Name: Busta Rhymes
Occupation: Rapper
Gender: Male
Height: 185 cm
Birth Day: May 20, 1972
Age: 52
Birth Place: New York City - New York
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
DOB in Roman: V.XX.MCMLXXII

Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes was born on 20 May 1972(52 years old) in New York. Busta Rhymes is Rapper, Zodiac sign - Taurus. More detail about Busta Rhymes given below.

About Busta Rhymes

This reggae-influenced rapper, born Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., rose to prominence with his song"Woo Hah!" and became noted for his quick rhymes. In addition, he is a founder member of the record label Conglomerate.

Trivia

He has been called one of the most prolific rappers in history, was nominated for over ten Grammy Awards, and appeared in the 2000 film, Shaft.

Busta Rhymes before fame

He attended high school alongside Jay-Z, DMX, and The Notorious B.I.G..

Achievement of Busta Rhymes

He has been dubbed"one of the most prolific rappers in history", has received over 10 Grammy nominations, and appears in the 2000 film Shaft.

Salary 2020

Not known

Net Worth 2020

$20 Million

Busta Rhymes family life

With his ex-girlfriend Joanne Wood, he has three boys named T'ziah, T'Khi, and Trillian. In 1998, he had a daughter named Mariah with another ex-girlfriend.

Associations of Busta Rhymes

On Mariah Carey's Adventures of Mimi Tour, he once opened for her.

Busta Rhymes Height, Weight & Physique Measurements

Weight in kg - N/A
Height 185 cm
Eye Color N/A
Hair Color N/A

Facts about Busta Rhymes

  • What awards has the rapper been given?
  • Among the awards given to him are u2018BET Hip Hop Awardsu2019, u2018MYX Music Awardsu2019 and u2018The Source Awardsu2019.
  • Why did the group stop its existence?
  • The members of the group separated as they felt uneasy because of Trevoru2019s popularity which was growing day by day.
  • Who were the fellow-members of the band u2018Leaders of the New Schoolu2019?
  • They were Charlie Brown, Cut Monitor Milo and Dinco D.
  • Busta Rhymes has been charged several times for assaults, gun possessing, drunken drive and driving without license.
  • Busta Rhymes mainly uses half-rhymes in his texts.
  • In what films has Trevor acted?
  • Busta Rhymes has played in such projects as u2018King of the Dancehallu2019, u2018Higher Learningu2019, u2018The Boondocksu2019 and many other ones.

Busta Rhymes Timeline

  • 1972

    Busta Rhymes was born Trevor George Smith Jr. in Brooklyn, New York City on May 20, 1972, to Geraldine Green and Trevor Smith Sr., both from Jamaica. At age 12, Smithu0027s family moved to Uniondale, Long Island, and later to England, spending time in Liverpool and Morecambe, before returning to the United States. Smith attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn with future rappers Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G" Wallace and Shawn "Jay Z" Carter. Smith graduated from Long Islandu0027s Uniondale High School in 1991.

  • 1990

    In 1990, Smith, alongside fellow Long Island natives Charlie Brown (born Bryan Higgins), Dinco D (born James Jackson) and Cut Monitor Milo (born Sheldon Scott), formed the East Coast hip hop group Leaders of the New School. The groupu0027s big break was when they became an opening act for hip hop group Public Enemy. Public Enemyu0027s Chuck D gave Busta Rhymes and Charlie Brown their respective stage names. Leaders of the New School began recording in late 1990 and released their debut album A Future Without a Past... in 1991 on Elektra Records. In early 1992, the group appeared on A Tribe Called Questu0027s posse cut "Scenario". In 1993, they released T.I.M.E. (The Inner Mindu0027s Eye). Smith gained popularity from his advanced rhymes as well as his unique style that was not common of many New York rap artists at the time. Raised by two Jamaican parents, Smith embraced his heritage in his music and image as an artist. Smith was the only member of the group to wear dreads and use Jamaican slang, or patois, in his raps. Smithu0027s unique style added an element to the group that allowed for rapid success. Soon after, however, internal problems arose because of his increasing popularity, and the group broke up on the set of Yo! MTV Raps.

  • 1993

    By the summer of 1992, Rhymes began making guest appearances on songs by several artists such as Big Daddy Kane, Another Bad Creation, The Notorious B.I.G., Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest, KRS-One, as well on the interludes to Mary J. Bligeu0027s debut Whatu0027s the 411? and R&B trio TLCu0027s second album CrazySexyCool. He also appeared on the album jacket of fellow hip-hop group A Tribe Called Questu0027s Midnight Marauders, with a host of other fellow hip-hop pioneers. In early 1993, he appeared in a cameo role in Whou0027s the Man? with his fellow Leaders of the New School group members. That same year, he appeared as part of an ensemble cast in the Forest Whitaker-directed Strapped which also starred rapper and actor Fredro and Bokeem Woodbine and co-starred alongside Ice Cube and Omar Epps in the John Singleton film Higher Learning.

