Studio album by Busta Rhymes


June 20, 2000


May 1999 - March 2000


Buzz Soundworks Recordings
(New York City, New York)
Soundtrack Studios
(New York City, New York)
McClair Digital
(Toronto, Canada)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Conscious hip hop




Flipmode Records / Elektra Records


DJ Scratch, Busta Rhymes (also exec.), Nottz, J Dilla, Swizz Beatz, Large Professor, DJ Shok, Just Blaze, Rockwilder, P. Killer Trackz, Scott Storch

Anarchy is the fourth studio album by American Hip hop recording artist Busta Rhymes. It was released on June 20, 2000 via Flipmode Records and Elektra Records. Recording sessions took place at Buzz Soundworks Recordings and Soundtrack Studios in New York City and at McClair Digital in Toronto from May 1999 to March 2000. Production was handled by DJ Scratch, Nottz, Busta Rhymes, J Dilla, Swizz Beatz, Large Professor, DJ Shok, Rockwilder, Just Blaze, P. Killer Trackz and Scott Storch. It features guest appearances by M.O.P., DMX, Jay-Z, Lenny Kravitz, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Flipmode Squad members: Roc Marciano, Spliff Star, Rampage, Lord Have Mercy, Baby Sham and Rah Digga. It comes after the releases of The Coming, When Disaster Strikes... and E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front. Unlike these albums, Anarchy does not follow the apocalypse theme. Also this is Busta's final album with Elektra Records.

The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 164,000 copies, #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, #38 on the UK Albums chart and #63 on the German Albums chart. The album would later be certified platinum by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Anarchy spawned the two hit singles: "Fire" and "Get Out!!!".

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Intro: The Current State of Anarchy" - 2:27
  2. "Salute Da Gods!!" - 3:47
  3. "Enjoy Da Ride" - 3:37
  4. "We Put It Down For Y'all" - 3:30
  5. "Bladow!!" - 3:40
  6. "Street Shit" - 3:54
  7. "Live It Up" - 3:42
  8. "Fire" - 2:50
  9. "All Night" - 3:44
  10. "Show Me What You Got" - 3:43
  11. "Get Out!!" - 3:04
  12. "The Heist" (feat. Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Roc Marciano) - 4:17
  13. "A Trip Out Of Town" - 5:25
  14. "How Much We Grew" - 4:55
  15. "Here We Go Again" (feat. Flipmode Squad) - 3:29
  16. "We Comin' Through" - 3:00
  17. "C'mon All My N*!^az, C'mon All My Bitches" - 2:55
  18. "Make Noise" (feat. Lenny Kravitz) - 3:18
  19. "Ready For War" (feat. M.O.P.) - 4:18
  20. "Why We Die" (feat. DMX and Jay-Z) - 4:01
  21. "Anarchy" - 4:13
  22. "Outro" - 0:46

Samples[edit | edit source]

Salute Da Gods!!

  • "Betcha By Golly Wow!" by The Stylistics

Enjoy Da Ride

  • "Dream Suite" by Dreams


  • "Surrender" by Diana Ross

Show Me What You Got

  • "Come and Play in the Milky Night" by Stereolab
  • "Walking Into Sunshine" by Central Line

Get Out!!

  • "The Ugly Duckling" by The Richard Wolfe Children's Chorus

The Heist

  • "Get Out of My Life Woman" by Dee Dee, Barry & the Movements
  • "Moonglow & Theme From Picnic" by Esther Phillips

A Trip Out Of Town

  • "Those Were The Days" by Eugene Raskin

Ready For War

  • "Can't It Wait Until Tomorrow" by Diana Ross
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