Busta Rhymes

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Busta Rhymes
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Busta Rhymes performing in 2015
Born
Trevor George Smith Jr.

(1972-05-20) May 20, 1972 (age 50)[1]
New York City, U.S.
Other namesTrevor Taheim Smith
EducationUniondale High School
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
Years active1989–present[2]
Children6
AwardsFull list
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • samplers
  • drums
Labels

Trevor Smith, Jr., better known as Busta Rhymes, (born May 20, 1972) is an American rapper and record producer. He was born and raised in New York City. His parents are Jamaican. He has performed with many pop groups, such as the Pussycat Dolls. He has carried numerous hit singles in his name. He is a very successful rapper and singer, and he made a lot of rap and hip hop hits, also he has a special rapping style. So far he has been nominated for eleven Grammy Awards.

Career[change | change source]

In 1989 Rhymes started a rap group called Leaders of the New School with Charlie Brown, Dinco D, and Cut Monitor Milo. Their first album was released in 1991 by Elektra Records. In 1993 the band broke up.

In 1995 Rhymes started making his first solo album, The Coming. It was released March 26 1996.

When Disaster Strikes..., Rhymes' second album, was released September 16, 1997.

December 15, 1998 E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front was released. It was nominated for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the Grammy Awards.

Anarchy was released 2000. It was his last album on Elektra Records. On October 2 2001 Total Devastation: The Best of Busta Rhymes was released. In the same month Rhymes released a new album, Genesis. Four singles were released from it.

It Ain't Safe No More... was released November 26 2002. The album's second single was "I Know What You Want". The song had Mariah Carey singing in it. It reached No.3 in the UK Singles Chart.

In 2006 The Big Bang was released. It was Rhymes' only release on Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment record label. Five singles were released from it.

Rhymes' eighth album, Back on My B.S. was released 2009.

Year of the Dragon was released 2012 for free on Google Play.

Rhymes' next album Extinction Level Event 2 is going to be released in 2014.

Personal life[change | change source]

Rhymes is a Muslim.[5] He has four children: three sons, T'Ziah (born 1993), T'Khi (born 1999), Trillian (born 2001), and a daughter, Mariah (born 1998).[6][7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly. No. 1260. May 24, 2013. p. 34.
  2. John Bush. "Busta Rhymes". AllMusic. Archived from the original on May 14, 2019. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  3. Fonseca, Anthony J.; Goldsmith, Melissa Ursula Dawn, eds. (2018). Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 96. ISBN 9780313357596.
  4. Johnson, Kevin C. (December 23, 2011). "Q&A: Local artists pay tribute to Native Tongues rap acts". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  5. Hollywood.TV. "Busta Rhymes is a Muslim and talks about Islam". YouTube.
  6. Williams, Steven. "Busta Rhymes' 'Ego Hurt' By Ex-Girlfriend Becoming A Lesbian". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  7. "Busta Rhymes Gets Results Of Paternity Test". MTV News. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  8. "Daddy Dearest: Paternity Scandals in Music". BET. Retrieved March 19, 2015.