Originally expected this week, Busta Rhymes' new album, "The Big Bang," will arrive May 16 via Aftermath/Interscope. The single "Touch It" got as high as No. 8 earlier this year on Billboard’s Hot R

Originally expected this week, Busta Rhymes' new album, "The Big Bang," will arrive May 16 via Aftermath/Interscope. The single "Touch It" got as high as No. 8 earlier this year on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart; a new single, "I Love My B****" featuring will.i.am and Kelis will be delivered later this month to U.S. radio outlets.

Although the full track list is still being nailed down, "The Big Bang" is tipped to feature high-profile guest appearances from Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, DMX, Stevie Wonder, Ludacris and Lloyd Banks. Production was supplied by Aftermath head honcho Dr. Dre, Swizz Beats and will.i.am.

Rhymes has kept a low profile since the Feb. 5 shooting death of his bodyguard, Israel Ramirez, during the video shoot for "Touch It (Remix)" in Brooklyn, N.Y. To date, Rhymes has not cooperated with the police investigation into the incident.

"The Big Bang" is the follow-up to Rhymes' 2002 J swan song, "It Ain't Safe No More." That album debuted at No. 43 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 668,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.