Thursday, September 18, 2008

Busta Rhymes Rumored to Sign With Universal/Motown

Numerous sources are reporting that Busta Rhymes has moved from Aftermath/Interscope to Universal/Motown. In July, rumors of a heated exchange between Busta and Interscope President Jimmy Iovine began circulating via [click to read]. At the time, neither Busta's management team at Violator or representatives from Interscope would officially comment on the matter. Less than a week later, Busta Rhymes would tell The Boston Herald's Chris Faraone that the album would in fact be released via Aftermath/Interscope [click to read].

News that Busta would release another Aftermath project originally started in October of 2007, when the heralded emcee told Rolling Stone an album entitled Back On My BS was to be released on Dec. 4 [click to read]. Interscope released the lead single "We Made It," which peaked at no. 47 on Billboard's Pop 100 chart. The album's title was later changed to Blessed, and a second single, "Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water On 'Em)," was released.

Nile Ivey, of, reports representatives from Aftermath/Interscope have confirmed that Busta Rhymes is no longer on the label. If and when Universal/Motown confirms the news it will, reunite Busta with Sylvia Rhone. Rhone, who currently serves as Motown's president, signed Busta Rhymes to his first solo deal on Elektra Records. No release date has been set for Busta's eighth LP, Blessed.


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