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It Ain't Safe No More...
It Ain't Safe No More...
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 26, 2002 (2002-11-26)[1][2][3]
Recorded2002
StudioBuzz Sundworks (New York, NY)
D.N.A.B. Studios (Detroit, Michigan)
Soundtrack Studios (New York, NY)
Studio A Recordings (Dearborn Heights, Michigan)
The Enterprise Studios (Burbank, California)
GenreHip hop
Length73:33
Label
Producer
Busta Rhymes chronology
Genesis
(2001)
It Ain't Safe No More...
(2002)
The Big Bang
(2006)
Singles from It Ain't Safe No More...
  1. "Make It Clap"
    Released: October 22, 2002 (original)[4]
    January 13, 2003 (remix)[5]
  2. "I Know What You Want"
    Released: March 17, 2003[6]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(65/100)[7]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
Billboard(no rating)[8]
Blender[9]
Entertainment Weekly(no rating)[10]
Metropolis(no rating)[11]
RapReviews(8.0/10)[12]
Robert Christgau(dud)[13]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[14]
The Times[15]
Vibe[16]

It Ain't Safe No More... is the sixth studio album by American rapper Busta Rhymes. The album was released on November 26, 2002,[1][2][3] by Flipmode Records and J Records.[17] The album went Gold on January 6, 2003[18] - and has sold 605,000 copies as of December 5, 2007.[19] It served as his final album for J.

Singles

The original version of "Make It Clap" (which features Spliff Star) was released as a promotional single[] on October 22, 2002.[4] The remix version (which features another guest, Sean Paul) was later sent to radio as the album's official lead single on January 13, 2003.[5]

"I Know What You Want" (which features Mariah Carey and Flipmode Squad) was released as the album's second single on March 17 of that same year.[6] It peaked at number 3 in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Rhymes' previous single, "Make It Clap," had failed to reach the top forty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. "I Know What You Want" stayed in the top forty for twenty-one weeks, and was ranked 17 on the Hot 100 2003 year-end chart. For Carey, it was a return to form after a string of unsuccessful singles, and it became one of her biggest hits in years. Columbia Records later included it on her first remix album The Remixes (2003) and the British and Japanese reissues of Carey's ninth studio album Charmbracelet (2002).

The plot line for the video for "I Know What You Want" was continued in the video for the 2021 single "Where I Belong", in which Rhymes collaborated again with Carey.[20]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro"Trevor SmithBusta Rhymes1:46
2."It Ain't Safe No More..." (featuring Meka)J Dilla3:40
3."What Do You Do When You're Branded"DJ Scratch3:44
4."Call the Ambulance" (featuring Rampage)The Neptunes3:50
5."We Goin' to Do It to Ya"Megahertz2:57
6."What Up"
  • Smith
  • Yancey
J Dilla2:54
7."Turn Me Up Some"
  • Smith
  • Yancey
J Dilla3:29
8."Make It Clap" (featuring Spliff Star)Rick Rock3:40
9."Take It Off (Part 2)" (featuring Meka)Mario Winans4:29
10."Taste It"
  • Smith
  • V. Edmund
  • R. Jones
Tetamus3:46
11."Hey Ladies"Wildstyle3:19
12."I Know What You Want" (featuring Mariah Carey and The Flipmode Squad)
  • Smith
  • Rah Digga
  • Rampage
  • Rick Rock
  • Spliff Star
  • L. Jones
Rick Rock5:24
13."Riot"Mr. Porter3:11
14."Hop"
  • Smith
  • T.J. Green
Mr. Fingaz3:48
15."Together" (featuring Rah Digga)Swizz Beatz5:33
16."Struttin' Like a G.O.D."Ric Rude4:13
17."The Struggle Will Be Lost" (featuring Carl Thomas)
  • Smith
  • Carl Thomas
  • R. Thomas
Rick Rock4:43
18."Till It's Gone"
  • Smith
  • Kenny Gamble
  • D. Harris
True Master4:54
19."Make It Clap (Remix)" (featuring Sean Paul and Spliff Star) (Hidden track)
Rick Rock4:03

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2002-03) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[21] 61
French Albums (SNEP)[22] 50
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[23] 82
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 70
UK Albums (OCC)[25] 78
US Billboard 200[26] 43
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[27] 10

Year-end charts

Year-end chart performance for It Ain't Safe No More...
Chart (2002) Position
Canadian R&B Albums (Nielsen SoundScan)[28] 136
Canadian Rap Albums (Nielsen SoundScan)[29] 68
Chart (2003) Position
US Billboard 200[30] 112
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[31] 29

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[32] Silver 60,000*
United States (RIAA)[33] Gold 500,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References

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  2. ^ a b "It Ain't Safe No More... by Busta Rhymes". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. Archived from the original on July 30, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
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  4. ^ a b "Make It Clap [US 12"]". allmusic.com. AllMusic. Archived from the original on July 30, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Busta Rhymes - Make It Clap CD Single". cduniverse.com. Archived from the original on October 9, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ a b "I Know What You Want (2003) | DREAM13 Media". media.dream13.com. Archived from the original on June 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "Reviews for It Ain't Safe No More by Busta Rhymes". Metacritic. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Billboard - Google Boeken. 2002-12-14. Retrieved .
  9. ^ [1] Archived July 29, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Venable, Malcolm (2002-12-13). "It Ain't Safe No More Review". Meredith Corporation]]. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "::Metropolis Tokyo :: CD REVIEWS". 2007-04-30. Archived from the original on March 15, 2009. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Busta Rhymes :: It Ain't Safe No More... :: J Records". Rapreviews.com. 2002-11-29. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "CG: busta rhymes". Robert Christgau. Retrieved .
  14. ^ The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. 2004. p. 123. Retrieved – via Internet Archive. rolling stone busta rhymes album guide.
  15. ^ "Busta Rhymes: It Ain't Safe No More review". Archived from the original on June 17, 2011. Retrieved .
  16. ^ Vibe - Google Boeken. January 2003. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "It Ain't Safe No More...: Busta Rhymes: Music". Amazon. Archived from the original on November 22, 2016. Retrieved 2012.
  18. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - June 30, 2014". RIAA. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Printer Friendly". BET.com Article. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey Continue 2003 Plotline For 'Where I Belong' Video". HipHopDX.com. 7 April 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl - Busta Rhymes - It Ain't Safe No More..." (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  22. ^ "Lescharts.com - Busta Rhymes - It Ain't Safe No More...". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
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  25. ^ "Busta Rhymes | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  26. ^ "Busta Rhymes Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  27. ^ "Busta Rhymes Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  28. ^ "Canada's Top 200 R&B; albums of 2001". Jam!. Archived from the original on September 6, 2004. Retrieved 2022.
  29. ^ "Top 100 rap albums of 2002 in Canada". Jam!. Archived from the original on October 12, 2003. Retrieved 2022.
  30. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums - Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved 2020.
  31. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved 2020.
  32. ^ "British album certifications - Busta Rhymes - It Ain't Safe No More". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2016.
  33. ^ "American album certifications - Busta Rhymes - It Ain't Safe No More". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2017.

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