Busta Rhymes, ‘Get It’ | Track Review
Veteran motor-mouthed Busta Rhymes makes a strong comeback on single “Get It,” featuring Missy Elliott and Kelly Rowland.
Hip-hop don’t stop, but sometimes, some of its legends slow down. Busta Rhymes last released an album in 2009 (Back on my B.S.). Missy Elliott last released an album in 2005 (The Cookbook). Kelly Rowland, an R&B artist, has also been ‘gone a minute,’ last releasing an album in 2013 (Talk a Good Game). Where have these talented musicians been? Regardless, they come together for Busta’s new single, “Get It.”
“Get It” commences rhythmically, featuring gimmicky, repetitive, recurring vocals by Kelly Rowland. She nails it by all means: “Get it, get it, get it, get it / flip it, tip it, dip it…” Busta Rhymes busts out his signature flow, showcasing his big persona and distinct tone. He’s chocked-full of energy, rhyming with incredible agility. After reclaiming his crown, Missy Elliott comes back strong in her own right, matching the bar set by Busta. Rhymes gets a second verse – the third verse of the song – remaining on autopilot. The third verse is compelling because there’s some contrast within the production, keeping things fresh.
All in all, “Get It” is a compelling comeback for Busta Rhymes. Truly, it’s a compelling comeback for all parties involved. “Get It” doesn’t reinvent the wheel or reinvent Rhymes, Missy Elliott, or Kelly Rowland, but it’s enjoyable and respectable by all means.