Producer: J Dilla
Label: Flip Mode/Elektra Records
Y2K was a productive year for James Yancey. Between his work with the Soulquarians, Common, and his own group, Slum Village, Dilla was a busy man. Some of his best work that year, however, was with one of his earliest collaborators: Busta Rhymes.
While his work with other artists was more "traditional," the music he gave Busta found Dilla embarking on a digital journey. The marching tempo with the rolling pitch effects weaving in and out of the background allowed Bussa Bus to bounce all over the track—a blank canvas, if you will, for the expression of various flows.