By Rob Markman
In the mid-1990s few rappers could match the rawness of Busta Rhymes and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Though distinctly different, the two gruff-toned, Brooklyn MCs made their mark around the same time and while they only recorded one track (Busta’s “Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check” remix) before Dirty passed away in 2004, they made for a deadly combination.
On Monday (May 20) Dj Tony Touch gave another look at Bus and ODB in tandem when he released never-before-seen footage of the two trading rhymes at the 1994 Gavin Convention in New Orleans. It’s all part of a 50 webisode series that Toca palns to drop to ramp up the release of his July 9 The Peacemaker 3: Return of the 50 MCs LP.
In the video Busta Rhymes, who is flanked by 90s rap notables like Rampage, Dinco D., Spliff Star, Lil Dap and Agallah, sets off a cypher kicking rhymes from his then-unreleased “Woo-Hah!!” single two years before the track was released to the public.
When Bus was finished Dirty jumped in reciting the lyrics to “Damage,” an album cut from his 1995 debut Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version.
“I’m gonna give you 50 webisodes, every day for 50 days straight and I’m gonna show you guys footage that you ain’t never seen in your life,” Touch bragged. “20 years of content that I’m gonna give you.”