Throughout a brand new interview with Complex, Busta – actual identify Trevor George Smith Jr – was pressed on who he wish to face within the Verzus ring, with T.I. having beforehand declined a battle towards the rapper.
“I’d like to spar towards anyone,” Busta replied. “So long as their catalogue is a robust catalogue as a result of I don’t wish to do a corny Verzuz.
“I don’t wanna do no Verzuz with anyone whose catalogue isn’t loopy. And I’d like to do a Verzuz with someone that I’m a fan of as a result of I’m solely attempting to compete with someone that brings the very best out of me.”
Busta Rhymes. CREDIT: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.
He continued: “I’d like to do a Verzuz with Eminem, I’d like to do a Verzuz with Lil Wayne. I’d like to do a Verzuz with Hov.
Busta went on to say that he’d be up for taking up “two artists on the identical time” on the present. “I truly introduced that earlier than T.I. began speaking like that,” he added.
The second season of Verzuz will kick-off subsequent Thursday (November 19), with T.I. set to battle Jeezy in the first episode.
Busta recently recalled losing a high school rap battle to his then fellow student Jay-Z, explaining that he “at all times wished to have my rematch”. “It didn’t occur which was high quality as a result of I ended up getting my skillset developed to the purpose the place I don’t suppose no one wish to fuck with a n***a now,” he added.
Busta Rhymes launched his newest file, ‘Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath Of God’, on October 30. In a four-star evaluate, NME wrote: “[The album is] bursting on the seams with ferocious drum patterns, ingenious samples […] dazzling wordplay and an all-star forged solely Busta might assemble.”