Busta Rhymes and Eminem are no strangers to one another, having previously teamed up for 2006’s “I’ll Hurt You”. But if the comic book-referencing cover art is any indication, their latest collaboration, entitled “Calm Down”, is a mighty clash of rap’s swiftest lyrical titans.
Of course, no battle can truly begin without the right music; producer Scoop DeVille borrows the horns from House of Pain’s classic “Jump Around”. From there, two of the most furious spitters in all of rap-dom engage in six minutes of intense battle: Eminem is toxic and acerbic, making references to Abe Lincoln and his brain as a fried egg, while Busta is his usually dense, manic self, somehow managing to include “Fahrvergnügen” into his fervent wordplay.
Seriously, if you get a chance, read through the pair’s myriad lyrical bombs. That is, if you manged to scoop your brains off the floor first.
Listen in below (via Miss Info):
“Calm Down” serves as the lead single to Busta’s upcoming album, E.L.E. 2, due out later this year.