Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne Have Fire In Their Bellies As They Slay This Track
Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne go back. Just over a decade ago, the Leaders Of The New School co-founder was a standout guest on Weezy’s Carter III affair. Wayne returned the favor on Bus’ Back On My B.S. More notably for the time, the two artists worked together on “Thank You,” which also involved Q-Tip and Kanye West.
From different cities and eras, both of these men have been hugely successful at taking Hip-Hop to the mainstream. They have both amassed a ton of hits. However, at any given moment, both MCs can deliver purebred lyricism on big platforms.
While possibly under the radar to some, DJ Kay Slay has arranged some of the more exciting collaborations of the last three years. The Drama King linked Kendrick Lamar and Mac Miller alongside Kevin Gates in 2017. He brought AZ, Mysonne, and Papoose together on that same album, The Big Brother. On January 25’s Hip Hop Frontline, the DJ who appeared as an adolescent in Style Wars does it again, encouraging the latest Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne intersection.
“They Want My Blood” finds Wayne rapping first, with some standout wordplay. “They want me dead, I want they names / They say I’m washed up ’cause I hide all these stains / But I hop on these tracks and I stop all these trains / And I hop off the plane, that’s when I turn to rain / You got me on your mind, I hope I die on your brain / But I’m speaking my mind, that’s when I’m born again / And I lean to the side and pour out a lil’ drank / ‘Cause we deep as the Mobb, so let Prodigy drink / I got one check in mind, you know I want it blank / They say they want my blood, okay I’ll call a gang / I’m a be with my hive, we don’t buzz ’cause we bang / Do more drugs than we slang, diamond studs in my fangs / And I’m Southern as Frank’s, hospitality stinks / Change my name from Dwayne to just ‘Rob The Banks’ / Nine-to-five, no thanks / Walk the line and the planks / That’s my slime, Kay Slay / And this verse, was slain.” Without cursing, Wayne drops one hell of a verse.
With his signature rasp, Busta Rhymes attacks the track. He touts that his crew’s time has come. “I’m pasting blessings, I’m about to baptize y’all / Listen, y’all want to sip the blood of a God while nibbling bread / Communion, watchin’ ni**as fiend for the crack, but Reagan is dead.” He proceeds with a menacing verse featuring more religious imagery, as Busta Rhymes chases away any challengers.
Hip Hop Frontline will feature Raekwon, Styles P, Bun B, The LOX, Dave East, Joell Ortiz, and others. Last year, Wayne released Carter V. Busta Rhymes is reportedly finishing a 2019 album, while reuniting his Flipmode Squad with his Conglomerate crews.