New visuals from Bus-a-Bus.
Busta Rhymes has been keeping a low profile lately. While he’s come through on a slew of guest spots that include appearances on tracks alongside the likes of A Tribe Called Quest and A$AP Ferg, August marked his first solo drop in a while in the form of his “Girlfriend” single, featuring Tory Lanez and Vybz Kartel. As you probably guessed was the case given the guests on the track, “Girlfriend” is a Caribbean-laced ode to Bus-a-Bus' origins and has now been gifted with a fitting visual treatment that sees the rapper travelling to Jamaica to party it up.
The clip to the Rockwilder-produced cut features cameo appearances from Beenie Man, Junior Reid, Spice and Bounty Killer, Ninja Man, and the infamous Spliff Star, the famous hype man best known as Busta Rhymes’ right hand man at the height of his career. The clip, formatted in the form of a short film also pays homage to the Worl’ Boss himself, Vybz Kartel, who couldn’t make it to the video shoot as he is currently incarcerated for life on account of a guilty verdict in a murder case back in 2014.
Directed by Benny Boom, the video take us from a yacht to party, to “Kartel” in his cell, before landing at a bashment party hosted by Foota Hype where Bus links with Tory Lanez in an extravagant outing,making for one big ginormous party that puts Busta’s roots at the forefront--roots that he won’t let us forget as he properly flashes his patois fluency for the majority of the video.
Currently, we’re awaiting an untitled forthcoming project that hasn't really moved past much other than an announcement. The last time we got a studio effort from the Brooklyn-born emcee was back in 2012 via Year of The Dragon, his ninth studio effort and the only album in his catalog that has ever failed to chart.