  • 1995

    In mid-1994, Rhymes continued to make guest appearances such as the single "Oh My God" with A Tribe Called Quest, he teamed up with Puff Daddy, LL Cool J, Rampage and former classmate The Notorious B.I.G., on a remix to Craig Macku0027s song "Flava in Ya Ear", soon after he would team up again with The Notorious B.I.G. with rappers such as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Coolio on a posse cut, "The Points" which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Panther. At this time, Rhymes engaged in a freestyle battle rap with Olu0027 Dirty Bastard, rapping the first few verses of his future breakout debut single "Woo-Hah!!" in early 1995. Rhymes also worked on unreleased material with artists such as Nas and Mary J. Blige. Some or neither of the collaborations came to fruition, and Rhymes begun recording what would be his debut studio album in late 1995.

  • 1996

    In the summer of 1995, Busta Rhymes began working on his solo debut album The Coming, and a month after recording was completed, he released it in March 1996. A month before the album was released, he broke out with a hit single, "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check". Later, he started work on his second album, When Disaster Strikes, which would not be released until September 1997. It produced the hit singles "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" and "Fire It Up". His musical journey saw him become one of the most successful and high net worth rappers in the United States.

  • 1998

    In 1998, Busta Rhymes recorded Extinction Level Event (Final World Front). Its lead single "Gimme Some More" u2014 which sampled Bernard Herrmannu0027s theme from Psycho u2014 reached No. 6 in the UK singles chart in January 1999. Busta Rhymes enjoyed further transatlantic success in April, when the single "Whatu0027s It Gonna Be?!", featuring Janet Jackson, reached the US and UK Top 11. The album received prominent notice for featuring the fastest rapping Busta Rhymes has performed, particularly on a song called "Iz They Wildin Wit Us?", featuring a guest appearance by Mystikal.

  • 2000

    In 2000, Busta Rhymes recorded his final album for Elektra, entitled Anarchy. After Busta signed to J Records, a label started by the then recently ousted Arista Records chief and founder Clive Davis, he released a greatest hits collection Total Devastation: The Best of Busta Rhymes, alongside a new album of original work. Continuing the Biblical theme of his previous albums, he titled his record Genesis. The album featured collaborations with Mary J. Blige, P. Diddy, Kelis, and others. Genesis was powered by the hit single with Kelis, "What It Is", and his solo single released in November 2001, "Break Ya Neck". The final single was the summer smash "Pass the Courvoisier, Part II", which featured Pharrell and P. Diddy. Despite the success of the two singles, this album did not sell as well as previous releases. Fellow Flipmode members were featured, but minor changes in the roster were noted.

  • 2002

    In 2002, Busta Rhymes released his sixth studio album It Ainu0027t Safe No More. The album was moderately successful, with a hit song featuring Mariah Carey and the Flipmode Squad titled "I Know What You Want". Another hit single was "Make It Clap", featuring Spliff Star. The remix of "Make It Clap", features Sean Paul. After its release, Busta Rhymes left J Records. In 2004, he signed with American record producer and record executive Dr. Dreu0027s Aftermath Entertainment, through Interscope Records. Consequently, upon changing label, a new Flipmode album was cancelled and shelved. As a side note, Busta was also featured as a playable fighter in the 2004 fighting game Def Jam: Fight For NY.

  • 2006

    On August 20, 2006, Rhymes was arrested and arraigned for charges of third-degree assault after attacking a man who reportedly spat on his car in New York City on August 12 after the AmsterJam Music Festival on Randallu0027s Island.On October 24, 2006, Rhymes appeared at Manhattan Criminal Court as the district attorneyu0027s office attempted to amend previous charges against him to include weapons possession for a machete found in his car. The judge refused to add the charge and adjourned the case.

