The Flipmode Squad is a production crew and musical group, founded and fronted by rapper Busta Rhymes. The first Flipmode album debuted in 1998 with The Imperial, Rampage and Rah Digga went on to record solo efforts. In the move to J Records in 2000, Lord Have Mercy left Flipmode Squad in preference of a solo career in 2000, feeling that Busta was holding him down.
A second Flipmode Squad release, Rulership Movement, was set for release in 2003 on J Records, but because of the label change to Aftermath it was never released. It was been announced that the album might be released sometime in 2009, but this never materialized.
The founding member, Busta Rhymes has joined Dr. Dre's Aftermath label recently. Rah Digga & Spliff Star have appeared alongside Busta in the "Touch It (Remix)" video, lending credibility to Flipmode's longevity.
Rah Digga left the Flipmode Squad after feeling that she needed to move on and release yet long awaited Sucker Free album. The newest addition to the group is Show Money who has made an appearance in the "Don't Touch Me (Throw da Water on 'em)" and "I Got Bass" music videos. Reek Da Villian left Flipmode in February 2009, because of business reasons. Flipmode releases are on Flipmode Entertainment.