Stat Quo opens up about Aftermath has an interview with Stat Quo, where he opens up about the situation at Aftermath Records.


Would you recommend that other artists sign to Aftermath after your experience?

If you don’t want to put an album out you should sign to Aftermath but if you want to actually put a record out you shouldn’t. You know what Aftermath is good for? It’s good for artist development. They develop artists good but as far as putting product out, I wouldn’t advise any artists signing over there. Look at it. Marsha is at Aftermath. Is there any question that Marsha is dope? There’s no question that she’s dope. Where’s her album? It ain’t coming out! She’s already been successful with Floetry. It ain’t even coming out. It’s not even rap. It’s some other shit. Bishop Lamont, is there any question that Bishop Lamont is dope? No! That’s why Busta Rhymes isn’t on there because that album wasn’t going to come out over there. 50’s going to come out because 50 can. Em can.

Basically all of these artists that are over there, they’re all dope and they are good artists. Going all the way back to The Hitmen, is there any question that Rakim is one of the best rappers ever? Is there any question to that? No, but he didn’t get to put an album out. Look at what Busta Rhymes had to go through to get an album out. Game. A lot of people considered Game to be one of the best rappers. Do you realize that Game would have never put a record out if 50 Cent didn’t come through? Was Game not talented? No. Game was dope. He had been dope. Right? You never would have heard of game had it not been for Jimmy putting Game with 50. Jimmy Iovine made that move. You never would have heard of Game.

When I signed to Aftermath Dre had only mixed one of Game’s records. Now when Jimmy put Game with 50, Game was the king of the West Coast, right? It don’t be about how talented artists are. It don’t have nothing to do with talent. It has everything to do with the inner circle. 50 was hot and then it was okay and then that went bad and Game was out of here. That’s how that went down. One of the head dudes, one of the big dogs, wanted him out so he got Bishop Lamont. Bishop’s incredible! It’s sad over there. It’s sad. Marsha from Floetry, she wrote all these big hits and this girl is not going to come out.

That’s sad as fuck. That shit’s sad, dog. Come on, man. Do you know how many songs Marsha has wrote? Do you know how much dope shit she has done? Come on, bro. They don’t tell you what shit is. Shit is absolutely insane. I could go down the list going all the way back to H&R Block. I can go down the list. There’s countless crews that signed and never got their chance and when they left Dre they couldn’t pick up the pieces and keep it moving to do their own thing. But the difference between them and me is that I don’t have a fear of that regime. I don’t fear the regime. I don’t fear what they have going on. I am still a made man. They won’t make me worse off or break me. I don’t see that as my end or my beginning. I just see that as my past.

Read the interview after the jump…

BUT, 2009 is shaping up to be Aftermath’s year with huge singles from 50 Cent and Eminem…


50 Cent – I Get It In (Produced by Dr. Dre – off “Before I Self Destruct”)

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Eminem feat. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent – Crack A Bottle

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Arabs niet blij met Arab Money

Busta Rhymes‘ new song “Arab Money” continues to be a lightning rod for controversy, with one UK DJ being suspended after playing the Quran-sampling track on the radio. Steve “Smooth” Sutherland was suspended from his popular show after the song’s broadcast resulted complaints from listeners. In the song’s chorus, the first chapter of the Quran is sung and sampled, which is against strict Arab law dictating that singing a Quran verse in combination with music is prohibited. “I really only respect the Arab culture,” Rhymes said in a recent interview. “I ain’t really trying to pay no attention to, ya know, these little people in political positions and executive positions that ain’t Arab culture oriented people because a lot of the times, what are you really showing all of this concern for?” Busta will entangle Diddy, Lil Wayne, Akon and T-Pain in the controversy as well when the “Arab Money” remix drops soon.

Een woordvoerder van Galaxy FM;

“I can confirm that a track called Arab Money by Busta Rhymes was broadcast on Saturday 29th November at 9.58pm. A number of complaints have been received about the lyrics in the song and so both the DJ and his producer have been suspended pending further enquiries. Meanwhile Galaxy apologies for any offense caused.”

Busta Rhymes zei eerder;

Sometimes, people like to twist things. We ain’t mockin’ the culture. we ain’t tryin’ to be disrespectful. Ain’t no racism going on right here. If you listen to the song, you see that we are actually acknowledging the fact that the Arabian culture, a middle East culture is one of the few cultures that value passing down hard work riches that’s been built amongst the family. It would be nice if a lot of other cultures did the same thing. I would like for it to be like that in my culture where we could build things to the point where we got so much that we don’t need to rely on other cultures to contribute majorly in a financial way, or in whatever other way, to societies, communities or whatever governments we might live in. So, we are actually biggin’ up the culture. At the end of the day, I want to be like that. I think a lot of us want to be like that.


