First The Big Bang, Then The Meltdown…

There isn’t anyone as established in Hip-Hop that has had a more tumultuous stretch over the last twelve month period (other than maybe Foxy Brown) as your boy Busta Rhymes? What’s been remarkable has been the fact that Busta remains in the news spotlight for everything other than his recordings and performances. If dude isn’t inside the studio he is being arrested. It’s like Busta is somehow channeling the essence of rapper DMX. Let’s just hope he isn’t developing a fondness for any of DMX narcotic tastes. The bigger issue is how does one of Hip-Hop’s greatest showmen descend into the downward spiral of petty criminal arrests and legal troubles?

I look for watershed moments that change people’s lives from the standpoint of asking what’s right or wrong with someone and for Busta Rhymes I think that watershed moment was when he decided to cut off his trademark dredlocked hair. Soon afterwards he was in a custody battle for his children. The release of his first Aftermath album ‘The Big Bang’ brought it’s own set of problems. Everyone here knows about the tragic and unfortunate murder of Busta’s weed carrier slash jewelry polisher Israel Ramirez. Busta has refused to cooperate with the New York City Police Department regarding the investigation of this shooting. I do think the NYPD is giving Busta a hard time because of this also, but at the same time Busta is feeding the flames by rampaging on his employees.

Shit was so much simpler when Busta had dreds. If you have ever seen him and Spliff Star perform then you already know Busta is one of the greatest to ever get on stage. I watched them at a summer jam concert a few years back and it was like he was still a teenager. His energy was out of control. He and Spliff were flawless with their spit and unlike almost all rappers Busta actually said his own lyrics instead of pointing the microphone into the crowd. With all of his legal troubles of late I wonder if we will ever get to see that performer back on stage again anytime soon? Those cases take away your motivation to perform in public. I was at a Roots concert that was a tribute to the great producer James ‘Jay Dilla’ Yancey who was a close friend of Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip. Neither of them appeared to do their song ‘Scenario’ which would have blown the roof off the building. That sounds like some serious depression to me when you don’t want to honor the memory of a friend that helped you succeed in the music industry. We all know industry rule #4,080… Record company people are shady.

Could Busta Rhymes be fighting bi-polar depression? That’s possible too. Mental illness in the African American community is an even more taboo topic than homosexuality. It speaks to the frailty of the mind and it presents a challenge for which you have to seek outside counseling and possibly medication. Busta’s rhyme style was always slightly schizoid, but still in control. He needed that intensity and physical fitness to perform his high energy sets. Busta might be one of the fittest rappers in the music industry. In a relatively short time his framework has grown similar to that of baseball legend Barry Bonds. Could Busta Rhymes be on steroids?!? That’s seems unlikely since they don’t make you rhyme better, but if they did I would give some to Lil’ Wayne to help him get his lyrical weight up.

  • http://www.unkut.com Robbie

    ‘Roid rage is no joke. If you’ve seen Melle Mel perform recently you’ll know what I’m talking about.

  • derfla the hus’la

    lol

  • OG Frank

    This is bullshit…plus you shouldn’t make fun of dead people.

  • john cochran

    “I think that watershed moment was when he decided to cut off his trademark dredlocked hair”.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Thats where you lost me bro.

    “Could Busta Rhymes be on steroids?!? That’s seems unlikely since they don’t make you rhyme better, but if they did I would give some to Lil’ Wayne to help him get his lyrical weight up”.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    If such a thing did exist, every rapper from the south besides Luda and Mr. Chevy commercial would need it. 50% of the east would need to cop prescriptions too.

  • John Brown

    “they don’t make you rhyme better, but if they did I would give some to Lil’ Wayne to help him get his lyrical weight up. ”
    ————————————–
    Damn Billy BolDay, I enjoy all your post, havent really had nothing bad to say bout them (except the Lil Wayne is a snitch one). But why do you always take a shot at the south. Now I know most of the other people are gonna be “he aint taking a shot at the south, he taking a shot at wayne.” true but wayne represents the south, so basically you are taking a shot at the south. Great post though, me and my homeboys were thinking the same thing. Busta has always been one of the few rappers I like from up north. Well hopefully he does make a comeback with “Before Hell freezes over”. Dude, even wants to get a song with both 50 and Game. Now before everyone starts saying “that shit aint gonna happen.” believe me it will. and because of 3 reasons.

