Genesis (Busta Rhymes album)

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Genesis
Studio album by Busta Rhymes
Released November 13, 2001
Recorded 2000-2001
Genre Hip hop
Length 74:15
Label Flipmode, J
Producer Busta Rhymes (executive), The Neptunes, Just Blaze, Pete Rock, J Dilla, Dr. Dre, Nottz, Scott Storch
Busta Rhymes chronology
Anarchy
(2000)
Genesis
(2001)
It Ain't Safe No More...
(2002)
Singles from Genesis
  1. "What It Is"
    Released: 2001
  2. "Break Ya Neck"
    Released: August 25, 2001
  3. "As I Come Back"
    Released: 2002
  4. "Pass the Courvoisier, Part II"
    Released: February 12, 2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (77/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (favorable)[3]
Billboard (favorable)[4]
Drowned in Sound (9/10)[5]
Entertainment Weekly B[6]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[7]
NME (6/10)[8]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[9]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[10]
The Village Voice (favorable)[11]

Genesis is the fifth studio album by Busta Rhymes. The album was released on November 13, 2001, by Flipmode Records and J Records.[12] The fourth single from the album, "Pass the Courvoisier", peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100. It was included at the end of the album on some later pressings (on which "Ass On Your Shoulders" was removed due to playing time restrictions). The album debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 185,000 copies.[13] It later sold 1 million domestic copies and certified platinum by RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro" (Performed by Busta Rhymes & Clive Davis) Nottz 2:48
2. "Everybody Rise Again"   Just Blaze 4:13
3. "As I Come Back"   The Neptunes 3:19
4. "Shut 'Em Down 2002"   Pete Rock 2:55
5. "Genesis"   Jay Dee 3:56
6. "Betta Stay Up in Your House" (Feat. Rah Digga) Yogi 3:18
7. "We Got What You Want"   Just Blaze 3:51
8. "Truck Volume"   Dr. Dre 3:35
9. "Pass the Courvoisier" (Feat. Diddy) Nottz 4:36
10. "Break Ya Neck"   Dr. Dre, Scott Storch 3:51
11. "Bounce (Let Me See Ya Throw It)"   Mel-Man 3:19
12. "Holla"   Dr. Dre 4:34
13. "Wife In Law" (Feat. Jaheim) Diamond D 4:03
14. "Ass on Your Shoulders" (Feat. Kokane) Battlecat 4:42
15. "Make It Hurt"   Jay Dee 3:23
16. "What It Is" (Feat. Kelis) The Neptunes 3:38
17. "There's Only One" (Feat. Mary J. Blige) Michaelangelo 4:23
18. "You Ain't Fuckin' wit Me"   Michaelangelo 3:27
19. "Match the Name with the Voice" (Feat. Flipmode Squad) Just Blaze 5:59
20. "Bad Dreams"   Nottz 3:17
Total length:
74:15
Samples
  • "Intro Part Two: Dolemite Interlude" contains a sample from "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert.
  • "As I Come Back" contains a sample from "Scenario" by A Tribe Called Quest.
  • "Shut 'Em Down 2002" contains a sample from "Shut Em Down" by Public Enemy.
  • "Genesis" contains a sample from "Cosmic Mind Affair" by Acqua Fragile.
  • "Betta Stay Up in Your House" contains a sample from "Eddie You Should Know Better" by Curtis Mayfield.
  • "Pass the Courvoisier" contains a sample from "Easy Come Easy Go / Hold De Mota Down" by Odyssey.
  • "Break Ya Neck" contains a sample from "Give It Away" by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • "Match the Name With the Voice" contains a sample from "The Streets of San Francisco" by Patrick Williams.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[14] 7
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[15] 2
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[16] 27
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 58

References[edit]

  1. ^ ethanliu (2013-06-20). "Reviews for Genesis by Busta Rhymes". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  2. ^ Bradley Torreano (2001-11-13). "Genesis - Busta Rhymes". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  3. ^ Rabin, Nathan (2001-11-27). "Busta Rhymes: Genesis". Avclub.com. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  4. ^ Billboard - Google Boeken. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  5. ^ Nettleton, Chris (2002-03-24). "Album Review: Busta Rhymes - Genesis". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  6. ^ Venable, Malcolm (2001-12-07). "Genesis Review". Entertainment Weekly. p. 104. Archived from the original on 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  7. ^ "No Doubt's in the Mood to Dance; Mobb Deep Feels Like Fighting". Articles.latimes.com. 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  8. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Busta Rhymes : Genesis". Nme.Com. 2002-03-15. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  9. ^ "CG: busta rhymes". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  10. ^ "Rolling Stone : Busta Rhymes: Genesis : Music Reviews". Web.archive.org. 2002-01-02. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  11. ^ Harry Allen (2002-01-15). "Alien". Village Voice. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  12. ^ "Genesis: Busta Rhymes: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  13. ^ "Creed Makes It Two In A Row At No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  14. ^ "Busta Rhymes Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Busta Rhymes. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  15. ^ "Busta Rhymes Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Busta Rhymes. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  16. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  17. ^ "Busta Rhymes | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 24, 2013.

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