Just Blaze Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records (Part 1)

Busta Rhymes “Everybody Rise Again” (2001)

Album: Genesis

Label: Flipmode, J

Just Blaze: “There were definitely bangers on Genesis, but overall I think Busta was trying to figure out his next move. It was his first album away from Sylvia Rhone and the Warner Bros. system in general, and he was acting a lot at the time. He was trying to get re-situated. ‘Everybody Rise Again’ was my favorite track.”

 
There were definitely bangers on Genesis, but overall I think Busta was trying to figure out his next move. It was his first album away from Sylvia Rhone and Warner Bros.
 

“I liked it from a musical standpoint. The chords that I played on there were very dark and classical sounding, but the drums were knocking. We mixed that in Vancouver, and I remember never being happy with the mix.”

“He was working on a movie at the time in Canada. It might have been that Halloween movie. He was shooting that, still recording, and working on mixing the album at the same time. I wasn’t really familiar with that room.”

“Part of getting a good mix is knowing the room you’re in, and I didn’t know that room well. The drums definitely didn’t knock the way I wanted them to, but I love that beat regardless. That’s definitely one of my personal favorites.”

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