The next time I see a
Busta Rhymes show, remind me to bring my Gatorade.
Between what seemed
to be the endless hits and the idle on-stage banter, I found little time
to catch my breath. The funny thing is, I was just watching performance
footage. No one in the audience seemed to mind, though. The
multicultural crowd at Celebrity Theatre, in Phoenix, grooved and gyrated
to Busta Rhymes, his Flipmode Squad and an insane amount of bling.
Remains Raw, Busta and his posse’s live feature
DVD, is the by-product of Busta Rhymes’
uncontrollable energy. The same energy that can be felt by listening to
his classic albums can also be felt in the live experience
on this video. His lightning quick delivery and Energizer battery
personality were a show all by themselves. Not once did the crowd of
2,500 plus retreat to their seats. If so, they were politely told to get
the *#@* up! They were treated to Rhymes and his pint sized
lieutenant/hype man, Spliff Star, breeze through classic hits like “Woo
Haa!! (Got You All In Check),” “Gimme Some More,” “Put Your Hands Where My
Eyes Can See.” The troupe also got down with more recent chart toppers
“I Know What You Want,” “Break Ya Neck,” and “Pass The Courvoisier Part
As much as they
might have tried to veil it, this show was a little too choreographed.
The feet-shuffling dance routines seemed out of place, but provided a
little comedy. The pre-song banter was rather predictable. That didn’t
take away from the high-energy performance, though. It just goes to show
what levels Busta Rhymes will go to in order to give his fans the ultimate
concert experience. Maybe next time, he’ll pass out energy bars, so we
can all keep up.