Busa Bus a.k.a Busta Rhymes has got to be one of the most unorthodox rappers ever!
His flows have never been mediocre, the only thing you can be sure of when listening to his music is that he will give 110% on every track.
"Do My Thing" breathes from The Coming album which is another hip-hop classic that inspired a whole new generation of hiphop fans. Busta is most known for his off the hinge, free falling, electrically charged, multi-dimensional flow. To this day, I have never heard anyone professionally attempt to copy
his style or persona, Busta is an innovator.
When you ask people about Busta Rhymes today, they may tell you of songs like "Pass The Courvoisier" or"Why Stop Now". Those songs are good radio hits as he has matured in his career, but going back a few albums you hit that grime, the root of Busta's dreads which he unfortunately cut off. His music was filled with the same energy, but without the pressure to sell singles. I feel that a lot of artist experience the pressure from labels and alter their style to please the check writers, nothing wrong with it, but the fans notice the change. We realize you all have bills to pay and demands to meet, but don't forget your origins as you climb the ladder.
Now getting back to that Busta I remember, that wild beast in the booth from the 90s-2000 scene that ate street bangers for lunch. That Busta was able to move mountains, crowds, he would have you so charged you'd have to strap your seat belt just to listen to his music. "Do My Thing" is a perfect example of that unchained flow he has built his core fan-base on and hopefully will revisit one day. The production in Busta's earlier works were heavy in layered drums and funky arse grooves that gave his rhymes a most comfortable place to sit on one's earlobe. He also rapped with like-minded individuals in his Flipmode Squad that complimented his unearthly sound and style.
Just listen to how the song catches your neck from jump, as he begins to do his thing. It's almost impossible to sit still and listen to the track, so just imagine how difficult it is to even type this review. Earlier tracks like these were custom tailored for his flow, built for car stereos and alive in the veins of hip hop fans. When Busta would put his voice over bangers such as this it was like lighting and thunder forming the perfect storm. Raw energy surging through the air creating a stir within anyone in an earshot of his music.
We're not saying that the storm is over, but there are much calmer waters now for Busta's sound. Busta has been through a lot in his career with label changes and dealing with the L.O.N.S on and off again drama. Sometimes I think it's just best we sit back and let him do his thing as he so eloquently puts it in the song. Maybe he made this track knowing that a change would come and you would be reading a bit of his history today. A lot of folks just take music at face value, but here at Unhinged Reviews, we look at the whole picture.
So listen to this classic-uncooked Busta Rhymes below and then listen to some of his new works scattered about the internet and tell me which Busta you prefer. You want the current Busta, doing songs with Chris Brown? Or this "Do My Thing" with Busta flexing his creative muscle.
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