  • 2007

    In 2007, Busta Rhymes released a song featuring Linkin Park, titled "We Made It". He also made an original song, "Whereu0027s My Money", for a fictional radio station in the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV. It was later revealed that Busta inked a deal with Universal Motown, where he released his eighth studio album Back on My B.S., on May 19, 2009. The album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, selling 56,000 copies, and was his first album to not receive an RIAA certification, selling 122,000 copies to date. The album was supported by the singles "Arab Money", featuring Ron Browz, "Hustleru0027s Anthem u002709", featuring T-Pain and "Respect My Conglomerate". The song "World Go Round", featuring British singer Estelle, was released in France on April 6, 2009 due to the heavy rotation of a leaked version. The single was released in the UK on July 13, 2009. Busta Rhymes also appeared on Asher Rothu0027s debut album Asleep in the Bread Aisle.On February 20, 2007, Rhymes refused a plea deal offered by the prosecutoru0027s office for the assault of his former driver, Edward Hatchett. The deal would have entailed six months in jail and pleading guilty to two assaults, the attack on Hatchett, and the attack on the former fan. The dispute with Hatchett is believed to have originated over back pay Hatchett felt he was owed. Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Becki Rowe offered Busta another option, pleading guilty to third-degree assault. The conditions of the proposed sentence would include five days of community service, two weeks of youth lectures and six months of anger management classes, as well as three years of probation.On May 3, 2007, Rhymes was arrested in Manhattan for driving without a license and for driving while impaired. On March 18, 2008, a judge in New York City sentenced Rhymes to three years of probation, 10 days community service, $1250 in fines (plus court costs), and to enroll in a drunken driving program.

  • 2008

    His seventh studio album, titled The Big Bang, became the first No. 1 album of his career. The CD sold over 209,000 copies in its first week to earn the top spot on the US Billboard 200. The album also became his highest charting album in the UK, peaking at No. 19. Some of the album was previously leaked online, and as a result several songs were left off the album and new ones added. The Big Bang features production by Dr. Dre and Swizz Beatz, as well as appearances by Raekwon and Nas. The album spawned the singles "Touch It", "I Love My Bitch", featuring Kelis and will.i.am, "New York Shit", featuring Swizz Beatz and "In The Ghetto". Busta Rhymes also had a stint opening for Mariah Careyu0027s The Adventures of Mimi Tour. Also, he has performed with Eminem on "Touch It Remix Part 5" and who also performed a verse on the aforementioned rapperu0027s song, "Iu0027ll Hurt You". On July 17, 2008, Busta left Interscope and Aftermath due to a creative clash with Interscope head Jimmy Iovine.In November 2008, when "Arab Money" was released as a single, DJ Dany Neville and the Iraqi rapper The Narcicyst responded by recording a reply. Rhymes later apologized. DJs in the country said they had not received an order banning the record from being spun in nightclubs, and they had mixed feelings on whether the record was offensive or not. DJ Saif of Dubai said, "I donu0027t play u0027Arab Moneyu0027 because itu0027s disrespectful [to] Arabs. I donu0027t think there is a ban on playing it in clubs, but many here donu0027t play it anyway."On September 25, 2008, Rhymes was temporarily refused entry to the United Kingdom due to "unresolved convictions".

  • 2009

    In September 2009, Busta Rhymes had announced that he was working on his ninth studio album, alongside Canadian producer Boi-1da, entitled The Chemo. At the time, he stated that the project was 80% finished. In May 2010, Busta Rhymes had reportedly changed the title of his ninth album from The Chemo to Extinction Level Event 2, making his ninth effort a sequel to his 1998 album Extinction Level Event (Final World Front).On October 14, 2009, a Brooklyn judge ordered Rhymes to pay a concert goer $75,000 in compensation for an assault which occurred in 2003.

  • 2010

    DJ Bliss, along with many other DJs in the UAE, refused to play "Arab Money" on Radio 1 in Dubai after it was banned in the UAE for offense to Arabs. He added, "I used to play the original version in the club, but out of respect for the laws here in my country, I havenu0027t played it since." In 2010 the tracku0027s producer Ron Browz defended Busta Rhymes in a Dubai interview with journalist Awad Mustafa stating that the track was misunderstood. "For us, having u0027Arab moneyu0027 is a compliment understood like having u0027Oprah moneyu0027 or u0027Tiger Woods moneyu0027 u2013 itu0027s just street slang, and we were appreciating the amazing wonders that have been created here," Browz said. Browz added that he had produced the track in a moment of inspiration while experimenting in his studio. "Growing up in Harlem I was always surrounded by Arabs and Muslims, we embraced their culture and they embraced ours and we always joked with each other," he said.In an August 6, 2010 interview on Conspiracy Worldwide Radio, American hip hop producer DJ Premier said Busta Rhymes received over eight beats which he did not want to use but Premier hoped his next beat would be chosen for inclusion on the album. On DJ Premieru0027s Live from Headqcourterz radio show, Premier confirmed that one of his beats were to be included in E.L.E. 2. In 2010, Busta Rhymes formed his new label, The Conglomerate Entertainment (later on, the label would have artists such as N.O.R.E., and Spliff Star on its roster). He was also featured on "Cu0027mon (Catch u0027Em By Surprise)" by Tiu00ebsto and Diplo.

