A rather subdued affair by Busta Rhymes standards, It Ain't Safe No More . . .
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26
A rather subdued affair by Busta Rhymes standards, It Ain't Safe No More . . . sees the idiosyncratic rapper largely keeping the beats and his trademark spitfire delivery restrained often in favor of darker, groove-driven tracks over whacked-out party ravers. Exceptions include the reggae-influenced first single "Make It Clap" and the Neptunes-produced thumper "Call the Ambulance," but the sparse, slinky beats on tracks like "We Goin' to Do It to Ya" and "Turn Me Up" are more representative of the overall tempo. Elsewhere, Rhymes frets about Sept. 11 (the title track) and even takes an R&B turn (the Mariah Carey collaboration "I Know What You Want").—BG