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Busta Rhymes Leaves Cash Money Without Releasing a Record

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(Frank Ockenfels)

(Frank Ockenfels)

By Philip Cosores

In the two years since Busta Rhymes joined Cash Money, it was easy to forget that Busta Rhymes had joined Cash Money in the first place, as he never released any actual music with Cash Money.

Well, there is more behind that fact than meets the eye, and today Busta Rhymes has announced his parting ways from the label.

MTV News reports that Busta talked to Sway at SiriusXM explaining that “nothing happened in a negative way. I was there for two years and the opportunity was a great opportunity at the time because of the type of deal that was done. For me, with this particular project and all of the sacrifice that went into it — recording the album for five years, I [lost] Chris Lighty making this album, I [lost] my father making this album — the s–t that I was putting into this album, I’m not compromising my vision for it.”

Busta is not ruling out further work with the label, he just has his sights focused on this epic-sounding passion project.

“If I feel like if, in the slightest way,” the rapper said, “we ain’t facilitating everything necessary for the vision to be seen and executed in the way I’m envisioning this s–t for the last five years, let me live and die in my own own inequity, homie…After I see this through, if there’s other opportunities for us to explore as businessmen together, let’s continue to do it.”

E.L.E. 2. is currently being worked on and hopefully will see its release soon. He recently unveiled “Calm Down” featuring Eminem in a possible taste of what’s to come. Hear that track below:

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