What knocks you upside the head is Busta's flow. His hallmark dungeon-dragon roar and impossibly quick, clipped cadence get loose over D.J. Scratch's skittering strings ("C'mon All My Niggas, C'mon All My Bitches") and understated grooves from the Ummah's Jay Dee ("Live It Up"). Anarchy's seventy-five-minute length dulls its impact; by the time the grandiose strains of "Ready for War" (track nineteen) kick in, the endless rah-rah refrains and hit-or-miss production are wearing thin. At his best, though, Busta's explosive charisma and on-point mike skills can make lyrical content irrelevant and choruses a mere formality. (RS 844/845)
(Posted: Jul 6, 2000)
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