Busta Rhymes – Arab Money Remix (Behind The Scenes)

Gaat het nu weer langer dan een maand duren voordat deze clip er is?
Want ik ben al bijna klaar met deze remix, laat staan het originele nummer…

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Busta Rhymes feat. Ron Browz – Arab Money

Was het ’t wachten waard?

The Making of Arab Money Remix Part 1

Diddy & Busta Rhymes vs. T-Pain & Akon

Er is dus gewoon budget vrijgekomen zodat Busta T-Pain en Akon kon krijgen voor de remix i.p.v. budget ass Ron Browz?

De remix (met naast de mannen uit het filmpje Ron Browz, Swizz Beats en Lil’ Wayne) zou vandaag moeten verschijnen…

UPDATE: De remix is hier te downloaden. De NO DJ versie volgt snel.



Busta Rhymes feat. Ron Browz – Arab Money (Behind The Scenes)

Rik Cordero in the house!
De fake Kim Kardashian is ook gespot…

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Arab Halloween

Busta doet er alles aan om z’n nieuwe single  Arab Money te promoten, maar waar blijft de clip?





Busta Rhymes – Arab Money

Met Big Boy’s Neighborhood

De echte clip is op komst!

I’m (almost) back…

… en ik kan jullie mededelen dat er een paar hele gruwelijke videoclips aan zitten te komen.

Last weekend in Atlanta, it felt like there were more rappers teaming up to do videos than were going to the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

DJ Khaled and Ace Hood shot a video for the “Let’s Ride” remix in the same location and at the same time as Busta Rhymes started collecting cameos for his “Arab Money” clip. Later that night in the A, Jeezy rolled out the red carpet for friends such as Rick Ross, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Ice Cube, W.C., Busta Rhymes, Young Buck and Khaled on the set of “Who Dat.” 

“Shout to Jeezy,” Khaled said after filming his guest spot. “I’m a big fan of Jeezy, and that’s my brother. He’s one of those big boys in the game. He’s shooting a video today, and even if we wasn’t in it, we would have came down just to support. We in his ‘hood. We wanna show that support. We got in the video, and that’s a blessing. Jeezy is on all my albums, and he always supports me. We make great music, and he’s a real dude.”

“He’s like a brother from another mother,” Buck said of Jeezy. “We go way back, from the streets to the raps. We keep our thing real solid. He does his thing, and I show up. I do my thing, and he shows up…. In the A, they know when they see Jeezy move, they see Buck around a lot. The way it was in the streets, we keep it the same way in the rap world.”

“It was a big deal shootin’ this video ‘cause Fab came through, and we’re already cool. … Same thing with Busta; we were already cool,” said Shawty Redd, the track’s producer. “The biggest thing was seeing Ice Cube say my name on the track. I had wanted to meet him for a long time, so it was a moment I’ll remember. It was a big thing for all the artists to come support and say my name in the video and support the movement with Jeezy.

“Man, after all these years of hard work, it’s a great feeling to have all these major artists come out and appreciate the work I’ve been doin’ in the game,” he added.

Jeezy co-directed the video. Young said “Who Dat” definitely won’t be the last clip we see from the heralded Recession LP.

‘Crazy World’ is next week,” Jeezy said. “I’mma be real: I think I’mma shoot a video for every song on my album. I ain’t got nothing to do. I’m bored. I’ll just shoot a couple of videos.”

The very next day, Jeezy came down to Ice Cube’s video set for “I Got My Locs On,” another clip shot in Atlanta.


Busta Rhymes – Arab Money

Busta is dus weg bij Aftermath/Interscope en zit nu bij Universal Motown.
Hij is druk bezig om z’n album B.O.M.B. (Back On My Bullshit) af te ronden en dit schijnt de eerste single te zijn…
Persoonlijk vind ik het nummer best wel OK, maar een beetje een tegenvaller voor een Busta Rhymes single… I need animated Busta!!!


Via: NahRight

Busta Rhymes recently confirmed his exit from Aftermath/Interscope Records during an interview on New York’s Hot 97 this past weekend.

Reports of Busta leaving the label and signing with Universal/Motown Records surfaced last week.

The reports claimed that a rift between Busta and Interscope honcho Jimmy Iovine caused the rapper to exit the label.  Busta had also been unhappy with the repeated delay of his album titled Blessed.

Busta revealed to Hot 97 that despite his departure from Aftermath, he is still in good standing with Dr. Dre.  The rapper also revealed that his upcoming album will be titled B.O.M.B.

“The name of the album is called B.O.M.B. December 9th.  Flipmode. Universal Motown. And B.O.M.B. is the acronym for Back On My Bullsh*t,” Busta said.