Busta Rhymes, who has had fans patiently waiting for his new album, has decided to drop The Chemo. In an interview with Billboard.com, the emcee spoke on the album, the title, and why the industry may need his help to recover.
"I called the album 'The Chemo' because it seems like the industry and music overall is dying slowly," he said. "The cancer that's stricken the business is killing the music, not only from a business standpoint, but also the value of the content and the creativity behind it. I just want to start the first stage of chemotherapy treatment that needs to take place and hopefully inspire others to do their part and contribute to different stages of the cure," he noted.
Rhymes also added that he was pleased to see fellow artists like Jay-Z, Drake and Jadakiss release note worthy albums in 2009.
Earlier this year, Busta added more on the meaning behind the title of his new album through his blog.
"We're coming to kill the cancer in music. I ain't trying to offend anybody... We gotta re-establish the understanding that the perspective of Hip Hop is to make music that always felt undeniable and unprecedented and we set a standard. And we always made sure we supplied the demand of being the ultimate cutting-edge form of entertainment that we always have and will always be. We always did a good job at doing that," he said when letting fans know of the album title.
Chris Brown, Diddy and Wyclef are all set to be guest stars on the album. In a recent entry in his blog, Busta let fans know that they can send beats in to be featured on the album, also.
His album, The Chemo will be released on Flipmode/Universal Motown in the first quarter of 2010.