RELEASE
November 26, 2002
LABEL
Sbme Special Mkts.
GENRES
Rap, East Coast Rap, Hardcore Rap

Album Review

No matter whether the title's a reference to the increased risk of terrorism in Busta's hometown circa 2002 ("sh*t is crazy!") or to the fact that rap's most volatile and unpredictable personality is back and bigger than ever, It Ain't Safe No More continues in the vein of loose-cannon classics like 1997's When Disaster Strikes and 2001's Genesis. And when he's on, he's better than ever, too; the title track features a P-Funk singalong and a vivid, synth-heavy production over some of the tightest spitfire raps heard on any hip-hop LP of the new millennium. After a half-hearted melodrama called "What Do You Do When You're Branded," Busta returns to what he does best on "Call the Ambulance" -- incapacitating all comers with rhymes as hardcore as they are hilarious. "What Up" is half-Neptunes and half-Raymond Scott, and the single "Make It Clap" is just the latest classic Flipmode anthem. Except for a few overblown performances and quasi-epic productions, It Ain't Safe No More finds Busta Rhymes with the same sure grip on his distinctive personality.
John Bush, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Introhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/intro/id255620488?i=255620490&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. It Ain't Safe No Morehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/it-aint-safe-no-more/id255620488?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. What Do You Do When You're Brandedhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/what-do-you-do-when-youre/id255620488?i=255620828&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Call the Ambulancehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/call-the-ambulance/id255620488?i=255620837&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. We Goin' to Do It to Yahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/we-goin-to-do-it-to-ya/id255620488?i=255620846&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. What Uphttp://itunes.apple.com/album/what-up/id255620488?i=255620848&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Turn Me Up Somehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/turn-me-up-some/id255620488?i=255620949&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Make It Claphttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-it-clap/id255620488?i=255620963&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Take It Off, Pt. 2http://itunes.apple.com/album/it-aint-safe-no-more/id255620488?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Taste Ithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/taste-it/id255620488?i=255621268&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Hey Ladieshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hey-ladies/id255620488?i=255621276&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. I Know What You Wanthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/i-know-what-you-want/id255620488?i=255621344&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Riothttp://itunes.apple.com/album/riot/id255620488?i=255621370&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Hophttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hop/id255620488?i=255621383&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Togetherhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/together/id255620488?i=255621401&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Struttin' Like a G.O.D.http://itunes.apple.com/album/struttin-like-a-g-o-d/id255620488?i=255621485&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. The Struggle Will Be Losthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-struggle-will-be-lost/id255620488?i=255621683&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Till It's Gonehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/till-its-gone/id255620488?i=255621876&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Make It Clap [Remix][*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/make-it-clap/id255620488?i=255622208&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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