The Coming
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Studio album by Busta Rhymes


26 March 1996


May 1995 - January 1996


The Mix Palace
(West Hempstead, NY)
Nipskab Lab
(New York, NY)
Soundtrack Studios
(New York, NY)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop






Busta Rhymes, DJ Scratch, Easy Mo Bee, Rashad Smith, Rick St. Hilaire, The Ummah, The Vibe Chemist Backspin

Busta Rhymes chronology


When Disaster Strikes... (1997)

The Coming is the debut album by American rapper Busta Rhymes, released in 1996 by Elektra Records. Recording sessions for The Coming began in mid-1995, and concluded in early 1996 at various recording studios. The Coming features appearances from Def Squad members Redman and Keith Murray, Q-Tip, Zhané and various Flipmode Squad members. One notable song on the album is "Keep It Movin'", which features Busta's former group Leaders of the New School, and is the last song that the group would ever make together. Production was handled by many famed producers and production teams, such as DJ Scratch, Easy Mo Bee and The Ummah.

The Coming was a critical and commercial success for Busta Rhymes. It reached #6 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1996 and has since received a platinum certification from RIAA. The album boasts the hit single "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check" which reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1996. It was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, and is the song credited for helping Busta Rhymes break through into the mainstream. 

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "The Coming (Intro)" Busta Rhymes, Lord Have Mercy, Rampage Hilaire, McNair, Smith, Spivey DJ Scratch, Rick St. Hilaire 4:32
2. "Do My Thing" Busta Rhymes Smith DJ Scratch 4:00
3. "Everything Remains Raw" Busta Rhymes Harvey, Smith Easy Mo Bee 3:41
4. "Abandon Ship" Busta Rhymes, Rampage McNair, Smith Busta Rhymes 6:02
5. "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check" Busta Rhymes, Rampage Smith, Smith Rashad Smith 4:31
6. "It's a Party" Busta Rhymes, Zhané Neufville, Smith Easy Mo Bee 5:53
7. "Hot Fudge" Busta Rhymes King, Smith The Vibe Chemist Backspin 5:09
8. "Ill Vibe" Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip Fareed, Smith The Ummah 3:29
9. "Flipmode Squad Meets Def Squad" Busta Rhymes, Jamal, Redman, Keith Murray, Rampage, Lord Have Mercy King, McNair, Murray, Noble, Phillips, Smith The Vibe Chemist Backspin 8:10
10. "Still Shining" Busta Rhymes Smith, Yancey The Ummah 2:57
11. "Keep It Movin'" Busta Rhymes, Dinco D, Cut Monitor Milo, Charlie Brown Higgins, Jackson, Scott, Smith, Yancey The Ummah 7:32
12. "The Finish Line" Busta Rhymes Smith, Spivey DJ Scratch 5:06
13. "The End of the World (Outro)" Busta Rhymes Hilaire, Smith Rick St. Hilaire 2:48
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