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Busta Rhymes speaks on “Tha Carter IV”

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

On Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne reached out to a couple of artists he had not worked with in a long time. Lil Wayne last worked with Busta Rhymes on Tha Carter III. With a three year gap in collaborations, Lil Wayne was able to land Busta Rhymes for the “Outro.”

Busta Rhymes was excited to be a part of Tha Carter IV. With the album being the biggest hip hop album of 2011, Busta Rhymes knew he would benefit. However, Busta Rhymes had no idea how big of a role he would play on the album.

Usually, when an artist releases an album, they are the first and last voice a listener hears. The exception was on Jay-Z’s Hard Knock Life album, when Memphis Bleek rapped the “Intro.” A new exception is on Tha Carter IV when Busta Rhymes has the last verse on the “Outro,” which is a posse cut.

Speaking on this, Busta Rhymes said he was surprised that the song ended that way. Busta Rhymes had no idea Lil Wayne was going to end the album in that manner. Because he, Nas, Shyne, and Lil Wayne did not record the track together, Busta Rhymes had no idea he would be at the very end.

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