Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes


Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr., known professionally as Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the moniker Busta Rhymes, after NFL and CFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes.

Full Name
Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr.
May 20, 1972
6′ 1″
Net Worth


Trevor George Smith Jr., better known as Busta Rhymes, was born in May 20, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York City. He is an American rapper, singer, record producer, actor and songwriter. His zodiac sign is Taurus and his ethnicity is Jamaican-American.

Rhymes began rapping at age 11 after joining the group Leaders of the New School. He released his debut album The Coming in 1996 which included hit singles “Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check” and “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”. He then released two albums Extinction Level Event (1998) and Anarchy (2000) that featured more of his popular singles including “What's It Gonna Be?!” featuring Janet Jackson and “Dangerous” with Rah Digga. His fourth studio album Genesis was released in 2001 and spawned several successful singles such as “Break Ya Neck” and “Pass the Courvoisier Part II” featuring P. Diddy. 

In 2006, Rhymes released his sixth studio album The Big Bang which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album but lost to OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. More recently he has collaborated with several artists including Mariah Carey, Akon, Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown. In addition to music, Rhymes has also appeared in films such as Shaft (2000), Finding Forrester (2000) and Hallow Man 2 (2002).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1972</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Busta Rhymes is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 20, 1972, Busta Rhymes is born in Brooklyn, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signed to Elektra Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Busta Rhymes signed to Elektra Records and released his debut album "The Coming".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Grammy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for his song "Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Released Album "E.L.E."</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Released the critically acclaimed album "Extinction Level Event (E.L.E.)" which reached number one on the Billboard 200 charts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Released Album "The Big Bang"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Released his seventh studio album "The Big Bang", which was certified gold by the RIAA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Featured on We Made It</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Featured on Jay Z's single "We Made It" alongside Drake.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launched Label Conglomerate Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Launched his own label Conglomerate Records and released his eighth studio album "Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

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    <h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Pioneer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Busta Rhymes is one of the pioneers of hip hop and rap music. He has been in the game since the early 90s and his influence on the genre is undeniable. His style and flow have inspired many of today’s biggest rappers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Creative Artist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Busta Rhymes is an incredibly creative artist. His songs often feature complex rhymes and intricate wordplay, and he frequently uses samples from other genres like jazz and reggae to add unique sounds to his music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Good Person</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Busta Rhymes is a good person not only as an artist but also as a human being. He has created several charity organizations to help out those in need and is always willing to lend a helping hand.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Major Artist to Release an Album Exclusively on MySpace</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Busta Rhymes was the first major artist to release an album exclusively on MySpace in 2007. The album, “Back on my B.S.”, was released for free to all MySpace users and was a commercial success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Appeared in Numerous Movies and TV Shows</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Busta Rhymes has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, such as Shaft (2000), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Empire (2015) and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2015).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Had His Own Clothing Line</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Busta Rhymes had his own clothing line called "Bus-A-Wear" which was released in 2005. The clothing line featured t-shirts, hats, jackets and more.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Won Three Grammy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Busta Rhymes has won three Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" in 1998, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Gimme Some More" in 1999, and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Pass the Courvoisier Part II" in 2003.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Received an Honorary Degree from High School</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Busta Rhymes received an honorary degree from his high school, George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School, in 2015. He was presented with the award for his philanthropic work and his dedication to music.</p></div>


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