Busta Rhymes Weighs In On Eminem, Future Of Hip-Hop

As a seasoned, nine-year veteran of the rap game, Busta Rhymes has logged studio time with the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Ozzy Osbourne, Puff Daddy and Janet Jackson, who appears on his current single, "What's It Gonna Be."

Busta's just about seen it all as far as hip-hop goes, although there's a certain rising star from Detroit whom Busta thinks can bring something new to the genre.

"I love Eminem's s**t," Rhymes told the MTV Radio Network, "his album is phenomenal, granted the fact that he's a new emcee and granted the fact that him being white [has been] an issue. I just think overall he's a new package that is a whole new element that hip-hop ain't had in a while."

Busta and Eminem's paths recently crossed at MTV's Spring Break festivities in Cancun, Mexico. Coincidentally enough, Eminem is also a member of a rap collective known as "the Outsiders" -- which includes Rah Digga from Rhymes' Flip-Mode Squad.

For more on Eminem, be sure to check out this week's MTV

Online Feature, "Slim Shady Goes Home", as well as this week's edition of "MTV News 1515," airing on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m., Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and Monday at noon.