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Busta Rhymes

  • The Coming [Elektra, 1996] Choice Cuts
  • When Disaster Strikes [Elektra, 1997] Choice Cuts
  • Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front [Elektra, 1998] Neither
  • Anarchy [Elektra, 2000] Neither
  • The Best of Busta Rhymes [Elektra/Rhino, 2001] ***
  • Genesis [J, 2001] Choice Cuts
  • It Ain't Safe No More . . . [J, 2002] Dud
  • The Big Bang [Aftermath, 2006] Dud
  • Back on My B.S. [Universal/Motown, 2009] **

Consumer Guide Reviews:

The Coming [Elektra, 1996]
"Whoo Hah!! Got You All in Check" Choice Cuts

When Disaster Strikes [Elektra, 1997]
"Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" Choice Cuts

Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front [Elektra, 1998] Neither

Anarchy [Elektra, 2000] Neither

The Best of Busta Rhymes [Elektra/Rhino, 2001]
everything you need know of a first-rate rapper and his second-rate crew, cameos unfortunately excepted ("Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check," "Everything Remains Raw") ***

Genesis [J, 2001]
"Holla," "Intro" Choice Cuts

It Ain't Safe No More . . . [J, 2002] Dud

The Big Bang [Aftermath, 2006] Dud

Back on My B.S. [Universal/Motown, 2009]
Sometimes the threat of jail time can clear a man's head ("Arab Money," "I'm a Go and Get My . . ."). **