Busta Rhymes’ excellent 1997 album When Disaster Strikes looked positively casual when compared to the album that followed it. A fiercely focused and highly energized extravaganza, Extinction Level Event shows Busta’s raw rap pedigree in delirious collision with the mainstream. At this point he was doing everything his way. The album’s singles—“Gimme Some More” and “What’s It Gonna Be?!”—showcase an otherworldly ability to create pop hits from unpredictable rhythms. His fame was growing, but he still rapped with the hunger of a newcomer. Even on the filler tracks, he emerges in a whirl of momentum and expertise.
Intro - There Is Only One Year Left
Where We Are About to Take It
Extinction Level Event (The Song of Salvation)
Tear da Roof Off
Against All Odds (feat. Flipmode Squad)
Just Give It to Me Raw
Do It to Death
Keepin' It Tight
Gimme Some More
Iz They Wildin Us & Gettin Rowdy Wit Us? (feat. Mystical)
Party Is Goin' On Over Here
Do the Bus a Bus
Take It Off
What's It Gonna Be?! (feat. Janet)
Hot Sh** Makin' Ya Bounce
What the F*** You Want!!
This Means War!! (feat. Ozzy Osbourne)
Outro - The Burial Song
19 SONGS, 1 HOUR, 5 MINUTES
DECEMBER 15, 1998
℗ 1998 ELEKTRA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP. MARKETED BY RHINO ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, A WARNER MUSIC GROUP COMPANY.