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E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
He's one of the most distinctive MCs around--he's taller, has funkier dreads, has great taste in samples (the Knight Rider theme), has a sense of history ("Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check" comes right from the Sugarhill Gan... more »
He's one of the most distinctive MCs around--he's taller, has funkier dreads, has great taste in samples (the Knight Rider theme), has a sense of history ("Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check" comes right from the Sugarhill Gang), and ooh, that growl. Ever since his days in Leaders of the New School--let's trace it back to his contribution to A Tribe Called Quest's classic posse cut "Scenario"--Busta's brought something special to the party. It's all there on Extinction Level Event: there's the Armageddon concept, the guest stars (Janet Jackson, Mystikal, Ozzy Osbourne), and a great soundscape to frame Busta's raps. Still, it feels like something's missing: there's no huge standout hit; the production, in the hands of someone like Timbaland, could be even better; and Busta's raps often feel like he's relying more on that voice rather than writing anything new. But it's hard to fault someone who, even with all his success, includes a skit where the B-boy gets reprimanded with the line, "Look, you played-out player, I don't need you--I got a vibrator." --Randy Silver
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Keith T. from FEDERAL WAY, WA
Reviewed on 8/31/2006...
Fine album, just an extra copy
One of Rap's darkest albums...
MrFly | 04/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"E.L.E. is arguably Busta's best album. With a concept (the end of the world) that is unheard of in mainstream/conventional Rap/Hip Hop, Busta schools us like a psychic history teacher. If you take one look at the cover of the album and then remember the recent events of the past couple of years, you'll know what I mean. From the diabolical Intro AKA There's Only One Year Left!! where destruction and peril is foreshadowed, to the dark and disturbing Outro AKA Burial Song, Busta has hit us with a concept album which usually hurts careers more than it helps, and pulls it off with flying colors. The tracks are generally hard hitting with lyrics that peirce and cut and sting, and typical Busta Rhymes production (you know when you hear a Busta Rhymes' song) to damage you car's audio system. A definite must have for any Busta fan, because it really shows that he is one of Rap's best.Best tracks (to me) are:
2. Everybody Rise (an Earth and speaker shattering track)
5. Tear Da Roof Off (Old School meets Busta Rhymes)
7. Just Give It To Me Raw (Oriental flavor, good track)
8. Do It To Death (crazy beat)
10. Gimme Some More (My favorite Busta track ever)
11. Iz They Wildin' Wit Us...(if you want to get a party hyped and hear some crazy air tight flows... this is the track for you)
13. Do The Bus A Bus (a good song to ride to)
14. Take It Off (Latin music meets Flipmode)
15. What's It Gonna Be (Janet really enhances this song)
17. What The F--- You Want!! (another crowd hyping song)
19. Burial Song (Outro)(what I listen to when I feel... upset)Basically, Busta has lost his mind."
Busta is the bomb
MrFly | 10/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yo this CD is the Bomb. All these song are great. I like Tear da roof off, gimme some more, party is goin' on over gere, do the bus a bus and what's it gonna be. he's the ***, keep doing what you doing Busta."