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It Ain't Safe No More [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
Lurking beneath the surface of Busta Rhymes's hip-hop court-jester antics and daring fashion sense has always been an MC with an affinity for the dark side. Hits such as "Dangerous" and "Whoo Hah!! Got You All in Check" may have sounded like lighthearted rap fodder, but a closer listen reveals the flamboyant rapper's affection for apocalyptic theories. Mayhem-themed album titles such as When Disaster Strikes, Extinction Level Event, and Anarchy only make the case more evident. The culmination is 2002's ominous It Ain't Safe No More, which confirms that Busta's celebratory club anthem "Pass the Courvoisier" from 2001's Genesis was just a breather, and a brief one at ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
Lurking beneath the surface of Busta Rhymes's hip-hop court-jester antics and daring fashion sense has always been an MC with an affinity for the dark side. Hits such as "Dangerous" and "Whoo Hah!! Got You All in Check" may have sounded like lighthearted rap fodder, but a closer listen reveals the flamboyant rapper's affection for apocalyptic theories. Mayhem-themed album titles such as When Disaster Strikes, Extinction Level Event, and Anarchy only make the case more evident. The culmination is 2002's ominous It Ain't Safe No More, which confirms that Busta's celebratory club anthem "Pass the Courvoisier" from 2001's Genesis was just a breather, and a brief one at that. Recorded post–September 11th, most of It Ain't Safe No More's 18 tracks feature a pessimistic and sex-obsessed Rhymes. The disc opens with a lullaby that warns "watch where you sleep, watch where you walk." Lyrically, Rhymes only approaches the playfulness of classics such as "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" on a few tracks, including the dancehall reggae-splashed lead single "Make It Clap" and he's not talking about your hands. On the other hand, his production has never sounded better. "I've got the best beats," he boasts on the Mario Winans–produced, bhangra-accented "Take It Off, Pt. 2," and he's not lying. While Rhymes's fifth solo disc may not be his friendliest, it is one of his most fervent. And perhaps it's about time we stop passing the Courvoisier long enough to hear the truth about our world's gloomy state.
All Music Guide - John Bush
No matter whether the title's a reference to the increased risk of terrorism in Busta's hometown circa 2002 "sh*t is crazy!" or to the fact that rap's most volatile and unpredictable personality is back and bigger than ever, It Ain't Safe No More continues in the vein of loose-cannon classics like 1997's When Disaster Strikes and 2001's Genesis. And when he's on, he's better than ever, too; the title track features a P-Funk singalong and a vivid, synth-heavy production over some of the tightest spitfire raps heard on any hip-hop LP of the new millennium. After a half-hearted melodrama called "What Do You Do When You're Branded," Busta returns to what he does best on "Call the Ambulance" -- incapacitating all comers with rhymes as hardcore as they are hilarious. "What Up" is half-Neptunes and half-Raymond Scott, and the single "Make It Clap" is just the latest classic Flipmode anthem. Except for a few overblown performances and quasi-epic productions, It Ain't Safe No More finds Busta Rhymes with the same sure grip on his distinctive personality.
Vibe
1/2 On his sixth studio album, Busta sticks to the formula that has yielded sales for each of his previous solo efforts: a mixture of party starters, crossover collaborations, and would-be street anthems. Donnie Kwak

1/2 On his sixth studio album, Busta sticks to the formula that has yielded sales for each of his previous solo efforts: a mixture of party starters, crossover collaborations, and would-be street anthems. Donnie Kwak
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/28/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974827023
  • Catalog Number: 748270
  • Sales rank: 94,923

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:46)
  2. 2 It Ain't Safe No More - Meka (3:40)
  3. 3 What Do You Do When You're Branded (3:54)
  4. 4 Call the Ambulance - Chad Hugo (3:50)
  5. 5 We Goin' to Do It to Ya (2:57)
  6. 6 What Up (2:54)
  7. 7 Turn Me Up Some (3:29)
  8. 8 Make It Clap - Spliff Star (3:40)
  9. 9 Take It Off, Pt. 2 - Meka (4:29)
  10. 10 Taste It (3:46)
  11. 11 Hey Ladies (3:19)
  12. 12 I Know What You Want - Flipmode Squad (5:24)
  13. 13 Riot (3:11)
  14. 14 Hop (3:48)
  15. 15 Together - Rah Digga (5:33)
  16. 16 Struttin' Like a G.O.D. (4:13)
  17. 17 The Struggle Will Be Lost - Carl Thomas (4:43)
  18. 18 Till It's Gone (4:54)
  19. 19 Make It Clap - Sean Paul (4:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Busta Rhymes Primary Artist
Mariah Carey Vocals
Technical Credits
Busta Rhymes Executive Producer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Trevor Smith Composer
DJ Scratch Producer
Rick St. Hillaire Engineer
Todd Fairall Engineer
Rick Rock Producer, Engineer
Pharrell Williams Arranger, Instrumentation, Instrument Arrangement
Wildstyle Producer
The Neptunes Producer
Chad Hugo Arranger, Instrumentation, Instrument Arrangement
Swizz Beatz Producer
Tru Master Producer
Ricardo "Rick Rock" Thomas Composer
Gail Hansen Producer
Ken Huffnagle Engineer
Mr. Fingaz Producer
Darren Rapp Engineer
Ric Rude Producer
Rashia Fisher Composer
Asif Ali Engineer
Sinclair Johnson grooming
Shonette Coleman Groomer
Chris LeBeau Producer, Artwork
Mario "Yellow Man" Winans Producer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Are You Serious?

    Are you serious i like busta rhymes alot and hes one of the most skilled,talented and definatly one of the smartest(lyricly)rappers. But lets be serious this is the worst busta rhymes cd ive ever heard i felt i wasted my money on it. I was very disapointed by this weak album. Basically most of the track are allright and others just fair pretty weakl when compairing to other artist albums tracks. Althoug he had a few good songs on here they were not enough to save this album. This album is definatly not a 3 star album at all. Call the ambulance is one of the hottest tracks on here along with the "I know what you want" with mariah carry but i hate to talk down on busta but dont spend money on this 4 real.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cool CD

    This is a cool CD!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    busta going solid

    Busta Rhymes has made a solid album with some good beats and rhymes on. It's definetly better than the genesis album. It was about time he made an complete thought through album. Not just a money maker album. The problem with this album is there are to many bad produced tracks, and few good tracks. The best tracks on the album is "it ain't safe no more", "make it clap" & finaly "Till it's gone. All the tracks that I just mentioned is all classics. Next time an Album drops from Busta it's a 5 star album. He is on the right track.

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