Friday, April 18, 2003

On the flipside, one of '03's worst (and certainly most disappointing) singles is "I Know What You Want" by Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey featuring Flipmode Squad. Busta, Busta, Busta, you know better! "What's It Gonna Be?!" this isn't, by furlongs. The beat is absolutely wack (and as annoying as the Chinese water torture that is 50's "Wanksta," or that vile pseudo-lover's rock of Wayne Wonder's "No Letting Go"), Mariah adds nothing other than her by now obnoxious cooing (even on her own records, she sounds like a guest artist - honey, going from being the biggest singer on the planet to becoming Ashanti is not the way to go), Busta sounds just plain bored. The only saving grace is Rah Digga (from whom we really need another solo album; I love the way she spits), but she can't save this waterlogged mess. Oh Busta, where art thou?

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