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in its defunct not long after the release of their second LP. On the other hand, however, the split automatically enabled Busta to put full concentration to continue his music career on his own in turn while also gave him chance to spark another profession as movie star that he assumed brilliantly in John Singleton's "Higher Learning" (1995).
Followed it up with the launch of his solo effort, "The Coming", on March 26, 1996 under Elektra Records, Busta again drew vast public attention when this piece of work wonderfully soared to the first rank of Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart and the top 10 of The Billboard 200, many thanks to its single of "Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check." A vibrant also colorful song, the composition really was a monumental track from the album as it wonderfully ruled Billboard Hot Rap Singles for 7 weeks, leading "The Coming" to be certified Gold only two months after its release and more importantly, garnering Busta a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance category a year later. Undeniably catapulted to widespread popularity afterwards, the superb attainment subsequently built up his confidence to quickly bring out his sophomore LP, "When Disaster Strikes", to the surface in September 1997.
Featured 18 gritty tracks, the album amazingly did not take a long time to surpass its predecessor for it instantly reached the third spot on The Billboard 200, not to mention its claim on the first position on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album, besides spawned hits like "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" and "Dangerous" which both marvelously scored him Grammy nod, again in the same category, by 1998 and 1999 respectively. With his status cemented solidly in the forefront of hip-hop music scene, Busta effortlessly walked on his steady path to encounter success after success through the releases of his next three works, "E.L.E: The Final World Front" (1999), "Anarchy" (2000), plus "Genesis" (2001), along the way added 4 more Grammy nominations to his burgeoning resume. In the meantime, he effectively rode on this glorious period to make a decent return to Hollywood, appearing in the 2000 box-office hit movies of "Shaft" also "Finding Forrester."
Still sticking to film feature in 2002 with the coming out of "Halloween: Resurrection" and "Narc", Busta wisely took time in between the two pictures to deliver his sixth studio album, "It Ain't Safe No More", by