Busta Rhymes has
been tapped by Heineken to join the 2006 Amsterjam summer music mash-up festival.
Scheduled to take place Saturday, August 19th on New York's Randall's Island,
the Amsterjam will feature Rhymes performing his own solo set, as well as, a special
mash-up set with Latin supergroup Yerba Buena. The day-long festival will
also feature other mash-ups and solo sets by super-stars in rock, Hip-Hop and
Latin music including rap icon LL Cool J, who is set to mash-up with reggaeton
great Tego Calderón. Other headliners include legendary Rock &
Roll idols Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers who will collaborate with celebrated
platinum recording artists Foo Fighters. Last year’s Amsterjam festival
drew a crowd of 30,000 and included mash-ups between the Red Hot Chili Peppers
and Snoop Dogg, 311 and Wyclef Jean, Garbage and Peaches and Fat Joe and Hector
El Bambino. Rhymes recently released his 7th solo album, The Big Bang,
which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart. He
is currently planning "The Big Bang Tour," which is scheduled to kick
off later this summer.