Busta Rhymes – Blockbusta album review: New York rap giant is still thinking big

Things could have been very different. In 2019, he was severely overweight, with polyps on his vocal cords so severe that 90 per cent of his air passages were blocked and his doctor told him he could die in his sleep. After surgery and a fitness regime that saw him lose 100 pounds, he’s just been on stage at the O2, joining 50 Cent (and surprise guest Ed Sheeran) on what Fiddy has called the Final Lap Tour. That title suggests they’re in their twilight years, but there’s plenty here to prove that at 51, he still has a lot to offer.