Dr. Dre Is Finishing Busta Rhymes’ 1st Album In 7 Years
It was more than a decade ago that Busta Rhymes was an artist on Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. The tenure yielded only one album, 2006’s The Big Bang. That LP earned the veteran MC his only #1 album, and included an ensemble of guests that ranged between Stevie Wonder and Rick James, Nas and Q-Tip, and beats courtesy of J Dilla and Dre.
Although Bus’ is no longer on the Aftermath roster, he’s remained tight with Dre. Yesterday (February 11), B.R. took to social media to share a photo of himself and a bearded Dre. “Oh sh*t!” he captioned his Instagram post. “Back in the kitchen wit the good Dr. Dre, adding the finishing touches.” The touches are being applied to Busta Rhymes’ first album since 2012’s Year Of The Dragon.
This morning, The Flipmode founder posted up another photo on him and The Doctor and caption claiming, “You mothaf*ckas are really in big f*cking trouble.” He tagged one of Aftermath’s producers, Focus…, who has worked with Bust on his 2012 LP as well as 2009’s Back On My B.S.
Last October, Busta Rhymes blamed this album’s delay on Dr. Dre’s perfectionism. That trait has been responsible for Detox never releasing, as well as reported delays on past Aftermath projects by Rakim, Joell Ortiz, and others.
Apart from the Big Bang work, Dre has previously cooked up a batch of beats for Busta-Bus’ fifth album Genesis, including the instrumentals for “Truck Volume,” “Holla,” and the smash hit (literally) “Break Ya Neck.” That release arrived on Flipmode/J Records.