Busta Rhymes released his first album, The Coming, in 1996. Sixteen years later, Busta has announced the title of his ninth album.
Taking to Twitter, Busta confirmed RapRadar.com’s Elliott Wilson’s statement that Busta’s newest album would be titled Year of The Dragon.
The title is a reference to one of Busta’s monikers, the “Dungeon Dragon,” which is also a reference to A Tribe Called Quest’s song “Scenario,” which features Rhymes. Additionally, it is currently the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac calendar.
— Busta Rhymes (@BusaBusss) July 7, 2012
The album will be Busta’s first since signing to Birdman’s Cash Money label, which he joined in 2011.
UPDATE: Rap Radar has revealed the cover art for Busta Rhymes’ upcoming album Year of the Dragon.
UPDATE #2: Busta Rhymes has announced that his free album Year of the Dragon will release on August 20th.
— Busta Rhymes (@BusaBusss) August 8, 2012
UPDATE #3: Busta Rhymes has revealed the tracklist for his upcoming free album Year of the Dragon. Features include Rick Ross, Trey Songz, Robin Thicke, Cam’ron, Lil Wayne and more. Check the tracklist below.
UPDATE #4: Busta Rhymes has stayed true to his word and released the free album Year of the Dragon. Head over to Google Play to download the LP.