The Coming is the debut album by American rapper Busta Rhymes, released on March 26, 1996 by Elektra Records. Recording sessions for The Coming began in late 1994, and concluded in early 1995 at various recording studios. The Coming features rapping from Def Squad members Redman and Keith Murray as well as a guest appearance from Q-Tip and singing from Zhané and different future Flipmode Squad members. One notable song on the album is "Keep It Movin" which features Busta's former group Leaders of the New School, and it would mark the last time they would ever make a song together. It has production from many famed producers and production teams such as DJ Scratch, Easy Mo Bee and The Ummah.
The Coming was a critical and commercial success for Busta Rhymes. It reached #6 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1996 and has since received a platinum certification from RIAA. Allmusic gave at a near perfect 4.5 out of 5 star rating. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic says that "Busta Rhymes has never had such an impressive showcase for his rhymes as he does on The Coming". It boasts the hit single "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check" which reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1996. It was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance  and Steve Huey of Allmusic says that the song "catapulted Busta Rhymes into solo superstardom". It also ended up sporting another hit single, "It's a Party" featuring Zhané. The Coming has sold 793,000 copies by June 2009. The Coming, along with When Disaster Strikes... and E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front, is seen as a classic rap album.
||"The Coming (Intro)" (featuring Lord Have Mercy & Rampage)||Trevor Smith, Jr., Roger McNair, George Spivey, Rick St. Hilaire||DJ Scratch, Rick St. Hilaire
||"Do My Thing" ||Smith, Jr.||DJ Scratch
||"Everything Remains Raw" ||Smith, Jr., Osten Harvey, Jr.||Easy Mo Bee
||"Abandon Ship" (featuring Rampage)||Smith, Jr., McNair||Busta Rhymes
||"Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check" (featuring Rampage)||Smith, Jr., Rashad Smith||Busta Rhymes, Rashad Smith
||"It's a Party" (featuring Zhané)||Smith, Jr., Renee Neufville||Easy Mo Bee
||"Hot Fudge" ||Smith, Jr., Marlon King||The Vibe Chemist Backspin
||"Ill Vibe" (featuring Q-Tip)||Smith, Jr., Jonathan Davis||The Ummah
||"Flipmode Squad Meets Def Squad" (featuring Jamal, Redman, Keith Murray, Rampage & Lord Have Mercy)||Smith, Jr., McNair, Wayne Notise, Keith Murray, Reggie Noble, Jamal Phillips, King||The Vibe Chemist Backspin
||"Still Shining" ||Smith, Jr., James Yancey||The Ummah
||"Keep It Movin'" (featuring Leaders of the New School)||Smith, Jr., Bryan Higgins, James Jackson, Sheldon Scott, Yancey||The Ummah
||"The Finish Line" ||Smith, Jr., Spivey||DJ Scratch
||"The End of the World (Outro)" (featuring Spliff Star)||Smith, Jr., St. Hilaire||Rick St. Hilaire