Busta Rhymes had a great reason for stopping in the middle of an interview last week. While talking to MTV Base in his hotel room, Bus briefly paused to field a call about the havoc being caused in another room he had rented.
He had converted this temporary living quarters into a studio, and his production people were adding the last bit of flavor to another mega remix, the second coming of “Don’t Touch Me (Throw Da Water on ’Em).” He brought together legends, an upstart and a couple of the Hottest MCs in the Game right now.
“[The original] ’Don’t Touch Me’ is a record that I love very much because it’s a song that kind of brings me back to the feeling of vintage Busta Rhymes,” he began. “Like that hyperactive, feel-good-energy, wilding-in-a-club, carefree, free spirit. Throwing up drinks around and wet up people and just have fun.
“The remix consists of Reek Da Villain, who is a new artist from Flipmode; Spliff Star, the official Street Corner Colonel; Game; Lil Wayne; Nas and Big Daddy Kane. So this remix is definitely a movie, and I had a fun, fun time putting it together with them guys. I definitely want to salute them artists because I’m definitely a big fan of all the dudes that came through and participated on the remix. We’re more than likely to be having a phenomenal video for the remix as well, so, you know, you got a lot to look forward to from the kid, Bussa Bus!”
Busta said it took him and his people three days to put everyone’s verses together for the remix, which just leaked to the Net. Meanwhile, “Don’t Believe Them,” another major posse cut on Busta’s LP Blessed, features the King of the South and one of the kings of collaboration: T.I. and Akon.
“The record was inspired by the situation that transpired with T.I. right after the BET Hip-Hop Awards. My legal situations were current, and his legal situations were current, and Akon had his, you know, history of legal situations in the past. … We wanted people to — as bad as things might look for us sometimes — just know that it ain’t over until you say it’s over at the end of the day. ’Cause nobody can really dictate what the outcome of your destiny, what your life is going to end up becoming, unless you let it happen that way.”
Blessed is due in early July.