A few weeks ago Busta Rhymes debuted his video for his new song “Twerk It” that shows off the Caribbean heritage he shares with Nicki Minaj.
Now the Brooklyn MC is back with the remix, and the appearances are crazy. Busta Rhymes’ “Twerk It” remix features T.I, Neyo, Jeremiah, French Montana and Vybz Kartel, who somehow has contributed a verse from behind bars.
“Twerk It” is the first single from Busta’s upcoming album E.L.E. 2 and it has been getting significant airplay. We expect the remix to do the same. Everyone kills their individual verses and of course it’s always good to hear new music from Jamaica’s self proclaimed “World Boss,” Vybz Kartel.
Busta had told the press that he was working on the “Twerk It” remix, and that it would include Kartel. However, until now, people thought he was just joking. Busta also told MTV why he decided to use his Jamaican style on this song.
“I’m a direct descendant of the Jamaican [culture]. I was born in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, and my [family is] Jamaican so I was born and raised in the environment of the Jamaican dialect and the patois,” he said.
“The reason why I chose to do it was because I love to do things in a way that stands alone and I felt it was important to make a record that felt like it was a different, unique and new approach,” he added. “I wanted to use the Jamaican dialect as a style without making a reggae song. So “Twerk It” it is not a reggae record, it’s a hip-hop record but the Jamaican dialect is being used as a style.”
Busta said that if you’ve followed his career, you know he’s always paid homage to his Jamaican heritage:
“If you study Busta throughout the years, you’ll see that I’ve always implemented or incorporated the Jamaican dialect in some fashion or form,” he noted. “And with this record I just wanted to make it more prominent style. I know it ain’t easy for a lot of artists to do who are not Jamaican artists.”
Check out the remix above. You can also check out the interview below.
Busta Rhymes, RapFix Live, Full Episodes