On this day in Hip-Hop history, Busta Rhymes released his debut solo album The Coming.
On this day in 1996, Busta Rhymes released his debut solo album The Coming on Elektra. The album featured production from DJ Scratch, Easy Mo Bee, and The Ummah, among others. Guest artists featured on the set included Def Squad members Redman and Keith Murray, Q-Tip, Zhane, and more.
The Coming spawned the singles "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check," which reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100; and "It's A Party," which peaked at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album reached #6 on the Billboard 200 and hit #1 on the R&B chart. It was certified platinum by the RIAA in January, 1999.
Also on this day...
1990 - Digital Underground released their debut studio album Sex Packets on Tommy Boy.
1995 - Big L released his debut album Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous on Columbia.
1995 - Founding member of N.W.A., Eazy E, died from AIDS at the age of thirty.
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Fatlip (1969) - American rapper from Los Angeles, California. Best known for his career in the hip-hop group Pharcyde.