The Coming is the debut studio album by American rapper Busta Rhymes. It was released on March 26, 1996, by Elektra Records. The album features Def Squad members Redman and Keith Murray, Q-Tip, Zhané, Leaders of the New School and several Flipmode Squad members. Production was handled by DJ Scratch, Easy Mo Bee and The Ummah, among others. It serves as Rhymes’ first solo album after the break up of former group Leaders of the New School three years prior and Rhymes’ first full-length project after numerous guest appearances on other songs with artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, The Notorious B.I.G., Heavy D and the Boyz and Mary J. Blige.
The record reached number six on the Billboard 200 chart in 1996 and received a Platinum certification from RIAA after selling 1,000,000 copies in the United States by February 1999. The single, “Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check” reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1996, and earned Rhymes his first nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 39th Grammy Awards.
In commemoration of its 25th anniversary, a super deluxe edition of The Coming featuring remixes, instrumentals and acapellas was released to all streaming platforms on April 16, 2021 by Rhino.