Busta Rhymes Unites The Great Houses On “Flipmode Squad Meets The Conglomerate”

Written by on October 18, 2018

Article written by: Mitch Findlay

In 1996, Busta Rhymes dropped off the legendary posse cut “Flipmode Squad Meets Def Squad,” which essentially united two like-minded crews for a golden-era banger; the track featured contributions from Jamal, Rampage, Redman, Keith Murray, Busta Rhymes, Lord Have Mercy, and more. Now, Busta Rhymes has revisited the formula nearly twenty-years later, this time combining the talents of his squadrons past-and-present: the former Flipmode Squad and the current Conglomerate. While some might take this one for granted, older fans will no doubt enjoy seeing Busta Rhymes once again trading bars with the likes of Spliff Starr and Rah Digga. 

On the near-seven-minute banger, Busta Rhymes, O.T. Genasis, J-Doe, Trillian, Aaron Cooks, Rampage, Rah Digga, Spliffstar, Baby Sham and Prayah hold with down with a verse apiece. The production is immediately evocative of the Flipmode sound, with an ominous, near-medieval sounding riff paired with some old-school, boom-bap percussion. Rest assured that Busta held it down on his Dungeon Dragon sh*t for this one, a welcome sight to be sure. Peep this one now, especially if you’re seeking a gateway to days gone by.

Quotable Lyrics

Trying to defeat the God’s unimaginable, 
Cause I’ma fuck n***s up unfathomable
Taurus two horned rhymes, God damn I’m a bull
Damn my n****s ran when I’m blammin’ the musket

– Busta

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