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African music has always set the tone for world music – Busta Rhymes 5/5/2011
American hiphop heavyweight, Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., widely known in music as Busta Rhymes has said the beats and rhythms of African music has since time immemorial set the tone for world music.

The star who recently rocked the opening show of the sixth season of the Big Brother Africa reality show - Big Brother Amplified - disclosed in an interview with Big Brother Africa journalists that the authenticity of Africa’s music sets it apart from the rest of the world.

He stated that, “I personally think that, what sets African music apart from the rest of the world is just the authenticity of the rhythm, the vibe and the energy and the overall spirit of the music.”

The rapper, songwriter, producer and actor added that, “I think that at the end of the day, the beat and the rhythm of African music I think pretty much sets the tone of all music and that what its been since the beginning of time.”

Aspire for greatness

Busta Rhymes, who started doing music at the age of 16 and shot into fame with his 1996 solo hit Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check from his platinum record album The Coming, said he has always aspired to be great – a key to what he is today.

“Greatness, that’s one thing I always aspire to accomplish in the current day and the future… just accomplishing every level of greatness that I can possibly acquire and accomplishing,” he revealed.

BusaBusss, as he is sometimes known, affirmed that, “I just want to always maximise every opportunity… maximise every situation,” in life.

The Flipmode general has several albums to his credit; The Coming (2006), When Disaster Strikes (2007), Extinction Level Event (Final World Front) (2008), Anarchy & Genesis (2000), It Aint Safe No More (2002),The Big Bang (2006) and Back on My B.S. (2009).

Busta Rhymes disclosed that he is looking forward to his new album which he said will be released around August 2011.

The optimistic Busta asserted that, the album is, “shaping up to be probably one of the phenomenal bodies of work of music that I have put together.”

Story by Ernest Dela Aglanu/Myjoyonline.com/Ghana

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