20 Of The Best Busta Rhymes Guest Verses
It's a good time to be a Busta Rhymes fan. Earlier in the month, the 41-year-old rapper made waves by releasing "Thank You," an incendiary new track with frequent collaborator Q-Tip. He's built on the excitement by announcing a collaborative mixtape with Tip due out in December and by stopping by A Tribe Called Quest's reunion performance during the Yeezus tour stop in Brooklyn. He's always there to lend a helping hand.
With his E.L.E. 2 album scheduled to drop at some point next year, we figured it'd be as good a time as any to celebrate Busta's long history of stellar guest appearances. From his innovative early work in the Leaders Of The New School to his role as an elastic-voiced hip-hop veteran, Busta verses speak for themselves. So come rewind 20 of Busta's best guest verses.
"Scenario" A Tribe Called Quest Featuring Leaders Of The New School
Album: The Low End Theory (1991)
Brilliant Busta Line: "When I travel through the town I roll with the squadron/RRRRRROAW RRRRRRROAW like a dungeon dragon"
"Come On Down" Big Daddy Kane Featuring Q-Tip And Busta Rhymes
Album: Prince Of Darkness (1991)
Brilliant Busta Line: "Word up, huh! Here I am, damn/Dragon slayer stackin' layer after layer"
"Flava In Your Ear" Craig Mack Featuring Busta Rhymes, Diddy, LL Cool J, The Notorious B.I.G. And Rampage
Album: N/A (1994)
Brilliant Busta Line: "I know one thing the whole world least expected is how we all connected
To break fool on the same record/Five new flavors on a beat, feel the fucking heat/I really think you should retreat while we blow up the street"
"Rumble In The Jungle" Fugees Featuring A Tribe Called Quest, John Forté and Busta Rhymes
Album: When We Were Kings Soundtrack (1997)
Brilliant Busta Line: "Nuff blows they gettong thrown, like solid milestones/Internally shaking up niggas, imbalance your chromosomes/With the force of a thousand warriors/When I bust your ass identify me as the lord victorious"
"Da Goodness" Redman Featuring Busta Rhymes
Album: Doc's da Name 2000 (1998)
Brilliant Busta Line: "Yo, Pepé Le Pew I ain't messin' with you/Or stressin your crew, your own niggas be testin' you too"
"The Assignment" Noreaga Featuring Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star And Maze
Album: N.O.R.E. (1998)
Brilliant Busta Line: "Ski maskin', fuck whatever question you askin'/Busta Rhyme and Nore connect on the train, we attachin'"
"Holla Holla (Remix)" Ja Rule Featuring Black Child, Busta Rhymes, Caddillac Tah, Jay Z, Memphis Bleek & Vita
Album: N/A (1999)
Brilliant Busta Line: "Now what you 'bout to do?/Lay you out on a stretcher/I betcha that when I get ya"
"Simon Says" Pharoahe Monch Featuring Lady Luck, Redman, Method Man, Shaabam Shadeeq And Busta Rhymes
Album: Internal Affairs (1999)
Brilliant Busta Line: "Busta Rhymes is like Hacksaw Jim Duggan, been thuggin'/Lovin' the way we flood jewels for nothin'"
"Do It Now" Mos Def Featuring Busta Rhymes
Album: Black On Both Sides (1999)
Brilliant Busta Line: "We did it now, brought it to that level so they get it now/We graduated saturated the game now/Infatuated with the fame now let me explain how"
"Dangerous MC's" Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Busta Rhymes, Mark Curry And Snoop Dogg
Album: Born Again (1999)
Brilliant Busta Line: "So you loving us so much this shit is bleeding through you/If I worked in a restaurant, I'd shit in the food and feed it to you"
"Ante Up (Remix)" M.O.P. Featuring Busta Rhymes, Teflon, and Remy Ma
Album: 10 Years and Gunnin' (2003)
Brilliant Busta Line: "You fronting like this was a thing of the past/With tattoos over the scars a nigga left on your ass"
"Get Low (Remix)" Lil John Featuring Busta Rhymes, Elephant Man And Ying Yang Twins
Album: Part II (2003)
Brilliant Busta Line: "Now all my shorties need to get in line/I said because I'm only gonna tell you one more time"
"Tough Guy" Xzibit Featuring Busta Rhymes
Album: Weapons of Mass Destruction (2004)
Brilliant Busta Line: "See through, them holes them bullets'll leave in between you/It seems you, got left to die slow all up inside the venue"
"Don't Cha" The Pussycat Dolls Featuring Busta Rhymes
Album: PCD (2005)
Brilliant Busta Line: "Lookin at me all like she really won do it/Tryna put it on me till my balls black and blueish"
"I'm So Hood (Remix)" DJ Khaled Featuring Big Boi, Birdman, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Jeezy, Ludacris And Rick Ross
Album: We The Best (2007)
Brilliant Busta Line: "You know I keep that thing when I walk/See the dialect different from the slang in my talk"
"Hurt" T.I. Featuring Busta Rhymes And Alfa Mega
Album: T.I. vs. T.I.P. (2007)
Brilliant Busta Line: "Feel the sizzle from the bullet of the Glock burn slow/Shit'll probably twist you up just a little and have your body leanin' lookin' like a quarter past four"
"About Me" Raekwon Featuring Busta Rhymes
Album: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II (2009)
Brilliant Busta Line: "Hah, just for the record, what we do is essential/While I captivate the masses and keep the moments eventful"
"All I Do Is Win" DJ Khaled Featuring Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz And T-Pain
Album: N/A (2010)
Brilliant Busta Line: "Niggas know I got you when I hit you with the pitter-patter/Whenever they see me then you hear a lot of chitter-chatter/Niggas know there ain't nobody, better, better, better"
"Worldwide Choppers" Tech N9ne
Album: All 6's and 7's (2011)
Brilliant Busta Line: "Well, I’ma be chopping and cutting and breaking and beating and shaking/And fucking everything up ’til there ain’t no further mistaking"
"Look At Me Now" Chris Brown Featuring Busta Rhymes And Lil Wayne
Album: F.A.M.E. (2011)
Brilliant Busta Line: "When it come to doing this and I be banging on my chest/And I bang in the east and I'm bangin' in the west/And I come to give you more and I will never give you less"
"Outro" Lil Wayne Featuring Bun B, Nas, Shyne And Busta Rhymes
Album: Tha Carter IV (2011)
Brilliant Busta Line: "They say I’m underrated, but un-compete-with-able/Understandable, being that my rating levels are unreachable"