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  • Personnel includes: Busta Rhymes, Rah Digga, P.Diddy, Jaheim, Kelis, Mary J. Blige, Kokane, Flipmode Squad.
  • Producers include: Nottz, Dilla, Just Blaze, The Neptunes, Dre.
  • "Pass The Courvoisier Part II" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group.
  • Personnel: Dolemite, P. Moore, k., Kelis (vocals); Mike Elizondo (electric guitar); Scott Storch (keyboards, keyboard bass); Camara Kambon (keyboards); Truth Hurts (background vocals).
  • Audio Mixers: Dr? ; Vinny Nicoletti; Ken "Duro" Ifill; Pete Rock; Brian Springer.
  • Recording information: Armoury Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Daddy's House, New York, NY; Enterprise Studios, New York, NY; MasterSound Studios, Virginia Beach, VA; Record One, Woodland Hills, CA; Right Track Recording Studios, New York, NY; Soundtrack Studios, New York, NY.
  • Photographer: Dean Karr.
  • Arrangers: Pharrell Williams; Chad Hugo .
  • With his rough-hewn voice, edgy delivery, and hard-hitting lyrical scenarios, hip-hop icon Busta Rhymes has never been one to tread softly. GENESIS is no exception; on this album, Busta pretty much keeps to his strengths, spitting out tongue-twisting rhymes with an almost startling facility atop beats that are both texturally inviting and danceably funky. Despite his no-holds-barred style, though, there's more to Busta than thug-life/gangsta scenes. Anybody who can pull off a tune like "Pass the Courvosier" and make it a duet with P. Diddy no less, has obviously been living the high life long enough to know that hooks and accessibility are of equal import to the upfront style for which Rhymes is famous.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (1/17/02, pp.48,50) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...GENESIS backs up his undeniable vocal substance with beats that sustain his willfully overstated style....its peaks prove Busta ain't broken yet..."

Q (2/02, p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Busta's gruff, urgent voice remains a potent instrument in the right setting..."
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