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    Busta Rhymes

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    Genre:Rap, Hip-Hop
    Rank:571 history »
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    5,125 4.3/5
    Run The Show lyrics
    Kat DeLuna feat. Busta Rhymes
    6,827 3.5/5
    Doctor's Advocate lyrics
    The Game feat. Busta Rhymes and Clyde Carson
    8,877 3.4/5
    Don't Cha lyrics
    The Pussycat Dolls feat. Busta Rhymes
    4Everybody Rise Again lyrics
    5Busta's Outro lyrics
    Missy Elliott feat. Busta Rhymes
    6Everything Remains Raw lyrics
    Mind On My Money lyrics
    Nicki Minaj feat. Busta Rhymes
    8Respect My Conglomerate lyrics
    Busta Rhymes feat. (Young) Jeezy and Jadakiss
    9Reverse lyrics
    Puff Daddy feat. Busta Rhymes, Cee Lo Green, G. Dep, Sauce Money and Shyne
    10Calm Down 2.0 lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front [1998]
    5,435 5.0/5
    Back On My B.S. [2009]
    3It Ain't Safe No More... [2002]
    4Genesis [2001]
    5Anarchy [2000]
    The Coming [1996]
    E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) 2: End Of The World [2014]
    8When Disaster Strikes [1997]
    9Year Of The Dragon [2012]
    10The Big Bang [2006]


    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

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