Busta Rhymes is out with the video to his new single ‘Arab Money’, the first official single off the Brooklyn rapper’s eighth studio album ‘Back on My B.S.’, out March 10, 2009. Watch the Rik Cordero directed clip via YouTube below.
Busta Rhymes performed at Q-Tip’s Election Celebration Party on Tuesday night (November 4) at Santos in New York City, where the rapper gave a Barack Obama “victory speech”. “All Republicans in here can eat a di**, with all due respect to this political sh**,” he told the audience. “The Republicans had us fu**ed up for the last eight years. I’m sick of that fu**in sh**. You hear me? I’m gonna be the one to talk sh** tonight.” Busta then performed a free show. Watch highlights below.
N.O.R.E. checked in on his YouTube channel with an update on his continued training with a few of his friends in Miami, hoping of not only losing weight, but building muscle at the same time through rigorous exercise routines. N.O.R.E. has also raised the stakes by wagering a $5,000 bet with none other than Busta Rhymes. The dieting rapper added that other artists that have similar online workout videos aren’t like him, because they’re already in shape. Watch the webisode below.
Tim Westwood, Busta Rhymes and the entire Radio 1 studio demonstrate the ‘Arab Money’ dance in a video posted at the London radio host’s YouTube channel. ‘Arab Money’ is the new single off Busta’s upcoming eighth album ‘B.O.M.B.’, out December 9th. Check out the finger in the air, shake the money moves below.
Busta Rhymes dropped by Radio 1 studios in London to talk with Tim Westwood the other night. Busta talked about having a new label situation, being detained by customs on his way into England, inviting some of the customs agents who were involved to his concert, and much more.
The two part interview, about 38 minutes total, has since been removed at YouTube.
Gym Class Heroes are out with the video for their double single ‘Peace Sign’ / ‘Index Down’, featuring Busta Rhymes, from the Geneva, New York group’s fourth album ‘The Quilt’, in stores September 9th on Fueled By Ramen. Watch it via YouTube below.
Rap acts on television this week include:
Yung Berg, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday.
G-Unit, who visit ‘TRL’ on Monday.
Three 6 Mafia, who perform on ‘TRL’ on Tuesday.
Busta Rhymes, who visits ‘TRL’ on Tuesday.
AllHipHop.com reports that Jermaine Williams, a 35-year-old from the Bronx who worked as a security guard for Busta Rhymes, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in Ozone Park, Queens. Sources tell the web site that the rapper was on tour in Europe at the time of Wednesday’s incident. Williams’ murder is the second killing of a Rhymes bodyguard. “He was visiting his grandma, and then we don’t know what happened,” a distraught cousin told The New York Daily News. “He’s a good person.” Read more.
Busta Rhymes is out with the video to his new single ‘We Made It’, featuring Linkin Park, the lead release from the Jamaican American rapper’s eighth studio album ‘I’m Blessed’, out June 17th on Interscope Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
A judge sentenced Busta Rhymes to three years probation for assaulting his former driver and a fan, and warned the rapper to stay out of trouble. Watch footage of Busta leaving the courthouse and comments from his attorney Scott Leemon, who said the first thing he’s going to do is work on his new album, below.