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Album: E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) 2: End of the World (2013)
Charted: 13

Songfacts®:

  • The second single off Busta Rhymes' E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) 2 album features veteran rapper Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest. In addition, Bussa Bus' Cash Money boss, Lil Wayne starts the track off with a few rapid-fire rhymes, whilst G.O.O.D. Music leader Kanye West inserts some ad-libs. Busta explained to MTV News that he wanted to stop feuds between the two rap star's labels. "There's been a lot of talk over the last year or two about conflict between G.O.O.D. Music and Young Money and Cash Money," the Brooklyn MC said. "I just wanted to put it to bed and create an eventful moment where me and [Lil] Wayne being Young Money/Cash Money on one team, Q-Tip and Kanye [West] be on another movement on G.O.O.D. Music, just showing that camaraderie and that alliance and just making it official on a real Hip Hop level."
  • Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip also recorded a collaborative mixtape titled The Abstract And The Dragon, which preceded the album's release. The two rappers have collaborated extensively throughout their careers, starting with the 1991 A Tribe Called Quest song "Scenario."
  • Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Q-Tip feature in the song's music video, which was helmed by Director X (Drake's "Worst Behavior," Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend"). A$AP Ferg and Mack Wilds also make guest appearances.
  • E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) 2 is a follow up to Busta Rhyme's 1998 LP E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front, which was influenced by popular disaster movies at the time such as Armageddon and Deep Impact.

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