Today In Hip-Hop: Busta Rhymes Releases Solo Debut
On this day, March 26th, in hip-hop history…
1996: Busta Rhymes released his debut solo album The Coming. Prior to ’96, Busta was a member of the Native Tongues group Leaders of the New School with Dinco D, Charlie Brown and Cut Monitor Milo. During its career, the Long Island crew released two albums, 1991′s A Future Without a Past and 1993′s T.I.M.E. (The Inner Mind’s Eye). However, after the release of their sophomore album, LONS called it quits due to in-fighting amongst its members.
In ’96, Bussa Bus broke out on his own with The Coming, his debut solo release. The album sported the hit-single “Woo-Ha!! Got You All in Check,” and featured the likes of Redman, Keith Murray, Q-Tip, Rampage, Spliff Star and more. The album also features the first of many collaborations between Busta and long-time producer J Dilla.