XXL spoke with Busta Rhymes last week and he offered some details about his upcoming album, Extinction Level Event 2, the sequel to Busta’s 1998 classic, Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front. Busta is planning some major collaborations for the album.
“I definitely want to say the next single I’m getting ready to drop is a record called “Thank You” that I produced myself.” Busta told XXL. ”It features Kanye West, It features Lil Wayne, and it features Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. That’s definitely going to be one of the more immediate, eventful moments that you are gonna be able to experience from this phenomenal body of work.”
According to Busta, “Thank You” will be the album’s next single and will be dropping sometime later this week. However, that is not the only major collaboration that he will be working on the album. Busta also announced that he has a song with the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige on new song titled “You Will Never Find Another Me.” Along with Blige, Rhymes will be working with Eminem on a song tentatively titled “Calm Down,” that will reportedly feature the rappers battling each other on the track.
“I’ve got a six-minute record with Eminem that sounds like we are respectfully trying to battle each other in a way that you probably never heard us battle in our entire careers on a record.” Busta revealed. “So it’s lot of real incredibly golden moments for us on this project.”
As for when we can expect the album, Busta Rhymes told XXL that we can tentatively expect the album to be released in the second or third week in November so fans who are looking forward to hearing the sequel only need to wait a little while longer.