When Disaster Strikes...
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Studio album by Busta Rhymes


September 16, 1997


September 1996 - June 1997


Daddy's House Studios
(New York, NY)
Sound Techniques
(Boston, MS)
Soundtrack Studios
(New York, NY)




Flipmode Entertainment / Elektra Records


Agallah, Buddah, Busta Rhymes, Sean "Puffy" Combs, DJ Scratch, Easy Mo Bee, Latief, Rockwilder, Smamello, Rashad Smith, The Ummah

When Disaster Strikes... is the second studio album by American Hip hop artist Busta Rhymes. It was released on September 16, 1997, by Flipmode Entertainment and Elektra Records. Recording sessions took place at Daddy's House Recording Studios and Soundtrack Studios in New York City and at Sound Techniques in Boston from September 1996 to June 1997. The production was handled by DJ Scratch, Agallah, Buddah, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Busta Rhymes, Easy Mo Bee, Latief, Rockwilder, Shamello, The Ummah and Rashad Smith. Includes guest appearances by Jamal, Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, The Chosen Generation, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Ma$e and Flipmode Squad members: Rampage, Spliff Star, Baby Sham, Lord Have Mercy, Serious and Rah Digga. The album follows the same theme as Busta's previous album, The Coming: the apocalypse. The album was a critical and commercial success, opening at #3 on the US Billboard 200 album chart, and peaked at #1 on the US R&B album charts. When Disaster Strikes... had 3 singles and music videos: "Dangerous", "Turn It Up", and "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See". The latter earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 40th Grammy Awards in 1998. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1 "Intro" Dolemite - - 4:44
2 "The Whole World Lookin' at Me" Busta Rhymes Smith, Spivey DJ Scratch 3:26
3 "Survival Hungry" Busta Rhymes Smith, Spivey DJ Scratch 3:40
4 "When Disaster Strikes" Busta Rhymes Smith, Spivey DJ Scratch 3:25
5 "So Hardcore" Busta Rhymes Smith, Yancey The Ummah 4:51
6 "Get High Tonight" Busta Rhymes Smith, Spivey DJ Scratch 3:51
7 "Turn It Up" Busta Rhymes Green, Smith Busta Rhymes 4:11
8 "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" Busta Rhymes Durant, Munroe, Seals, Smith Shamello, Budda, Epitome (co.) 3:14
9 "It's All Good" Busta Rhymes Bolden, Smith Latief 5:03
10 "There's Not a Problem My Squad Can't Fix" Busta Rhymes, Jamal Cleveland, Phillips, Smith Busta Rhymes 5:56
11 "We Could Take It Outside" Busta Rhymes, The Flipmode Squad Bergman, Fisher, Lewis, McNair, Smith, Spivey DJ Scratch 4:47
12 "Rhymes Galore" Busta Rhymes Smith, Smith Rashad Smith 2:33
13 "Things We Be Doin' for Money (Part 1)" Busta Rhymes Smith Easy Mo Bee 3:18
14 "Things We Be Doin' for Money (Part 2)" Busta Rhymes, Rampage, Anthony Hamilton, The Chosen Generation Dorsey, Smith Agallah, Clarence Dorsey (co.) 4:56
15 "One" Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu Morris, Smith, Stinson, Wright Rockwilder 4:38
16 "Dangerous" Busta Rhymes Dermer, Smith, Smith, Stone, Stonewall Rashad Smith 3:37
17 "The Body Rock" Busta Rhymes, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Ma$e Combs, Smith Sean "Puffy" Combs 5:33
18 "Get Off My Block" Busta Rhymes, Lord Have Mercy Smith DJ Scratch 3:58
19 "Outro (Preparation for the Final World Front)" - - - 2:31
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