Rapper-of-all-trades Busta Rhymes has a busy year planned. As the ink dries on the deal his Flipmode Entertainment imprint signed with Clive Davis' J Records, the artist is launching a new record labe
Rapper-of-all-trades Busta Rhymes has a busy year planned. As the ink dries on the deal his Flipmode Entertainment imprint signed with Clive Davis' J Records, the artist is launching a new record label, Flipmode Records.
"I feel confident that within this new structure, we will finally be able to accomplish what is that we've set out to do," Rhymes said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to what will inevitably be a tremendously successful year."
His fifth album, "Genesis," drops Nov. 13 on Flipmode/J. The record, which includes a remake of Public Enemy's "Shut 'Em Down," features guest appearances from Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Sisqo, and Jill Scott.
Flipmode Records will follow up "Genesis" with the second release from Rah Digga. The rapper's debut, "Dirty Harriet," peaked at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 and has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of 500,000 units.
The label is also planning a debut release in spring 2002 from R&B singer Meka, as well as the return of the Flipmode Squad, a team of rappers that features Rhymes, Digga, Rampage, Serious, and Spliff Star. The collective will release its sophomore effort, "The Rulership Movement," early next year. The album is the follow-up to the Squad's 1998 debut "The Imperial," which hit No. 3 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in October of that year.