According to Brown, he helped pull Busta away from a potential dangerous career to pursue music.
“[Busta] went to school out here and got kicked out of his mother’s house and went to Brooklyn, to Westinghouse. I don’t know if he was battling Jay-Z. He went there briefly but he wasn’t really going to classes. He was trying to be a crack dealer. That was what he wanted to do with his life back then. I took him away from that. Kind of like what Puffy did for Biggie, I did for Busta.” (Jesse Serwer)
Brown also recalled the instructions he gave Busta to keep their music radio friendly.
“On the first album, I told him you can’t curse. Records weren’t made like that then. You want to get the records played–that’s the object of getting in the game. But now everybody is having a foul mouth and being profane for the sake of being profane. But he was always like that. He was always real rebellious and really wanted to do his own thing. What did Rah Digga say about him? He’s a moody Jamaican who dresses funny. That sums it up. He had a lot of mood swings ’cause he was smoking a lot. And he does dress funny. Sometimes his outfits, I can’t f*ck with it. We used to get uniforms made when we was with Leaders. Chuck [D] told us that: you should be uniform. Public Enemy looked uniform, with a lot of black and red and the S1Ws. Busta took that by itself and combined some of my character, my outrageousness with his outrageousness.” (Jesse Serwer)