In the past, Busta Rhymes and Pharrell have proved to be a strong one-two punch. Some of the most notable hits from the Flipmode leader have been created by Pharrell. Long before P began working with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z, he had a partnership with Pharrell. To date, their most notable collaboration was “Pass the Courvoisier, II,” which also featured P. Diddy.
That song ended up being an anthem during the spring of 2002, but since the release of that single, Busta Rhymes and Pharrell have been separated. Following his 2002 album, Busta took a break from recording music. Meanwhile, Pharrell collaborated with Jay-Z on his “final” album and he also began working with Snoop Dogg. In 2006, Busta Rhymes returned as a member of Aftermath Entertainment.
It has been seven years since Busta Rhymes and Pharrell have collaborated. Pharrell has been busy working with many other artists and Busta had been working with Dr. Dre. But, towards the end of 2008, Busta Rhymes’ honeymoon with Aftermath/Interscope had ended. A heated argument with Jimmy Iovine resulted in him being dropped from the label. Busta would scramble for a new label and new producers.
The result of all of this was a critically-panned album from Busta Rhymes. Now that he is stable, once again, Busta Rhymes has decided to reunite with Pharrell. Apparently, his initial plans of retirement are off.