Busta Rhymes & The Conglomerate Drop 'Catastrophic 2' Mixtape
Busta Rhymes and The Conglomerate dropped Catastrophic 2 yesterday, the follow up to their 2012 release Catastrophic (1) that dropped on that December 21st day two years ago that the world was ending. Two years later and our world is still here, so Buss and friends–rappers from his label The Conglomerate Ent. J-Doe and O.T. Genasis–have offered an alternative catastrophe for a second time while there is still time.
Busta Rhymes has spent this year somewhat in the cut, releasing new music sporadically and producing a handful of smart collaborations with other heavyweight artists. Two weeks ago he released Calm Down 2.0, the extended solo version of the explosive single by the same name that he released with Eminem a month prior. Before that he and Q-Tip unleashed a joint project together, the mixtape, “The Abstract and The Dragon,” he dropped a couple of unofficial remixes and made some memorable television appearances. Buss will also be playing a few European dates this upcoming fall. I still haven’t seen weight lifting tat-daddy buss live (or really gotten used to it for that matter) but he gave the world a preview at his appearance with Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall last month.
And now for more on the rest of The Conglomerate: J-Doe is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and hip-hop ghostwriter. He released his first EP Welcome to My Fan Club in August of last year. O.T. Genasis is the Atlanta bred rapper/member. He released the single “Touchdown” and its packed remix earlier this year. You can find him on the 2014 BET Awards Weekend Takeover and sitting atop Bentleys in all white.
This tape could be a precursor to the forthcoming Busta Rhymes LP Extinction Level Event, or to new music from The Conglomerate. Or perhaps it’s another apocalypse warning, or maybe it’s none of these things at all. Nonetheless, fans will no doubt be appreciative of this tape for reasons unclear. Check out the link below to hear the latest from Buss and The Conglomerate wreaking havoc over the biggest singles of the year.