  • 2011

    In 2011, Rhymes recorded "Look at Me Now" with Chris Brown and Lil Wayne on Brownu0027s fourth album, F.A.M.E.; the song received favorable reviews regarding Rhymes guest verse on the song, and is his highest chart entry on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 6, while reaching No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming his first No. 1 on that chart. On September 7, 2011, Rhymes received six nominations for the BET Hip Hop Awards, held on October 11, 2011.On May 1, 2011, Rhymes appeared on the launch show for MNETu0027s Big Brother Africa 6: Amplified and performed some of his songs. In 2011, Busta Rhymes performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos. Busta Rhymes contributed to the 2011 Tech N9ne album All 6u0027s and 7u0027s, performing vocals on the single, "Worldwide Choppers", released on May 31. Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber featured Busta Rhymes on a song called "Drummer Boy" off Bieberu0027s sophomore studio album, Under the Mistletoe, released on November 1, 2011. On November 11, 2011, a Heavy D tribute song titled "You Ainu0027t Gotta Wait Till Iu0027m Gone" was leaked.On November 16, 2011, it was announced that Busta Rhymes signed to Cash Money Records. For his debut single on the Cash Money label and his Conglomerate Records, he reunited with Chris Brown on the single "Why Stop Now". In 2012, Busta collaborated with Jodie Connor, featuring on her single "Take You There", but he did not appear in the music video.He was later featured on YMCMB label mate Shannelu0027s single "Last Time". In 2011, it was announced that Universal Motown was going defunct, forcing Rhymes and other artists to move to Universal Republic Records. In mid-2012, it was announced that Universal Republic Records was also going defunct, forcing artists on the roster to move to Republic Records, reviving the label.

  • 2012

    A song with Twista, titled "Can You Keep Up", was leaked. Busta Rhymes was featured on Fat Joeu0027s single "Pride & Joy" alongside Kanye West and Jadakiss. His ninth studio album, Year of the Dragon, was released for free on Google Play on August 21, 2012. The album features guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Trey Songz, Robin Thicke, Maino, Gucci Mane and more. He also released a music video for the track "Doinu0027 It Again" which features Reek da Villian and includes a tribute to his manager, Chris Lighty, who committed suicide in 2012.On December 21, 2012, members of The Conglomerate Ent., Busta along with J. Doe and Reek da Villan released a mixtape titled Catastrophic, their first collective effort. Busta Rhymes collaborated with Pharrell Williams, who produced the first single off his Cash Money Records debut, "Twerk It", which was released June 6, 2013. A video was shot in Flatbush on June 3, 2013. The official remix was released featuring Nicki Minaj. On July 23, 2014, Busta Rhymes announced that he left Cash Money Records due to creative differences and he is no longer on Republic. On November 7, 2013, he released "Thank You", a song featuring Q-Tip, Kanye West and Lil Wayne.

  • 2015

    He was featured on "Devil", featuring Neon Hitch and B.o.B, a song by Cash Cash. It was released in August 2015. In July 2014, it was announced that Rhymes had amicably departed Cash Records due to creative differences.

  • 2016

    In 2016, a movement to name a small, uninhabited lake island in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts after Busta Rhymes received viral publicity. The unofficial name of Busta Rhymes Island was chosen by a town resident because the island has "rope-swinging, blueberries, and ... stuff Busta would enjoy". A formal proposal was made to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names to officially change the islandu0027s name, but it was not accepted due to regulations regarding the naming of geographic places after living people.

  • 2018

    Busta Rhymes was also a featured artist on The Hamilton Mixtape, singing a remix of "My Shot", along with Black Thought of The Roots and Joell Ortiz. The trio performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. On February 2, 2018, Rhymes released a new single "Get It", featuring Missy Elliott and Kelly Rowland, through Epic Records. In 2018, he was announced to be a featured artist on Azealia Banksu2019 album Fantasea II: The Second Wave, on the song "Tastes State".

  • 2019

    In February 2019, Busta Rhymes confirmed heu0027s "finishing touches" of his new album with longtime collaborator, Dr. Dre.On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Busta Rhymes among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.

  • 2020

    In 2020, he appeared on season 4 of The Masked Singer as the Dragon. He was eliminated in the first episode.On October 30, 2020 Busta released his album Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God, featuring Kendrick Lamar, Rakim, Mariah Carey, Q-Tip, Mary J Blige, and MOP, among others.

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