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A Future... is finally present.

I just finished watching Buss present his latest video on 106, and I was so impressed with Busta and Q Tip’s delivery on the track I thought I’d check (again) to see whether AFWaP was available on iTunes yet… surprisingly it’s here. The iTunes reviewer pretty much covered everything for the heads, I’m just leaving a comment because it’s an honor to possibly be the first to speak on such a memorable, influential project – I mean this is the group that birthed the Busta Rhymes we know and love. Nobody knew 10 solo LP’s would come from the kid that introduced himself to the world with his patented roar followed by “Busta Rhymes the mighty infamous/ always misbehaving and mischievous…” in the final verse of the album’s leadoff single and video “Case of the PTA”. I don’t want to disparage LONS as a unit – Dinco D (or the D to O incorporated INC), Charlie Brown and Cut Monitor Milo all had memorable moments on this opus. Cutting to the chase… what do you want from a hip hop album? AFWaP gave you the high energy and humorous “PTA”, storytelling in “Sobb Story”, the shout out to fine sistas with “Feminine Fatt” (a prologue that Buss could one day be a stand alone franchise), “Sound of the Zeekers” and “Show Me a Hero” which dealt with bullying decades before the John Cena PSA’s were ever thought of for those troubling adolescent/teenage conflicts. I’m sure there are fans of several other tracks. Leaders of the New School really says it all for these kids as their recording techniques would go on to influence hip hop song making for every group that’s ever followed. Just buy this album or a few of its singles, compare some of the crew’s idiosyncrasies to today’s fare in your library, and do a little… homework.


Classic Album. Thank you iTunes for putting this back on.

Please fix sobb story

Sobb story has been jacked up for a long time between the :35 to :45 Busta “when I got my chance though” has a glitch.


Formed: 1989 in Uniondale, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s

Uniondale, NY, rappers MC Charlie Brown, MC Dinco D, MC Busta Rhymes, and Cut Monitor Milo issued A Future Without a Past for Elektra in 1991 as Leaders of the New School. They combined Afrocentric message tracks with novelty throwaways, and got a little attention for...
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A Future Without a Past, Leaders Of The New School
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  • $10.99
  • Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music, East Coast Rap
  • Released: 1991

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