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Busta Rhymes

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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. Creative differences with Interscope kept his career on hold until 2009 when Back on My B.S. became his first album for Universal/Motown. ~ John Bush
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Albums by
Busta Rhymes

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    15 songs

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    The Big Bang

    15 songs

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    The Big Bang

    19 songs

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    It Ain't Safe No More

    19 songs

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    It Ain't Safe No More

    20 songs

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    Genesis

    20 songs

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    Genesis

    22 songs

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    Anarchy

    22 songs

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    Anarchy

    19 songs

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    Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front

    18 songs

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    When Disaster Strikes

    18 songs

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    When Disaster Strikes

    13 songs

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    The Coming

    7 songs

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    Calm Down: The Clash EP

    16 songs

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    Back on My B.S. [16 Tracks]

    16 songs

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    Back on My B.S. [16 Tracks]

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    Rhino Hi-Five: Busta Rhymes

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    TOUCHITREMIXES

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    Touch It [Edited]

    3 songs

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    Where's Your Money

    1 song

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    Calm Down 2.0 - Single

    1 song

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    Calm Down 2.0 - Single

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    Calm Down (feat. Eminem) - Single

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    Calm Down (feat. Eminem) - Single

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    Thank You

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Top Songs by
Busta Rhymes

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  2.   Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See
  3.   Pass the Courvoisier featuring Diddy
  4.   Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check
  5.   Touch It
  6.   I Know What You Want
  7.   What's It Gonna Be
  8.   Thank You featuring Kanye West
  9.   Make It Clap
  10.   Dangerous
  11.   #TWERKIT by Nicki Minaj
  12.   Break Ya Neck
  13.   We Made It by Linkin Park
  14.   Hustler's Anthem 09 by T-Pain
  15.   Arab Money by Ron Browz
  16.   Light Your Ass on Fire
  17.   Turn It Up /Fire It Up
  18.   Respect My Conglomerate featuring Jadakiss
  19.   You Can't Hold the Torch featuring Chauncey Black
  20.   Calm Down by Eminem
  21.   Gimme Some More
  22.   Get High Tonight
  23.   Respect My Conglomerate
  24.   Party Is Goin' on over Here
  25.   Abandon Ship
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Busta Rhymes

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