97 Words: “Gimme Some More” by Busta Rhymes

Vincent Anthony
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This song is part of our “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist. Check out the full list.

Busta Rhymes may not have had the massive commercial success of some of his more crossover-friendly peers, but without question, his impact on Hip-Hop is substantial. With his signature, rapid-fire rap style and pioneering music videos, Rhymes brought profound innovations to Hip-Hop. The 1998 hit single “Gimme Some More” is a prime example of both Rhymes’ unmatched flow and his unforgettable imagery. Sampling the “Psycho” film theme, both the track and its accompanying video are hybrids of horror and Hip-Hop. With its disarmingly slick-tongued delivery and thrilling video, the song’s title perfectly describes the insatiating effect it has.

Watch the “Gimme Some More” video, stream it, or grab some Busta Rhymes vinyl.

In celebration of summer, the staff at THE 97 has compiled a playlist containing some of our favorite summer songs, from then and now. Each day we will reveal one song, rotating daily between past and present with pairings from 1998 and 2023, for a total of 97 days/songs. Since we love nostalgia, we’re celebrating summer songs from 1998 as they turn 25, alongside new songs that we feel deserve some shine. Pairings could be thematic, sonic, or based connections between the artists.

Check out our full “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist here

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Vincent is the founder of the magazine and has had a strong passion for popular music since, well, 1997! If it's not obvious, his favorite artists include Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, P!nk, and many more. Vincent lives in New York, where he is a high school English teacher, and currently he is pursuing a Master's in Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.