The Coming With his coarse, marble-mouthed style, this former member of Leaders of the New School has a voice that hits you like a karate kick —… The Coming With his coarse, marble-mouthed style, this former member of Leaders of the New School has a voice that hits you like a karate kick —… Busta Rhymes Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

The Coming

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Busta Rhymes; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

With his coarse, marble-mouthed style, this former member of Leaders of the New School has a voice that hits you like a karate kick — as do the beefy, staccato (and occasionally cluttered) tracks that accompany him in The Coming. But what distinguishes Busta Rhymes is his sense of humor. He can't resist mocking his fellow East Coast rappers with old-school disses like ''Top gun, shut down your firm like Tom Cruise!'' Even in rap, sonic assaults rarely sound this playful or lovable. B+

Originally posted May 10, 1996 Published in issue #326 May 10, 1996 Order article reprints
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