Genesis

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  • Summary: Busta's fourth solo album includes 20 new tracks produced by the likes of Dr. Dre, the Neptunes, and Pete Rock. Guest vocalists include P. Diddy, Mary J. Blige, and the Flipmode Squad.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Goes on a bit, predictably (20 tracks!), but only Jay-Z can match its highlights for party soundtrack of the year.
  2. Genesis happily trades profundity and depth (never Rhymes' strong points) for trunk-rattling bass and radio-ready hooks, and the results are surprisingly terrific.
  3. Uncut
    80
    Busta stampedes through a survey of current rap styles with boundless wit, energy and quality rhymes. [Mar 2002, p.96]
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    Despite a few monotonous moments, Genesis is an exciting ode to hydro and ho's. [7 Dec 2001, p.104]
  5. Remains in the tradition of his previous releases, offering a combination of witty rhymes and unforgettable hooks.
  6. Q Magazine
    60
    Patchy and sometimes plodding... but that gruff, urgent voice remains a potent instrument in the right setting. [Feb 2002, p.106]
  7. It's not exactly a convincing change of gears, nor is it particularly groundbreaking--unless you consider jamming as many four-letter words as possible into three minutes (on "As I Come Back") novel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. firstlast
    Aug 24, 2005
    10
    Flip Mode!
  2. jonask
    Sep 14, 2005
    10
    this is one of the best hip hop albums ever.
  3. PeteM
    Sep 14, 2005
    10
    It goes on and on on my cd player.
  4. Apr 21, 2016
    10
    loved the production and lyricism that busta rhymes displayed on here. the guests he had on here sound great with them. this is just as greatloved the production and lyricism that busta rhymes displayed on here. the guests he had on here sound great with them. this is just as great as his past albums. lot of stuff you can dance and nod your head to. Expand
  5. Jun 20, 2013
    10
    break ya neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeck! crazy beats, sick lyrics, harsh tones... what more can you ask for?!?!?
  6. marlinb
    Dec 10, 2001
    9
    i really was pleased with this cd , especially the humor in it . i thought it was very exiciting to feel like dancing again. instead of being i really was pleased with this cd , especially the humor in it . i thought it was very exiciting to feel like dancing again. instead of being seriously driven to shoot somebody. Expand