Busta Rhymes Banged His Head On A Windshield When He First Heard Eminem’s ‘Slim Shady’ LP
Busta RhymesSong: “Respect My Conglomerate” featuring Lil Wayne And Jadakiss
Album: Back On My B.S. (2009)
Focus: I was working in the studio and my brother Ty was in there with my engineer Oscar. My brother had a friend of his come over. They were pushing people around, knocking stuff over. They just got me kind of angry. And when she finally left, that was the outcome of that visit. [Laughs] If it wasn’t for her, that record probably wouldn’t have been made. You know, I’m not gonna lie. Busta had the beat for a while. He kept telling me it was gonna be a movie. He just wasn’t telling me who was gonna be on the song. When he first gave me the copy of the song, it was just him. And then he was like, “The movie has been painted.” When he showed me the video, I didn’t realize he got Wayne and Kiss on it. So you know, that was all Busta’s vision.
Why: “Respect My Conglomerate” was a 10. That was one of those records that I was proud of because of what was going on on the radio. We went the total opposite direction and had one of the hottest records of that summer.
Have you ever listened to an album that just made you do crazy things? Well, in the case of Busta Rhymes, Eminem's Slim Shady LP, did just that. In an interview with RollingStone, Busta Rhymes revealed how Em's album caused him to injure his head on the windshield because he was nodding his head too hard. Don't believe us? Here's Busta's account of the event.
"We were on the Smokin' Grooves tour in the back of one of the venues and Wyclef has this big-ass studio on his bus so we always wanted to go hang out and he was playing The Slim Shady EP," Busta Rhymes said to Rolling Stone. "Before I could actually get on the bus, I was standing on the three little steps that you walk up to get on to the bus and I was nodding my head so fucking hard, going crazy, that I hit my head on the windshield and broke the whole fuckin' windshield of Wyclef's bus. It fucked the whole glass up."
The two recently collaborated on Busta's newest record "Calm Down", which you could check out here.