After shedding his trademark dreadlocks, joining the Dr. Dre-run Aftermath Records, taking a new approach to his rhyming style, and bulking up his physique to Juggernaut status, Busta Rhymes shows a new side. Speaker bangers "Flipmode Bitch" and "Survival" showcase Rhymes's Kamikaze-fast style, while "How Ever You Want It" is a trip back to the "Leader of the New School" days. "Just Another Day at the Range," featuring Rah Digga, contains stunning production from the late J. Dilla. Kanye and the Neptunes get a run for their money with Dilla's sampling of a vigorous horn section. A little older and grimier, Rhymes displays a chameleonlike change that attests to the longevity of his career.
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