The Coming
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Studio album by Busta Rhymes


March 26, 1996


May 1995 - January 1996


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


East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Conscious hip hop




Elektra Records


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 studio album by American rapper Busta Rhymes, released in March 26, 1996 through Elektra Records. Recording sessions took place at The Mix Palace, Nipskab Lab and Soundtrack Studios in New York City from May 1995 to January 1996. Production was handled by DJ Scratch, Rashad Smith, The Ummah, Easy Mo Bee, Rick St. Hilaire, The Vibe Chemist Backspin and Busta Rhymes himself. It features guest appearances from Zhane, Rampage, Lord Have Mercy, Q-Tip, Jamal, Redman, Keith Murray and Leaders of the New School members: Dinco D, Cut Monitor Milo and Charlie Brown.

The album reached #6 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The Coming spawned the hit singles: "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check" (which reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, #6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #1 on the Hot Rap Singles chart) and "It's a Party" (which peaked at #52 on the Hot 100 chart in the United States). On February 1999, the album received a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) after selling 1,000,000 copies in the United States.

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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