This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

September 23rd – Busta Rhymes releases his sophomore solo album “When Disaster Strikes…” on Flipmode Records, on this day in 1997.

The platinum-selling second solo set by the former member of Leaders Of The New School earned Busta a Grammy Award nomination.

“When Disaster Strikes…” contained production by DJ Scratch, The Ummah, Rockwilder, Easy Mo Bee, Diddy and others.

The album’s title theme of apocalypse continued the concept from his 1996 solo debut “The Coming”.

“When Disaster Strikes…” spawned the smash hit singles, “Turn It Up(Remix)/Fire It Up”, which went gold, the multi-platinum-selling “Dangerous” and the anthem “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”, which went platinum as well.

Guests on “When Disaster Strikes…” included, Erykah Badu, Jamal, Mase, Lord Have Mercy, Rampage, Anthony Hamilton & The Chosen Generation and Busta’s Flipmode Squad.