    1. 50 love $ more than he hates anyone.

    2. Game likes his name to be in the “news” more than any other rapper.

    3. The song will be over a Dre beat and both of the knuckheads will wanna outdo each other.

    HALLELUJAH…HOLLA BACK

    HIP HOP AINT DEAD…IT MOVED TO THE SOUTH AND MADE SOME BREAD….

  • john cochran

    John Brown Says:
    “true but wayne represents the south, so basically you are taking a shot at the south”.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    That doesnt make sense homie. Sure he’s from the south but that doesnt mean he is the only one who represents it. There may be people in the south that dont even like the man. Like, if some one said they didnt like Nas (they’d be on the pipe) thats not them coming at the east, he’s just one artist. Dont be so sensitive homie, Hip hop is Hip hop, fuck the regional divisions.

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    If anything steroids make you a worse rapper ask Fif.

    The problem is Busta forgot that weedcarriers are supposed to be the angry and violent ones. I thinks Spliff Star needs to step his game up and start juicing up(no canseco)

  • http://www.MOREMENOCAL.com Andres Menocal

    Billy I think Busta is suffering from steroid rage. You gotta notice how swole the man has gotten as of late.

    http://www.MOREMENOCAL.com

  • MarcusGarvey

    Hip Hop Police is reason for his latest arrests, Seems like every turn he makes w/o signalling or red light ran, he’s arrested. Guess Busta should co-operate.

  • D.Nastee

    This is a better blog compared to the bulshit from yesterday… But yea I feel you’re right…The Man is tryin to be something else…And Imma prolly the Biggest Busta fan in existence. But yea..It seems logical

  • sk

    yo! I was talking 2 wifey bout that the other day cause he got locked up again for driving with a suspended license. WTF is up he was never in the news like this b4. Only he knows I guess. Maybe it’s a cry for help ala Britney I got whipped on the dick more than Laruyn Hill( even though she did some crazy shit also).

  • weezybaby

    sunday wants 2 be BOL

    and u hate on lil weezy 4 nuthing

    busta needs to step his game up

    f*** b. sunday

  • thatwhitedude

    i agree that was a real random diss at lil wayne for basically no reason, hatin on the south too much??? and what narcotics is dmx known for taking? i assume you are talking about yay but i never heard that rumor before…and i’m pretty sure its a combo of busta not cooperating with the popos so they are fucking with him plus his roid raging, plus he is probably pissed he will never be as good as he once was, even though he now has dr dre on his side.

  • Cuban Link

    ^well weezy sucks, and if u come to the hip hop biz sucking ur gonna get chopped up.Fuck weezy.

    I hope Busta can get it together, the Big Bang was sick.

  • C.Rob

    this dude is the worst

  • Hurricane Game

    Damn Busta Step yo game up. Dat 50 & Game song sounds pretty Gully. Just look at How We Do. The likelyhood of that happenin will be slim though. I mean Game said just a few months ago he aint fuck(No Homo) wit snitches

  • jacquez
  • Rizzop

    Hip hop police is on all niggas asses. Ever wonder how the minute niggas run a red light they get caught? They following niggas! Big brother is watching!

  • NoMamesBuey

    Dissing Weezy Fa-go Baby DOES NOT EQUAL dissing the South. WTF

    BTW Little Brother, OutKast, Celph Titled, & Strange Fruit Project are all:
    1. From the South
    2. Dope MCs
    3. Superior than Weezy Fa-go Baby

  • content

    Throwing shock value shots just like your mentor I see.

  • John Brown

    thatwhitedude Says:

    “and what narcotics is dmx known for taking? i assume you are talking about yay but i never heard that rumor before…”
    ————————————–

    Im guessing he is talking bout CRACK…everyone knows that X used to be (myabe still is) a CRACK ADDICT. Dont wanna call him a CRACK HEAD cause I dont know what he was going through.

  • EReal

    Im from the South, and I never asked, nor do I want to be represented by LiL Snitcheezy F(ucks) Baby ‘Can I please tell on em baby?’

