only for their rapping abilities, but the stories and hustles they embody. All of these attributes come alive on “Oh God,” based on Brand Nubian’s “Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down” instrumental from right around the time Rae inked a deal with RCA Records, and Busta broke from his Leaders Of The New School crew. Both New York giants (as well as O.T. Genasis) use this fast-rap track for more than just a one-off appearance, peep game: