Busta Rhymes’ Big Bang Expected To Top Charts Next Week

Busta Rhymes new album

The Big Bang hit stores on June 14 and after two days on the shelves, reports

stated the rapper’s 7th solo album is on pace to debut at #1 on Billboard’s

Top 200 album chart next week.

The album, which

critics are hailing as Rhymes’ best work to date is on pace to sell over 250,000

copies during its first week on the shelves.

The Big Bang

features collaborations with Raekwon, Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry, Q-Tip, Missy

Elliott and musical icons Stevie Wonder and the late Rick James.

Busta has attributed

the album’s success to the creative freedom has was afforded on his new label,

Aftermath/Interscope Records.

"[I was] able

to talk about s**t I aint never been able to talk about and do it with somebody

[Dr. Dre] who really knows how to bring the best out of the s**t that I wanted

to talk about," Busta Rhymes told AllHipHop.com. "I aint never really

been on a label where I can just do that. I was always on labels where I could

make records that was easier for them to get radio spins instead of making albums

that was special."

In addition to

Dr. Dre, The Big Bang also features production by Timbaland, G-Unit’s

Sha Money XL, will.I.am, Green Lantern, Jay Dilla and Swizz Beatz, who produced

the album’s first single "Touch It," which rocketed to #1 on Billboard’s

Hip-Hop/R&B Singles chart.

"I would try

to put that type of shit in those albums, but they [former labels] couldn’t

do nothing with it, so people got to know me only for the things they were capable

of doing things with, the high energy party records, the wild out records, the

animated records," Rhymes continued. "If it wasn’t them kind of songs,

they didn’t get no love. It stagnated the kind of records people were able to

hear from me."

The second single,

"I Love My Chick" featuring Kelis, will be featured in two separate

commercials for Verizon Wireless that will air later this month.

The spots will

promote and market mobile music products such as full album downloads and ringbacks.

In related news,

Rhymes recently filmed the video for "New York S**t" which features

Slick Rick, Wu-Tang Clan, Big Daddy Kane, and Rakim.

The video will

also highlight excerpts from Rhymes recent performance at Hot 97’s Summer Jam.

Rhymes is currently

planning The Big Bang Tour, which is scheduled to kick off later this summer.

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