Leaders Of The New School was formed in 1989 with members Busta Rhymes, Charlie Brown, Dinco D, and Cut Monitor Milo. They got their start touring with Public Enemy, in which (in particular, Busta Rhymes) some of the members received their stage names. In 1991 their debut album, A Future Without a Past was released. Shortly after the release LOTNS joined The Native Tongues Posse (De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest etc). LOTNS was featured in the song "Scenario" on A Tribe Called Quests' 1991 release The Low End Theory. In 1993 their second studio album was released, T.I.M.E. (The Inner Minds Eye). Around the time of T.I.M.E. being recorded, tension within the band started to occur. Shortly after the release of T.I.M.E. LOTNS disbanded.