Busta Rhymes has new music in the works. Since dropping “Calm Down” with Eminem the veteran rapper preparing to release his 10th album E.L.E. 2 (Extinction Level Event 2).
The new LP will be the sequel to his 1998 album E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front, which included such big hits as “Gimme Some More” and “What’s It Gonna Be?!” In tribute of the original album, Busta has also enlisted the help of some big producers. On E.L.E. 2 expect beats from Swizz Beatz, DJ Scratch, Rockwilder and Nottz as well as Dr. Dre, DJ Premier and J Dilla.
The album will be Busta’s first since the passing of his father and former manager Chris Lighty. The rapper told RollingStone, “I saved this email that Chris sent me on August 9th, 2011 where he deemed this album my best album of my entire career and he gives me this speech about how Pink Floyd made The Wall on their 11th album and how I finally caught that train. I never had Chris say this to me before and he was my manager for years. To get that from your manager who was like your big brother, it’s like, ‘Damn. I finally did it’ and now he’s not here. I’m going to take a snapshot of the e-mail and put it in the artwork of the project and share it with the world when the time is right. I feel a little cheated, but that’s the bittersweet part of the whole thing. I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy in my life.”
Busta said that this album has been the most impactful because for the first time in his career he has had complete control over every aspect. It has been in the works since 2009 and explains that “This is one project that I did not want to compromise seeing this vision that I had for it all the way through.”