Busta Rhymes delivered his debut album, The Coming, three years after the Leaders of the New School unofficially disbanded. Though his talents were evident on those Leaders of the New School releases, Busta went on a series of features that only built up the publics desire for a solo Busta album. Right out the gate Busta dropped his classic debut single Woo Hah!! that made it abundantly clear he was to be mentioned among Hip Hops greatest solo artists. The energy and originality packed on that one song set a tone for the album that displays Bustas raw talent and ability to bend words with his ever rambunctious flow. Songs such as Everything Remains Raw, Abandon Ship, and Still Shining all rise above as The Comings stand out tracks but its really ill Vibe that is the albums crown jewel moment. Busta sounds right at home over this J Dilla beat trading verses with his Native Tongue cohort Q-Tip.
By the time Busta Rhymes hit with his second solo album, When Disaster Strikes, he was already cemented as one of the most powerful voices in the rap game. With a lead single that countered that statement Put Your Hands Where MY Eyes Can See he proved he is more than just a one act man. The single was an immediate smash and was followed by an equally amazing album. The albums second single Dangerous continued to push Busta creatively and was accompanied with a stellar video gained him major air play on BET and MTV.
Critics and fans alike applauded this release for its depth and well-crafted songs which made it platinum at the time of its release. Songs like Turn UP the Flipmode assisted We Could Take it Outside and Rhymes Galore showcase Busta at his best; rapid fire delivery over hard pounding beats. Other stand out cuts include So Hardcore and One which is a great collaboration with Erykah Badu. On the production side Busta brings along his trusted team; Rashad Smith, Dilla, Rockwilder and DJ Scratch to serve him just what he needed for When Disaster Strikes to be full on dope!