Busta Rhymes is the epitome of what a legacy artist should be.
Promo? He on it. Passion? He got it. Performance? It’s Busta.
And now Perseverance can be added, as the 48-year-old hitmaker has used the same energy to put out a competitive album in 2020, eleven years after his last studio project dropped, in addition to making sure that his Physique was just as tight.
The “Woo hah!” emcee drops Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God on October 30 but has clearly dropped a few pounds also.
On Instagram, he posted two before and after images to show just how serious he is about getting back in this game and delivering some serious (as he calls it) buss a## on the industry.
He captioned, “DON’T EVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF!! LIFE BEGINS RIGHT NOW!!! MY DEDICATION IS DIFFERENT!! I WOULD NEVER PUT OUT AN ALBUM AND NOT BE IN THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE!! I RESPECT MYSELF TOO MUCH AND I RESPECT Y’ALL TOO MUCH!!! I’M ONLY HERE TO INSPIRE!! #ELE2THEWRATHOFGOD DROPPIN’ 10.30.20 👀👀👀👀”
Busta Rhymes went on to thank his coach and team for supporting him through this journey.
“Thank you coach @victormunoz_proedge Thank you Legend @mrolympia08 Thank you King @kaigreene Thank you Icon @dominicandominator & @chefdeliche”
This epic revelation invokes another “p” word, “Priceless,” and makes a profound statement about ageism in Hip-Hop.
Days before, Atlanta rapper T.I. made light of the rap icon’s call out for a Verzuz battle. T.I. mocked Busta’s suggestion by claiming that the two were in different generations, essentially calling Bussa Bus old.
But with this post, he shows that age is really a mindset and has nothing to do with Productivity, being Plaudit, or having those Popular hits that it takes to win the battle.
Age simply shows that Busta has the discipline to come back and bypass all those who have been holding his spot until his return.
Bus, we are rocking with you and wish that our abs could look that great! One last “p” word … Props … Infinite Props.