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Genesis Explicit Lyrics
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Audio, Cassette, Explicit Lyrics, November 27, 2001
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His debut on J Records. Features the single "Break Ya Neck"
Arguably the most idiosyncratic MC in contemporary rap, Busta Rhymes flaunts his musical genius on his J Records debut. "Break Ya Neck," an uptempo headbanger produced by the good Dr. Dre, features Busta flipping his trademark rapid-fire delivery over some postmodern beats. The Neptunes lace Busta with some spacey heat-seeking rhythm tracks on "What It Is," featuring Kelis, while on "As I Come Back" Busta unleashes some potent dungeon-dragon roars and Jamaican-patois-inflected rhymes. Pedigreed knob twiddlers Pete Rock and Diamond D drop by to provide the dreadlocked wonder with some crisp beats and the first lady of the Flipmode Squad, Rah Digga, rips up some rhymes on "Betta Stay Up in Your House." Busta's clearly ditched the apocalyptic postmillennial musings heard on his last three studio albums for a more party-themed sound. Sure, he dabbles in a little bit of dorkery by enlisting the talents of P. Diddy on "Pass the Courvoisier," but all in all his eclectic rhymes and the plethora of wildly unpredictable beats makes Genesis a keeper. --Dalton Higgins
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i usually have a.d.d. when it comes to new albums, as i tend to peruse 10- to 30-second intros before i find a track worth settling on, aside from the one that initially caught my attention.
this album is killer. way, way better than the swill i hear today. this guy's talented and intuitive, his sound is unique. for the first time in about six months of buying older albums that i've overlooked since high school, i didn't skip anything. i just sat and took it all in.
Although the lyrical aspect is weak at certain times, this album is filled with outstanding hooks. The Intro needs no explanation, I've never been a fan of them, so let's skip ahead to "Everybody Rise Again". This is a great opener, with what sounds like a trio singing the chorus. Busta Rhymes flows well with the beat, and this track is a highlight. "As I Come Back" was one of the singles from "Genesis", and every aspect of it is great, with an awesome Neptunes beat, a signature sound from Busta after every line yelling "rrahhh!". Certainly an album highlight, and it's followed strongly "Shut 'Em Down 2002". The self-titled track has strong lyrical content, however the hooks aren't too great. "Betta Stay Up In Your House" has Rah Digga guest starring in a hip-hop/rap bouncin' track.
"Truck Volume" has a classic Dre beat, and Busta Rhymes is flowing nicely, with solid lyrics. P. Diddy raps in "Pass The Courvoisier", and its solid, but not one of my favourites. Busta Rhymes and P. Diddy do make solid transitions, going back in forth with lyrics. "Break Ya Neck" is classic Busta, showing off his rhyming speed and also containing a great beat. "Bounce(Let Me See Ya Throw It)" is probably my second favourite song, with an awesome Dr. Dre beat, and a very catchy chorus. However "Holla", is in my opinion Busta's best song. The beat is amazing, and Rhymes is flowing with great lyrics throughout the track. "Wife In Law" has Jaheim singing hooks as the guest, and also has some of Busta Rhymes' most profane lyrics on the album. "Ass On Your Shoulders" is one of my least favourites. "Make It Hurt" makes up for that blunder, and then "What It Is" is a classic Neptune beat, and has an awesome chorus. "You Ain't F-ckin Wit Me" has an amazing beat, and Busta has pretty solid lyrics to go with it. The Flipmode squad stars on the next track "Match The Name With The Voice", and it's a great collaboration. "Bad Dreams" closes "Genesis" strongly, with Busta flowing well off the beat.
Overall, this is in my opinion one of Busta's best, with sensational production and great deliveries from Rhymes, which are consistent throughout the album. Highly recommended to any Busta Rhymes fan.