Coming Out-of-print in the US. School, and now on his much-anticipated solo debut, THE ING. Part of an elite group of outrageous MCs whose styles trample over rhythmic limitations (Biz Markie, Ol Dirty Bastard, Akinyele, Redman, etc.), Busta Rhymes has created a trademark flow that accents his animated image. THE ING is drawn around an end-of-the-world theme, with its repeated emphasis on "there is ...only [being] five years left" (foreshadowing "the ing" of the millenium). Musically, the album marks the return of the new school sound of hip-hop. "Keep It Movin"", which reunites the Leaders, is a flashback to the early "90s, when rap music was based on exceptional lyrical skills, original concepts, and tracks that stacked samples every which way. Another new school pioneer, Q-Tip makes his guest appearence on "Ill Vibe", where the two MCs trade silly, free-flowing quips. And the single, "Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check" illustrates Busta is unique talent for ing up with catchy tracks that retain an inherent toughness even as they cross over. THE ING adds to his contributions to hip-hop and still manages to "bring the ruckus to all you..".