Happy 54th Birthday Busy Bee Starski!
First coming on the scene in 1977, New York-based MC Busy Bee has worked with many of hip-hop's founding fathers, including Melle Mel, Afrika Bambaataa, and Kool DJ AJ to name a few. Mostly known for his comedic rhymes, Busy originally gained a large following through MC battles in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey (he won the New Music Seminar's MC World Supremacy Belt in 1986). In the early '80s Afrika Bambaataa asked Busy to join his Zulu Nation, where the young MC would DJ for Bambaataa's Zulu Nation parties. In 1982 Busy also appeared in the classic hip-hop film Wild Style, playing none other than an MC. In addition to his DJ work with other artists, Busy has also released his own albums on the Brass, Sugarhill, and Strong City labels. (Steve Kurutz)
Thirteen years ago “Freestyle Beast!” rapper DMX released his fifth studio album “Grand Champ” on Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Def Jam record label. The album smashes were singles “Where the Hood At?” and “Get It On The Floor”. The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first week sales of 312,000 copies in the U.S.
Album Producers: DMX, Tony Pizarro, Darrin Dean, Joaquin Dean, Salam Wreck, Kanye West, No I.D., Tuneheadz, Rockwilder, Ron Browz, Swizz Beatz, Dame Grease, PK