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Busta Rhymes In The Place To Be (Elite XC)

(Whoo-ha, bitches. Whoo-ha indeed.)

This morning I woke up, drank my coffee, checked my email, and became suddenly concerned that perhaps I’d wandered into a time warp. Was it 1996? Had I slipped through some tear in the space-time fabric? If not, then how do you explain this email from Elite XC:

Multi-platinum rap music star Busta Rhymes will bring his unique brand of hip-hip to the Prudential Center on May 31st at MMA’s (Mixed Martial Arts) first primetime television event on the CBS Television Network.

Performing the track “Don’t Touch Me (Throw Some Water On ‘Em)” from his upcoming Interscope Records release “Blessed,” Rhymes will set the stage for up-and-coming MMA heavyweight contender Brett Rogers’ bout against John Murphy at the milestone event, “CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS.”

My first reaction was, are you shitting me? But as I read on it became clear that Elite XC was not, in fact, shitting me at all. Busta Bust will be in full effect on Saturday night.

The thing about fighters coming out to live music is it usually seems like a better idea than it actually is. Then again, if anyone can pull it off, it would have to be someone who is animated like, say, a Busta Rhymes.

Those of you who don’t care for the whole hip-hop/nightclub feel of earlier Elite XC promotions and were hoping that CBS might curtail some of that, you’re about to be disappointed. Then again, if you don’t like Busta I can only assume that you did not come of age in the nineties, otherwise you would have an irrational affection for him that you find yourself still unable to explain lo these many years later.


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NealTaflinger- May 28, 2008 at 11:47 pm
Makes me nostalgic for a time when at least some mainstream hip hop was more than a minstrel show.
Trippin Ninja- May 28, 2008 at 7:04 pm
I was showing my girlfriend all of Busta's music videos on youtube just the other day. It brought back some great memories because Busta was some hot shit back in high school (class of '99). He was a nice change from the gangsta rap that the 90s was full of. "Dangerous" and "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" were and still are great tracks. Got to agree with douchebaggery too, his knight rider remix was awesome.

Assuming he comes out as his usual self I think Busta's energy on stage will mix well with an event like this.
Krezer- May 28, 2008 at 5:54 pm
Please tell me that Elite XC didn't make the spelling error of "hip hip". Or, ever worse, that's what they thought hip hop is actually called.
douchebaggery- May 28, 2008 at 4:52 pm
I loved his sampling of the knight rider theme and his mad hatter chic. he was good in the "flava in ya ear" remix as well
hhhwhat- May 28, 2008 at 4:49 pm
I heard Hannah Montana was doing Gina Carano's walk in song.
Noah- May 28, 2008 at 3:48 pm
Ya ya yaa ya ya, WOO-HA!
mayhem420- May 28, 2008 at 3:45 pm
Unless he comes out with Tribe Called Quest it will suck.
Captain Popetastic- May 28, 2008 at 3:31 pm
I guess it depends on what you consider coming of age in the 90s. I was 16 in 1999, and I despised Busta Rhymes and rap in general--still do.