Thu 20 Dec 2012
Busta Rhymes is preparing to let some bombs go on Friday with the release of The Conglomerate’s Catastrophic mixtape. Late last night, Shaheem Reid sent over an exclusive clip from a revealing sit-down he recently had with Busta. In the audio, we can hear the two discussing a remix from the upcoming tape where Bussa Buss reveals some intimate details about the video shoot for his and Janet’s unforgettable collabo “What’s It Gonna Be,” released on 1998’s Extinction Level Event. The single was huge on radio but the Hype Williams-directed video really created a moment in time. The animation used and the chemistry that they shared on set made the world stop, look and listen. Throughout the video, we see them get close multiple times with their body chemistry possibly telling a story. Busta says his remix to Kendrick and Drake’s “Poetic Justice” will tell us exactly what it was like to share those vibes with Ms. Jackson.
At the end of the day, that was record was about my experience with Janet when we did our video, when we did the record that she featured on for my Extinction Level Event project in ’98. And just my honest emotion when I experienced that… and encountered that phenomenal moment, rockin’ with Janet.
Listen to Busta explain it and watch the video after the jump…
“At this stage in my career and I ain’t really gotta nothing but be brutally honest in reference to being connected with the fans and also connected with my peers. At the end of the day, that record was about my experience with Janet when we did our video, when we did the the record we she featured on for my Extinction Level Event project in ’98. And just my honest emotion when I experienced that… and encountered that phenomenal moment, rockin’ with Janet. I just wanted to be sincere and honest with it, and just share it with the generation that wasn’t around to actually experience the “peak” hour of that moment when it first came.”