Genesis (Busta Rhymes album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 27, 2001[1]
StudioArmoury Studios
(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Daddy's House
(New York, NY)
Enterprise Studios
(New York, NY)
MasterSound Studios
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Record One
(Woodland Hills, California)
Right Track Recording Studios
(New York, NY)
Soundtrack Studios
(New York, NY)
GenreHip hop
Busta Rhymes chronology
It Ain't Safe No More...
Singles from Genesis
  1. "What It Is"
    Released: May 1, 2001
  2. "Break Ya Neck"
    Released: August 25, 2001
  3. "As I Come Back"
    Released: January 26, 2002
  4. "Pass the Courvoisier, Part II"
    Released: February 12, 2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club(favorable)[4]
Drowned in Sound(9/10)[6]
Entertainment WeeklyB[7]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[8]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[10]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[11]
The Village Voice(favorable)[12]

Genesis is the fifth studio album by American rapper Busta Rhymes. The album was released on November 27, 2001, by Flipmode Records and J Records;[13] the fourth single from the album, "Pass the Courvoisier Part II", peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100. It was included at the end of the album on some later pressings (on which "Ass On Your Shoulders" was removed due to playing time restrictions); the album debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 185,000 copies.[14] It later sold 1 million domestic copies and certified Platinum by RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

1."Intro" (featuring Clive Davis & Rudy Ray Moore)Nottz2:48
2."Everybody Rise Again"Just Blaze4:13
3."As I Come Back"The Neptunes3:19
4."Shut 'Em Down 2002"Pete Rock2:55
5."Genesis"J Dilla3:56
6."Betta Stay Up in Your House" (featuring Rah Digga)Yogi3:18
7."We Got What You Want"Just Blaze3:51
8."Truck Volume"Dr. Dre3:35
9."Pass the Courvoisier" (featuring P.Diddy)Nottz4:36
10."Break Ya Neck"Dr. Dre, Scott Storch3:51
11."Bounce (Let Me See Ya Throw It)"Mel-Man3:19
12."Holla"Dr. Dre4:34
13."Wife In Law" (featuring Jaheim)Diamond D4:03
14."Ass on Your Shoulders" (featuring Kokane)Battlecat4:42
15."Make It Hurt"J Dilla3:23
16."What It Is" (featuring Kelis)The Neptunes3:38
17."There's Only One" (featuring Mary J. Blige)Michaelangelo4:23
18."You Ain't Fuckin' wit Me"Michaelangelo3:27
19."Match the Name with the Voice" (featuring Flipmode Squad)Just Blaze5:59
20."Bad Dreams"Nottz3:17
Total length:74:15


Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard 200[15] 7
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[16] 2
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17] 27
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 58


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] Platinum 1,000,000[20]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


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  3. ^ Bradley Torreano (2001-11-13). "Genesis - Busta Rhymes". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  4. ^ Rabin, Nathan (2001-11-27). "Busta Rhymes: Genesis". Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  5. ^ Billboard - Google Boeken. 2001-12-08. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  6. ^ Nettleton, Chris (2002-03-24). "Album Review: Busta Rhymes - Genesis". Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  7. ^ Venable, Malcolm (2001-12-07). "Genesis Review". Entertainment Weekly. p. 104. Archived from the original on 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  8. ^ "No Doubt's in the Mood to Dance; Mobb Deep Feels Like Fighting". 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  9. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Busta Rhymes : Genesis". Nme.Com. 2002-03-15. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  10. ^ "CG: busta rhymes". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  11. ^ "Rolling Stone : Busta Rhymes: Genesis : Music Reviews". 2002-01-02. Archived from the original on August 18, 2006. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  12. ^ Harry Allen (2002-01-15). "Alien". Village Voice. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  13. ^ "Genesis: Busta Rhymes: Music". Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  14. ^ "Creed Makes It Two In A Row At No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  15. ^ "Busta Rhymes Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  16. ^ "Busta Rhymes Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  17. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Phononet GmbH. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  18. ^ "Busta Rhymes | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  19. ^ "British album certifications – Busta Rhymes – Genesis". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 6, 2016. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Genesis in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  20. ^ Cite error: The named reference totalsales was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  21. ^ "American album certifications – Busta Rhymes – Genesis". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 22, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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