On Monday (February 11), the Flipmode Squad vet shared a photo to his Instagram account of himself sitting in the studio with a bearded Dr. Dre.
“Oh shit!!!” he wrote. “Back in the Kitchen wit the good @drdre Adding the finishing touches.”
The following morning, Busta added another photo and insisted “You mutha fucka’s are really in BIG fucking trouble. @focus3dots x The Dragon & The Good Doctor aka @drdre. Stay tuned. #AFTERMATH #THECONGLOMERATE.”
The upcoming album will mark Busta’s first solo effort since 2012’s Year of the Dragon and he’s confident it will surpass all other entries in his discography.
In an interview with HipHopDX last September, Busta wouldn’t confirm the title but was grateful he had the support of his peers.
“9th Wonder has heard the album in its entirety several times. Just Blaze, Rapsody and they have all been very vocal about it through the social media platforms, and I am super grateful to them for cosigning, their endorsements, the whole anticipation that they’ve been creating.
“They’re all legends. They’re all icons in the game and you know, when they speak, people listen. It’s something I’ve never really had happen in this dynamic where word-of-mouth and the fellow comrade endorsement publicly in this dynamic has happened at this magnitude.”
Busta has been working on the project on-and-off for the past nine years. He blamed Dre’s perfectionism for the delay last October. Evidently, they almost have it right.