Busta Rhymes f/ Eminem “Calm Down”
We were waiting for July 1st but this week’s big rap track is a full day early as Busta Rhymes & Eminem‘s “Calm Down” can be heard below, and to my pleasant surprise, producer Scoop DeVille samples the House of Pain party classic “Jump Around”.
As if there was anything else that would have made you press play…
Both Busta & Em rap extra long verses over a 5 minute track, seemingly without breathing. That I expected, though I just wish they traded verses since they’re bar for bar 2 of the quickest flows in the game. Structure knock aside, Busta starts off the song strong and his verse from beginning to end is real solid. Eminem’s verse follows suit and has a Slim Shady style delivery, complete with various celebrity references too. None of ‘em really fall flat and to top it off, it’s one of the best conclusions to an Eminem verse in a minute too. Look for “Calm Down” on Busta’s upcoming album, E.L.E. 2.
UPDATE: Here is a pretty cool trailer for “Calm Down”. Watch before the song!