Extinction Level Event

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Description E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front (or simply just E.L.E. for short) is the third studio album by American rapper Busta Rhymes released on December 15, 1998 by Flipmode and Elektra Records in North America. The album follows the apocalypse theme that was explored by Rhymes in his first two studio albums, The Coming (1996) and When Disaster Strikes (1997). Musically, the album is composed of East Coast, horrorcore, and hardcore hip hop music. Upon release, the album was widely praised by critics, and received three Grammy Award nominations for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 42nd Grammy Awards. E.L.E. also spawned three singles that attained Billboard chart success, including the Janet Jackson-featuring "What's It Gonna Be?!", which became Rhymes' highest-charting single on the US Billboard Hot 100 as a lead artist, reaching number three. The album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling over one million copies. E.L.E. is widely regarded as a classic, because of tracks such as "Gimme Some More and "Iz They Wildin With us".

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