The Big Bang

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  • Summary: Missy Elliott, will.i.am, Nas, and Stevie Wonder are among the guests on the veteran rapper's first effort in four years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. The album features a swaggering, minimalist confidence that's virtually impossible to ignore.
  2. Uncut
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    Rhymes hasn't sounded this energised in years. [Sep 2006, p.76]
  3. Busta has never sounded so mature.
  4. On this album, then, the bad news is the same as the good news: Busta Rhymes is still Busta Rhymes. Which means that this CD contains about a half-dozen songs so infectious that they obliterate all the rest.
  5. A treacherous, crashing disaster.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. flippedflipped
    Oct 22, 2006
    10
    easily album of the year! a classic!
  2. MaxW.
    May 15, 2008
    10
    Listin to this album. Great Dre beats with twisted lyrical schemes. get this album!!!
  3. ChrisS
    Dec 6, 2009
    10
    I love this album! huge busta rhymes fan!!!
  4. Imanl
    Jun 16, 2006
    7
    Whenever I get round to Summer Jam Busta Bust is always in the middle of the action and ALWAYS the most fun of all. But he seems to have not Whenever I get round to Summer Jam Busta Bust is always in the middle of the action and ALWAYS the most fun of all. But he seems to have not evolved one iota from that young man who dropped his drawers with Jay Z at P. Diddy's "Victory" gig at MSG. Therein lies the pleasure and the curse. Yet another This coule be "Extinction Level" or "When Disaster strikes".. its more of the gruff voiced super rap and I enjoy it and I love it the way I loved all those similar Ramones albums from waybacks. It's what I want and I'm glad to own it. Expand
  5. Apr 21, 2016
    6
    not among his strongest like his past work, but not his weakest either. few good gems off here i liked, but the rest were average. productionnot among his strongest like his past work, but not his weakest either. few good gems off here i liked, but the rest were average. production was ok on some. Expand
  6. bigmike
    Jul 4, 2006
    5
    after a 4 year wait,this album was disappointing. the touch it track was incredible leading me to believe the big bang was going to have my after a 4 year wait,this album was disappointing. the touch it track was incredible leading me to believe the big bang was going to have my head nodding like the previous records. the album is slow as hell and too many guest appearances. many hot tracks left off the album. stevie wonder a great artist along with rick james but a waste of tracks on a busta rhymes album. no wild enthusiasm. i understand there may never be another ele album but after the first two songs and the nas track i was uninterested. 3 out of 15. Expand
  7. ColbyS
    Jun 21, 2006
    0
    Rap just plain sucks. There is no music in this sad excuse for music. No musicians, no music. It's just that fucking simple, and this Rap just plain sucks. There is no music in this sad excuse for music. No musicians, no music. It's just that fucking simple, and this album blasts that out loud and proud. Expand

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