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Thursday, October 9, 2008
Throwback Thursdays: Busta Rhymes - What's It Gonna Be?! (1999)
Featuring Janet Jackson. Busta Rhymes crossed my mind recently, and I thought it would be a good look to include him in Throwback Thursdays. I was originally going to use the video for "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See," but enough has already been said about that one. This video right here, on the other hand, happens to be a song that a lot of people tend to forget about when they remember Busta's past work.
Personally, I loved both this song and this video. The graphics were really cool, the beat was amazing, Busta killed it, and, most importantly, Janet Jackson is in the video. I'm not sure if the closeup at the 2:17 mark was necessary, but I appreciated it nonetheless.
You know, everyone is familiar with Busta Rhymes, but for whatever reason, he isn't usually mentioned among the legends of the game. I think maybe he should be, since he's been around since 1996 and he's getting ready to drop his eighth solo album this December. Over the past 12 years, he's evolved from basically an eccentric goofball to someone with legitimate lyrical skill.
Although, it seems he may be headed back to the old Busta. I love the guy either way.