Album: The Coming

After not only being the break-out star of Leaders of the New School, and a classic guest verse on A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario,” it was only a matter of time that the Brooklyn-born megaton bomb known as Busta Rhymes was going to blow up. When word of his first solo album, The Coming, hit the streets, people eagerly anticipated the first glimpse from the album... who was ready for “Woo Hah!! (Got You All In Check),” though? The Rashad "Ringo" Smith-produced track shot to No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 while also impacting the charts in the UK and New Zealand. From the QUIRKY Gail MacDermot sample to the brightly colored Hype Williams video, this was the dawn of the outrageous Busta that changed the landscape of the way hip-hop was presented in 1996 and beyond. A true rap gamechanger. —khal