Coinciding with next week's release of Year of The Dragon , this 20 minute mini-doc on Busta Rhymes comes your way via Google Play. With a bulk of the interviews happening at this year's Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival ( where Busta reunited with Leaders of the New School ), various folks close to the rambunctious MC reflect on his past (Spliff Star recalls Busta's early rap/reggae rhyme style and time spent drummin' and breakdancin' as a kid) and articulate why he has had such a storied career (says ATCQ's Phife Dawg: "He has dope albums, he has a better stage show than most and his cadences, different flows and energy are second to none."). Busta himself talks about listening to Kool DJ Red Alert on WHBI as a youngin and making pause tapes of Cold Crush and Force MC's, his move to Long Island from East Flatbush BK, being inspired by a Dana Dane show, the formation of L.O.N.S., how Chuck D gave him his name, and the making of "Scenario." All that, plus a look at his successful solo career.
Phife: "He's always been in a class by himself. Hence, the reason when he does cameos on records, he always goes last. Period. Because you know he's goin' to steal the show."
[Via Nah Right ]