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Rap Luminary Busta Rhymes Chooses Clive Davis' J Records
Contributed by: Mike Diamonds
Posted on: February 16, 2001 12:30 MST
Filed under: Rap

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New York, NY - Much sought-after multi-platinum rap star Busta Rhymes, one of the most recognizable stars of hip-hop has chosen Clive Davis' J Records as his new home. Busta Rhymes' career includes a history of chart-topping albums, smash singles (such as the multi-platinum "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check") and numerous high-profile movie roles. In addition to joining J Records as an artist, Busta Rhymes' also brings Flipmode Entertainment, his own record label that debuted with a gold-selling Flipmode Squad album last year.

Busta Rhymes comments, "The legacy of Clive Davis' leadership is undeniable and I respect him tremendously. What intrigued me most about going to J was that Clive believed in my vision as a whole. It wasn't about being in the Busta Rhymes business -for him it was about being in business with Busta Rhymes. What more could I ask for?"

Clive Davis states, "To me, Busta Rhymes is the quintessential rap star. His charisma, presence and persona are electrifying. All of us at J Records are appropriately amped!"

Brooklyn-born Busta Rhymes is rap music's most distinctive personality whose unique creativity, complexity and rapid-fire delivery has fashioned a career rampant with success. In 1990, at the age of seventeen, Busta co-founded the Leaders of the New School, a group highly respected in the hip-hop underground for their Afrocentric philosophy and hard-edged style. As a solo artist for the first time in 1995, Busta's ascent to stardom began with breakthrough guest performances on A Tribe Called Quest's classic "Scenario," a remix of Craig Mack's "Flava in Ya Ear," not to mention a role in John Singleton's film Higher Learning. Signed to Elektra Records, Busta Rhymes first solo debut, The Coming, proved a huge hit with the single "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check" which became a Top Ten single. Three more in Busta's epic album series followed which include When Disaster Strikes (which debuted at number three in 1997), E.L.E.-The Final World Front and his most recent platinum record Anarchy. Additionally, Busta Rhymes recently appeared on the silver screen in the remake of "Shaft."
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