Busta Rhymes reunited with the Leaders Of The New School at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival this week after almost 20 years apart. Busta and Charlie Brown finally settled their differences and the old school Hip Hop group was able to appear together publicly.
Busta Rhymes headlined the 8th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival over this past weekend in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This year's festival was dubbed "Busta Rhymes and Friends."
Earlier in the week, Busta took to Twitter to post a tweet hinting at a possible reunion of the Leaders Of The New School.
The tweet read "Leaders... stayed tuned," and included a picture of Busta Rhymes with fellow Leaders Of The New School members Charlie Brown and Dinco D. The group also included a 4th member, Cut Monitor Milo, but he was not pictured.
In 1991, the Leaders Of The New School released the album A Future Without A Past, and in 1993, the group released T.I.M.E.
The group was also part of the Native Tongue Collective, which included legendary Hip-Hop groups A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and The Jungle Brothers.
In the mid-90s, Busta Rhymes decided to pursue a solo career. The Leaders Of The New School appeared on Busta's 1995 debut album, The Coming, and then disbanded shortly thereafter.
They reunited for a performance on stage together at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival on Saturday July 14, 2012.
- By Layne Weiss