He was positively buzzing with excitement from the moment he entered the set. “I met Snoop Dogg,” he said excitedly. “I visited with Snoopy upstairs.”
“It’s not Snoopy,” David Letterman corrected.
“Did you notice anything unusual going on up there?” David Letterman asked of his time with the rapper.
Busta Rhymes details his long journey being part of hip-hop culture inside RESPECT. Magazine.
Busta touches on the ego problem which manifested inside Leaders Of The New School — Charlie Brown competing with him for shine. Busta goes into being forced to move his baby mom into his mother’s place, handling the responsibility of writing a full song, and the jump-start of his solo career.
Busta on tackling the obstacle of making a solo album:
I was confused about how to approach the solo album. And at the time, I think Low End Theory was screaming in the streets. Q-Tip came to L.A. and was whippin’ around in a 300 CE coupe, white with tan ragtop, convertible. He was like, “Book a studio, get the SP12 and a keyboard, and I’m-a come in there and make some beats, and we gonna create something.” And I’m telling him, “I don’t know what the fuck we gonna create. I ain’t got shit written.” He was like, “Don’t worry about it. Just go in the booth and whatever come off your head, we’ll try to figure it out.”
I get in the booth and I’m like, “Yo, yo, yo, yo, Busta Rhymes flipping, ni*gas must be tripping, people do not understand, yo, yo, yo, craps in the ground, more and more sound, oh, oh, sh-sh-sh*t natural disasters, yes, I got too old with my masters.” That was the freestyle randomly. The reason I kept it as a skit on The Coming was because that was my defining moment. It gave me confidence—knowing I was going into a situation for the first time in total control.
The “Woo Hah!!” record came out and that was it. The tax bracket changed. Living conditions changed. The kids were good. It was the happiest thing in the world. The first thing I did with my bread was tell my mother she ain’t gotta work for nobody anymore.
The new issue of Rolling Stone – on stands and online features a deep interview with Rihanna in which she talks to Josh Eells about her difficult upbringing, the endless rumors about her relationships and why she agreed to let a judge ease the restraining order against Chris Brown. “That’s my decision,” she says. “It doesn’t mean we’re gonna make up, or even talk again. It just means I didn’t want to object to the judge.”
Other highlights from the story:
• Rihanna’s hit single “S&M” is semi-autobiographical. “Being submissive in the bedroom is really fun,” she says. “You get to be a little lady, to have somebody be macho and in charge of your sh*t. That’s fun to me…I like to be spanked. Being tied up is fun. I like to keep it spontaneous. Sometimes whips and chains can be overly planned – you gotta stop, get the whip from the drawer downstairs. I’d rather have him use his hands.”
Although, the Cavaliers is still currently the worst team in the NBA, they managed to get grab a big win over the Miami Heat 102-90 on Tuesday night. This makes Cleveland 1-3 against the Heat this 2010-2011 season.
Cleveland got the win it wanted most.
Take that, LeBron.
Despite blowing a 23-point lead, the Cavs battled back to beat the Miami Heat 102-90 on Tuesday night, getting a small dose of satisfaction against James, the franchise’s biggest star who was making his second homecoming visit to Cleveland since bolting last summer.
TMZ reports, Jim Jones was arrested today for driving on a suspended license.
As predicted, Chris Brown achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as “F.A.M.E.” bows atop the tally with 270,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.
“F.A.M.E.” is his fourth top 10 album, following his self-titled debut (No. 2, 2005), “Exclusive” (No. 4, 2007) and “Graffiti” (No. 7, 2009). “F.A.M.E.’s” start also marks the singer’s second-best sales week — only “Exclusive’s” 294,000 bow was bigger.
Previously: Chris Brown performs on Dancing With The Stars