Busta Rhymes to Sign With Universal/Motown

19 09 2008




A while back The Cincinnati Monster.com published an article saying that Busta Rhymes had been dropped from Interscope due to an argument with Jimmy Iovine.  Well now it seems like Busta has a new recording home.  Even though no paperwork has been signed, everything is pointing toward Busta signing to Berry Gordy’s once powerhouse label Universal Motown.  Here’s what DX had to say about the matter.


Numerous sources are reporting that Busta Rhymes has moved fromAftermath/Interscope to Universal/Motown. In July, rumors of a heated exchange between Busta and Interscope President Jimmy Iovine began circulating viaThisis50.com.  At the time, neither Busta‘s management team atViolator or representatives from Interscope would officially comment on the matter. Less than a week later, Busta Rhymes would tell The Boston Herald‘s Chris Faraone that the album would in fact be released via Aftermath/Interscope.

News that Busta would release another Aftermath project originally started in October of 2007, when the heralded emcee told Rolling Stone an album entitledBack On My BS was to be released on Dec. 4Interscope released the lead single “We Made It,” which peaked at no. 47 on Billboard‘s Pop 100 chart. The album’s title was later changed to Blessed, and a second single, “Don’t Touch Me (Throw Da Water On ‘Em),” was released.

Nile Ivey, of BET.com, reports representatives from Aftermath/Interscope have confirmed that Busta Rhymes is no longer on the label. If and whenUniversal/Motown confirms the news it will, reunite Busta with Sylvia Rhone.Rhone, who currently serves as Motown‘s president, signed Busta Rhymes to his first solo deal on Elektra Records. No release date has been set for Busta‘s eighth LP, Blessed.

Busta is STILL on Aftermath…FUCK WHAT CHU HEARD!!!

15 07 2008


The Cincinnati Monster.com reported that Busta Rhymes had allegedly been dropped from Aftermath/Interscope after a supposed argument with the brass Jimmy iovine.  Well, Busta has broke his silence to let you know that that shit aint true!!!!


peep the news:


After speculation last week that Busta Rhymes had severed ties with Interscope Records, or vice versa [click to read], it has been confirmed today that the veteran rapper and Flipmode Squad leader will indeed drop his Blessed album on Aftermath Records, Dr. Dre’s imprint at Interscope.

“I want everybody to know that the new Busta Rhymes album is coming through blazing the streets crazy. It’s the most incredible album in Hip Hop. Stay tuned – it will be out late September on Aftermath, all day, every day,” Busta Rhymes told Chris Faraone of The Boston Herald this afternoon.

DJ Khaled Readies We Global!

26 06 2008


I can’t hate on Khaled.  He’s the ring leader of a new movement and he doesn’t do anything but holler on songs.  He does alot of things behind closed doors and he’s today’s music executive.  He’s everywhere, he has his hands on the best music and great relationships with today’s hottest artists.  He has a label deal with Koch and now Def Jam for his label the We The Best Music Group.  He has a new artist, Ace Hood who isn’t that bad.  He’s moving in the right direction.  I like Khaled.  I like what he’s doing.  He’s becoming a force on his own, I can’t knock the man’s hustle nor his passion for the game, I’m takin’ notes.  So here’s the news.




DJ Khaled has put together some pretty big collaborations in the past to go along with his albums laced with some of the finest Hip Hop has to offer. The trend is set to continue as DJ Khaled prepares his latest dish titled We Global on Koch/We The Best Music Group.

We Global will be Khaled’s third album and will be jump started by the lead single “Out Here Grindin” which will feature AkonLil BoosieRick RossPliesYoung JeezyTrick Daddy and Ace Hood with production by The Runners.

“’Out Here Grindin’” is the biggest record in the streets!! This will be the anthem for ‘08!” says Khaled via statement. “I do this for the streets!!! WE GLOBAL!!!! This record is for the people!!!”

video for the single is currently in the works.

We Global will feature Kanye WestFabolousFat JoeNasSean PaulBusta RhymesFlo-RidaAkonRick RossYoung JeezyTrick Daddy and many more to be announced. Production will be handled by the likes of The RunnersDanja,NastyThe IncrediblesCool and Dre and Beat Novacaine.

Look for We Global to be released on September 16th.