Insert the sound effect for the buzzer signaling a wrong answer. Ehhhhhn. Not only is Spliff still performing with Bust, the two are making music together as the Flipmode Squad.
Busta e-mailed us a statement about the project: "Flipmode is the next movement."
While Busta works on his next Aftermath release, Spliff is recording his independent debut, About Time. "Busta be acting like he don't got a deal," Spliff said, noting Rhymes' hunger. "He works hard. His album is crazy now, man. Him and Pharrell just did a monster. We just did a show last night in Denver — us, Chamillionaire and E-40. After the show, Busta and E-40 was in a hotel working on [recording software] Pro Tools, and they have a banger. And guess who produced it? 40's son Droopie. No samples either.
"Later on, I have a street album coming called Contraband, which is on my own label, Paper Route Records. That's coming out on Flipmode/ Paper Route," he continued.
Queens' own Superstar Jay just finished the new Flipmode mixtape called The Full Course Meal. "Well, Flipmode is me, Busta and Wreak the Villain," Spliff Starr added about the street CD. "We have all original beats on there. It's strictly hot street sh–."
"It's five tracks with Busta, another five with Spliff and five with Wreak the Villain," Jay elaborated.
Jay, who also dropped the mixtape I Own the Streets, is putting together his May album, Why Not. He says it will be a sample-free LP but promises to have dope tracks nonetheless. "You're going to have G-Unit on there, Kool G Rap, LL, Diplomats. A whole lot of people, man. Trey Songz."