Busta Rhymes Working On 'Underground' Album

Producer Nottz says he and rapper have done 10 tracks for Anarchy.

Rapper Busta Rhymes' next album, Anarchy, will stray from the melodic, pop-oriented sound of 1998's E.L.E.: Extinction Level Event — The Final Front, according to the new album's primary producer.

"This album is gonna be more underground," Nottz, of the Norfolk, Va., production group Teamsta, said. "Why? Because the majority of the album is mine."

Nottz, who has produced tracks for members of the rapper's Flipmode Squad group, which includes Rah Digga, Lord Have Mercy and Rampage, said he and Busta Rhymes have worked on 10 songs in New York.

Anarchy is scheduled for release June 20, according to an Elektra Records spokesperson.

E.L.E. featured the hit "What's It Gonna Be?!," a collaboration with pop star Janet Jackson, and "This Means War!!," which sampled metal band Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" and included new vocals by that band's lead singer, Ozzy Osbourne.

Busta Rhymes, 27, got his start a decade ago as a member of the fast-rhyming quartet Leaders of the New School.