    That said, it’s the hiphop cops. They bust his ass for every little thing. They just pissed, because he isnt snitchin like weezy. If they could charge him with obstruction, they would. They cant, so they harass and Im sure the beatdowns have something to do with him gettin all swoll up, obviously. No crack for bussa, tho. He’ll be aight.
    Big Bang was slept on(No Bol talkin tranny ass), get it if you dont have it people.

    1 hunned.

  • John Brown

    HALLELUJAH…HOLLA BACK

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    ^ co-signs NoMamesBuey

  • http://dahshyt.blogspot.com Belize (click my name)

    Ever body gets depressed, thats life. He’ll be okay.
    Truth is that even though his bodyguard was his friend and died, he still died in a work enviornment. WORK!
    Let it go. Im sure Bus has a good reason about keepin it hush, even if its to protect HIS own neck.
    Therefore it aint None of yall business..

  • Chad Stanton

    The internets hates Lil Wayne lol

  • Combat Jack

    ^”If you have ever seen him and Spliff Star perform then you already know Busta is one of the greatest to ever get on stage”

    co-sign. i remember when dude performed at the grand opening of Transit in the village 10 years ago. classic!

  • Were Read 2 Def

    >If you have ever seen him and Spliff Star perform then you already know Busta is one of the greatest to ever get on stage. He and Spliff were flawless with their spit and unlike almost all rappers Busta actually said his own lyrics instead of pointing the microphone into the crowd.

    ^^^co-sign Busta & Jay-Z are the illest in concert. I seen em at the Roc the Mic Tour. They both spit every word like it was on cd. Incredible.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah…. 973′s Own!

    lmaooo@dudes from the south bein mad the blogger said Lil Wayne would need steroids if it enhanced lyrical abilities.

  • Incilin

    If cutting your trademark hair leads to a downfall in the rap game, dare I say Ludacris is on his way out with a Grammy in his hand? Just a thought.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Ludacris hair wasn’t his trademark?!? Ludacris has a great stage show although. Ludacris is like 5’3 in real life.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Billy *hearts* Bol…

    Anyways Busta DEFINITELY on them roids, and truth be told- i prefer the skinny w/Dredlocks Busta, than than Busta “Barry Bonds” Rhymes…

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    *off the topic

    i just figured out who Bol looks like!

    He looks and sounds like that fat nigga from PM Dawn, Prince B(?)!!!!

    Str8 up, i was like “Damn, them niggas could be brothers b!”…

  • http://360.yahoo.com/deshawn772004 Federal Ranga

    Co-sign wit John Brown.

  • T

    Damn how come when people say Lil Wayne need to step his rap game up people think its all about dissin the South…. Also Lil wayne does not get a pass for using the term “no homo” I would find it hard to believe that considering he kissin Birdman square on the lips.
    Secondly Hip Hop isn’t dead but it didn’t move to the south either, it just evolved there.
    Busta Rhymes is my favorite rapper and to be real I wish he get his head right before the next verse we hear from him is recorded during a collect call rather than in Dr. Dre’s studio.
    Oh yeah and for those who did not know what narcotic DMX like I’ll give you a hint Tyrone Biggums like the same kind of narcotic

  • daesonesb

    I’m thinkin of saigon, who got on the roids and then failed to drop an album when he had a lil bit of hype.

    What was he probably doing when he shoulda been sitting in meetings with record execs? Curls and Dips. Now he has gay pr0n pictures of himself all over myspace.

  • daesonesb

    I did hear a story that seems to convince me that bussa buss is nuts though.

    When he first heard the slim shady LP, he got so excited he slammed his head into the window of his tour bus and smashed through it. Brain Damage anyone?

  • flipped

    another funny article trying to provoke, which didn’t do much…

    first of all, don’t believe everything you hear in media. i guess theres two side of each of the stories/arrests etc.

    BUT, it was stupid by him to drive with a suspended licence.

    and blame busta for israels death? have you all forgotten there was ALOT of other people on the set? just because it was his video doesnt mean it is he who knows everything about that case.

    His new album BEFORE HELL FREEZES OVER coming soon

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