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://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fintro%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255620490%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. It Ain't Safe No Morehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fit-aint-safe-no-more%252Fid255620488%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. What Do You Do When You're Brandedhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fwhat-do-you-do-when-youre%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255620828%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Call the Ambulancehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcall-the-ambulance%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255620837%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. We Goin' to Do It to Yahttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fwe-goin-to-do-it-to-ya%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255620846%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. What Uphttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fwhat-up%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255620848%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Turn Me Up Somehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fturn-me-up-some%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255620949%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Make It Claphttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-it-clap%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255620963%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Take It Off, Pt. 2http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fit-aint-safe-no-more%252Fid255620488%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Taste Ithttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Ftaste-it%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255621268%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Hey Ladieshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fhey-ladies%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255621276%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. I Know What You Wanthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fi-know-what-you-want%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255621344%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Riothttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Friot%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255621370%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Hophttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fhop%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255621383%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. Togetherhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Ftogether%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255621401%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. Struttin' Like a G.O.D.http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fstruttin-like-a-g-o-d%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255621485%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  17. The Struggle Will Be Losthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-struggle-will-be-lost%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255621683%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  18. Till It's Gonehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Ftill-its-gone%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255621876%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  19. Make It Clap [Remix][*]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-it-clap%252Fid255620488%253Fi%253D255622208%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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