Busta Rhymes has been in many studios in his 20-plus year career within the music industry. The Long Island, New York native emcee is currently in trouble with one, Paramount Studios. According to TMZ.com, Busta booked 375 hours in the lab, creating a sum estimated in the lawsuit at $70,300.
The sessions, some reportedly as long as 16 hours, were between late 2011 and early 2012. At the time, Busta Rhymes was believed to be recording Year Of The Dragon, his free album from last year.
The project featured Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Gucci Mane. Notably absent on the project was Busta’s longtime production partner and deejay, DJ Scratch. In the time since the recording, Busta Rhymes has signed with Cash Money Records, though he is believed to remain a Universal Records artist, which he has been since leaving Aftermath/Interscope Records in 2006.
Busta has not responded publicly to the lawsuit or the reports.