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Busta Rhymes

The most idiosyncratic personality in rap and possessor of its most recognizable delivery, a halting, ragga-inspired style with incredible complexity, inventiveness, and humor, Busta Rhymes formed Leaders of the New School in 1990 and released two albums with the group before breaking out with a 1996 solo hit single, "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check."

Born in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, in 1972 of Jamaican heritage (a definite influence on his rapping style), Busta moved to Long Island in 1983 and, at Uniondale High School, met up with MCs Charlie Brown, Dinco D., and Cut Monitor Milo. Inspired by fellow Long Islanders Public Enemy and Eric B. & Rakim, the foursome united as Leaders of the New School and signed a deal with Elektra Records right out of the gate, when Busta was only 17 years old. Much respected in the hip-hop underground for their Afrocentric philosophy and tough rapping styles, Leaders of the New School debuted in 1991 with Future Without a Past... but released only one more album, 1993's T.I.M.E., before breaking up the following year.

Out on his own for the first time, Busta called on some friends, appearing on A Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario," the incredible remix of Craig Mack's "Flava in Ya Ear" (also featuring Notorious B.I.G. and LL Cool J), as well as other projects with Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige, and TLC. He also appeared in the 1995 John Singleton film Higher Learning and earned a solo contract with Elektra. Busta's first album, The Coming, proved a huge hit; the single "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check" hit the Top Ten and pushed the album into gold-record territory. His second album, When Disaster Strikes, debuted at number three in September 1997. Extinction Level Event followed a year later, and in mid-2000, Busta released Anarchy while appearing on the silver screen in a remake of the blaxploitation classic Shaft. 2002's It Ain't Safe No More and 2006's Aftermath-released The Big Bang followed. While shooting a video for a remix of the latter album's "Touch It," Busta's bodyguard was shot to death.

John Bush, All Music Guide

Busta Rhymes Discography

The big bang album cover The big bang

Released: 2006-06-13

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It aint safe no more album cover It aint safe no more

Released: 2002-11-26

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Genesis album cover Genesis

Released: 2001-11-27

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Anarchy album cover Anarchy

Released: 2000-06-20

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Extinction level event album cover Extinction level event

Released: 1998-12-15

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When disaster strikes album cover When disaster strikes

Released: 1997-09-16

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The coming album cover The coming

Released: 1996-03-26

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Busta Rhymes News Headlines

Busta Rhymes Verdict Reached By Judge (Posted on March 19, 2008)

Busta Rhymes Endures Yet Another Lawsuit (Posted on August 7, 2007)

Busta Rhymes Arrested And Charged With Assault (Posted on August 21, 2006)

Busta Rhymes Songs and Videos

Busta Rhymes ft Estelle - World Go Round

Busta Rhymes ft TPain - Hustlas Anthem

Grafh Ft Busta Rhymes and Prinz - Like Ohh

Busta Rhymes ft Linkin Park - We Made It

Busta Rhymes - Dont Touch Me

Busta Rhymes - Watch Ya Mouth

Diddy ft Lil Kim and Busta Rhymes - Last Night Remix

Busta Rhymes Reviews

The Big Bang (Posted on July 14, 2006)

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Reaction Comments

Comment by angelangelius, on 21st March 2008

I use to like him and the only song that I like is called touch it

Comment by Kay-Kay, on 13th December 2007


Hey busta comin back into this game about time

Comment by brittney, on 5th December 2007

Love his style ;)

Comment by belubb, on 19th November 2007

The best songs! Far away.. :):)

Comment by siblingz, on 17th May 2007


Nice shoes

Comment by lilboyblue, on 17th May 2007


My nigga

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Comment by lilboyblue, on 16th May 2007


Busta go hard

Comment by maria, on 9th May 2007

Crazy hair

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