Podcasts & Mixes

2DopeRadio: Salute to Busta Rhymes

blame it on Meka May 16, 2019


Busta Rhymes is, in this writer’s opinion, one of the greatest rappers of all time. And if he wasn’t known more for his flamboyant, off-the-wall music videos and colorful personality, he may very well have been considered in everyone’s Top 10 (at the very least).

Despite sometimes coming across as rap’s happy-go-lucky, way-too-much-energy-having class clown, Busta’s albums were loaded with lyrically dense street tales and apocalyptic inclinations. Yes, he may have parodied Coming To America, Rush Hour and Lethal Weapon in his videos, but there wasn’t anything funny about cuts like “A Trip out of Town,” “The Heist” or “Goldmine.”

Hence, this episode of 2DopeRadio is dedicated to Bussa Bus.

Rather than a mix of his most popular and hit songs, I spotlighted some of my personal favorite moments from the rapper. Busta is one of the rare musicians to have worked with Dr. Dre, J Dilla, The Neptunes, Timbaland, Alchemist, Eminem, the Wu-Tang Clan, Q-Tip, Nas, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson, Rick James, Diddy, Westside Gunn, Conway and Roc Marciano (among countless others), so this episode highlights some of those moments and then some.

Peep the tracklist and press play below.

  1. Take 1 (Introlude)
  2. “Busta’s Intro”
  3. “Everything Remains Raw”
  4. Stereolab, “Come and Play in the Milky Night”
  5. “Show Me What You Got”
  6. “Get You Some” f. Q-Tip & Marsha Ambrosius
  7. “Bladow!!”
  8. “Everybody Rise”
  9. The Controllers, “If Tomorrow Never Comes”
  10. Take 2 (Interlude)
  11. “Get High Tonight”
  12. “One” f. Erykah Badu
  13. “It’s a Party” f. Zhané
  14. Terry Baxter and His Orchestra, “Early in the Morning”
  15. “Extinction Level Event (The Song of Salvation)”
  16. “Whatcha Come Around Here For?” f. Spliff Star, Rah Digga, Baby Sham, Rampage & Roc Marciano
  17. “Salute Da Gods!!”
  18. “Wild for da Night” f. Rampage
  19. Live/Danny Kaye Is Weird (Interlude)
  20. “Get Out!!”
  21. Live 2
  22. “Rhymes Galore”
  23. “Genesis”
  24. “Turn Me Up Some”
  25. “You Can’t Hold the Torch” f. Q-Tip & Chauncey Black
  26. “For The Nasty” f. Q-Tip & Pharrell
  27. “Where’s Your Money?” f. Ol’ Dirty Bastard
  28. Take 3 (Interlude)
  29. Seals and Crofts, “Sweet Green Fields”
  30. “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”
  31. Soul Sensual Orchestra, “Faded Lady”
  32. “New York Sh*t” f. Swizz Beatz
  33. “Take It Off (Part 2)”
  34. “Party Is Goin’ on Over Here”
  35. Chillin’ Out With The Fatback Band, Thugnificent & Flonominal
  36. “The Hustle” f. Slum Village
  37. This PSA Is…
  38. …”Dangerous”
  39. “Da Goodness” f. Redman
  40. “Thank You” f. Q-Tip
  41. Alicia Myers – “I Want To Thank You”
  42. There’s N-Words Going Around, According to Bastion of Hip Hop Journalism TMZ
  43. A Psycho (Interlude)
  44. “Gimme Some More”
  45. “Ghost Musik” f. Conway & Aaron Crooks
  46. “Land O Lakes” f. Conway
  47. “Brossface Brippler” f. Westside Gunn & Benny The Butcher
  48. The Woo
  49. “Why We Die” f. Jay-Z & DMX
  50. Take Us Out, Lethal Interjections (Outrolude)