On My Own: The Best Solo Breakouts

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  • Lauryn Hill
  • Diana Ross
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Teddy Pendergrass
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Ice Cube
  • Dr. Dre
  • Bobby Brown
  • R. Kelly
  • Beyoncé
  • Michael Jackson
  • Prodigy
  • Curtis Mayfield

Busta Rhymes

After turning in perhaps the best guest verse ever on A Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario," Busta Rhymes and his singular talents needed room to breathe. He split from his old crew, Leaders of the New School, and released his solo debut, The Coming, in 1996.   

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