Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God

Busta Rhymes - Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #680 / 794
User Score
Based on 184 ratings
2020 Ratings: #567
Liked by 9 people
October 30, 2020 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Albumism

Busta has made himself one of the most recognizable names and faces in hip-hop by creating unforgettable moments, and with E.L.E. 2, he has crafted yet another. But this time, he achieves the feat not simply with a catchy verse or hit single, but rather with a masterpiece of a fully-realized album, at a time when the culture desperately needs it.

80
NME
The animated New York juggernaut reseats himself at hip-hop's top table with this intricate and impeccably produced sequel to his 1998 blockbuster.
64
Beats Per Minute
There’s certainly some tracks here that may have been best left on the cutting room floor, but Busta proves once again that he possesses one of the zaniest flows and voices in hip hop, and, honestly, with generosity in such short supply, there are far worse ways to spend your time than with too much of a decent thing.
60
AllMusic

The 22-track set finds Busta delivering his time-tested bombastic flows over old-school East Coast production and wrangling in a dizzying number of big-name guests to help out.

60
The Needle Drop

At 22 tracks and nearly 80 minutes, ELE2 is a slog made mostly worthwhile by Busta Rhymes' virtually unrivaled proficiency and personality on the mic.

40
Clash

'Extinction Level Event 2' is often bloated and monotonous, making its one hour (plus!) run-time challenging to endure.

Scre4meh
70
As much as i think this isn't great,i still felt all the nostalgia that it emanates. Busta is back and it's definetly not a bad comeback from his last...umm.."effort".

"Most of y'all nibbas really caca" ~ Busta Rhymes
Extinction Level Event 2,the sequel to the 98' 3rd studio album,which came out 22 years ago,had a really bumpy upbringing but it's finally here after 6 years since it was announced (really odd story) back in 2014. The album is as bumpy as it's upbringing,but ... read more
BradTasteMusic
68
Yo, this made me respect Busta Rhyme’s skill as an album artist a lot. This is a very long album, and I was just vibing all the way through. Great production, great rapping from Busta, great features and more.

There are a couple really uninteresting duds, but for the most part this album is just really engaging. I think the really existential elements of this album made it really hard to see myself coming back. The highly religious sections were really intense, and kind of tough to sit ... read more
100
Amazing dope music cool man lyrics back album
Unique lyrical lyrics genius all song
Case
65
Busta’s animated deliveries, the solid production, and the usually great features sadly aren’t enough to make this as interesting a listen as it could be due to the unnecessary
album length.

This album didn’t need to be this long. It could have been cut in half and still achieved the same message while being even better and more concise. Yes there are standouts, but there’s just too many ok or filler songs to make this as good as it could be as it just drags on at ... read more
kevtho
64
Busta Rhymes still has the most animated delivery I've ever heard in rap. He has interesting flows throughout and some dope lyricism, especially when paired with great features like Kendrick, Rick Ross, and Rakim. The production is all over the place on this one though, sometimes fire and sometimes weak. Questionable mixing here and there too, as the layers of his vocals can be too much at times. Outta My Mind sounded a bit weird, as the original song has a very different tone. Still, creative ... read more
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Track List

  1. E.L.E. 2 Intro (with Chris Rock, Rakim & Pete Rock)
  2. The Purge
  3. Strap Yourself Down
  4. Czar (with M.O.P.)
  5. Outta My Mind (feat. Bell Biv DeVoe)
  6. E.L.E. 2 The Wrath of God (feat. Minister Louis Farrakhan)
  7. Slow Flow (with Ol’ Dirty Bastard)
  8. Don’t Go (with Q-Tip)
  9. Boomp!
  10. True Indeed
  11. Master Fard Muhammad (with Rick Ross)
  12. YUUUU (with Anderson .Paak)
  13. Oh No
  14. The Don & The Boss
  15. Best I Can (with Rapsody)
  16. Where I Belong (feat. Mariah Carey)
  17. Deep Thought
  18. The Young God Speaks
  19. Look Over Your Shoulder (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  20. You Will Never Find Another Me (feat. Mary J. Blige)
  21. Freedom? (feat. NIKKI GRIER)
  22. Satanic
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