Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesEighteen years after their last pairing, Busta Rhymes and pop queen Mariah Carey reunite in the music video for their latest collaboration, “Where I Belong.”
The visual picks up where things left off in their 2003 “I Know What You Want” video. Actors Jai Whiteand La’Shontae Heckard reprise their roles as former lovers in the new clip, which also features a cameo from rapper Trippie Redd.
Mariah wears a burgundy patent leather dress while singing her signature high notes alongside Busta. “Too long I was messin’ with the wrong boy / Should’ve known you was right where I belong, boy,” she sings.
“Where I Belong” was exclusively released on Facebook Watch and appears on Busta’s latest album,Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God, which dropped last October.
Busta is still celebrating his 1996 debut, The Coming, which marked its 25th anniversary on March 26th. A super deluxe release arrives April 16th via Rhino Records, featuring a newly remastered version of the original album and unreleased instrumentals. There are also unreleased remixes including “It’s a Party,” with 90s group SWV and Busta’s Grammy-nominated single, “Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check” featuring late rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
The Coming reached #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B and Hip Hop Albums chart and #6 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album features appearances from Busta’s former group Leaders of the New School, as well as Redman, Keith Murray, Q-Tip, and R&B duo Zhané, with production from DJ Scratch and others.
By Rachel George
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