|Year of the Dragon|
|Studio album by|
|Released||August 21, 2012|
|Genre||East Coast hip hop|
|Busta Rhymes chronology|
|Singles from Year of the Dragon|
Year of the Dragon is the ninth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Busta Rhymes, it was released by Google Play as a free release on August 21, 2012. The album features guest appearances from Anthony Hamilton, Cam'ron, Robin Thicke, Maino, Vybz Kartel, J-Doe, Reek da Villian, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Trey Songz and Lil Wayne.
The album is no longer available on Google Play and cannot be officially purchased or streamed on any platform.
The album's title (inspired by the Chinese zodiac) and cover art were revealed on July 9, 2012. The official track list was released on August 8, 2012. It was released on August 21, 2012 for free download via Google Play.
The album's lead single "King Tut", featuring Reek da Villian and J-Doe, was released on May 22, 2012. The music video for "King Tut", featuring Reek da Villian and J-Doe, was released on July 25, 2012. The album's second single "Doin' It Again" featuring Reek da Villian and Chanel Nicole was released on August 1, 2012. The music video for "Doin' It Again" featuring Reek da Villian and Chanel Nicole was released on September 12, 2012. The music video for "Movie" featuring J-Doe was released on October 16, 2012.
Year of the Dragon was met with generally mixed reviews from music critics. Slava Kuperstein of HipHopDX gave the album three out of five stars, saying "The problem is the same one that's plagued just about every single Busta Rhymes album: the Dungeon Dragon cannot decide on a direction for the project. It's not cohesive in production, styles, or subject matter. Busta's all over the place, and does nothing to improve his reputation as one of the greatest emcees to not have a great album to his name. Here's to hoping the real album will be better."
|1.||"I'm Talking to You"||Ty Fyffe||3:33|
|2.||"Til We Die" (featuring Rick Ross & Trey Songz)||Dready||4:27|
|3.||"Do That Thing"||Focus||3:42|
|4.||"Make It Look Easy" (featuring Gucci Mane)||Ted Smooth||3:37|
|5.||"Pressure" (featuring Lil Wayne)||Pop & Oak||3:10|
|6.||"Love-Hate" (featuring Robin Thicke)||Mr. Porter||3:57|
|7.||"Grind Real Slow"||Bink!||3:40|
|8.||"King Tut" (featuring Reek da Villian & J-Doe)||Jahlil Beats||4:42|
|9.||"Sound Boy" (featuring Cam'ron)||3:23|
|10.||"Doin' It Again" (featuring Reek da Villian & Chanel)||Ted Smooth||3:28|
|11.||"Wine & Go Down" (featuring Vybz Kartel)||Dready||3:32|
|12.||"Movie" (featuring J-Doe)||4:12|
|14.||"Bleed the Same Blood" (featuring Maino & Anthony Hamilton)||K. Figz||3:46|