Busta Rhymes

Rapper + Hip Hop Musician
Born May 20, 1972

Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr. , better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, producer and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the alias Busta Rhymes after NFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes. Early in his career, he was known for his wild style and fashion, and today is best known for his highly skilled rapping technique, which involves rapping at a much faster rate, and to date has received eleven Grammy nominations for his musical work. About.… Read More

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1972 Birth Busta Rhymes was born Trevor Taheim Smith, Jr., in Brooklyn, New York, on May 20, 1972 to Geraldine Green and Trevor Smith, who are from Jamaica.


1989 17 Years Old …  Leaders of the New School began recording in late 1989 and released their debut album A Future Without a Past in 1991 on Elektra Records.
1990 18 Years Old At age 12, he moved to Uniondale, Long Island, and later moved to the United Kingdom, spending time in Liverpool and Morecambe, England, before returning to the United States to attend Uniondale High School, graduating in 1990.


1992 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1992, the group appeared on A Tribe Called Quest's posse cut "Scenario," in which Busta Rhymes's climactic verse propelled him into the cultural consciousness. … Read More
1993 - 1994 2 More Events
1995 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Some or neither of the collaborations came to fruition, and Rhymes begun recording what would be his debut studio album in late 1995.
1997 - 2000 3 More Events
2001 29 Years Old Genesis was powered by the hit single with Kelis, "What It Is", and his solo single released in November 2001, "Break Ya Neck". … Read More


2002 - 2004 2 More Events
2006 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 20, 2006, Busta 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 Randall's Island.
2007 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Busta Rhymes released a song featuring Linkin Park, titled "We Made It".
2008 36 Years Old He also made an original song ("Where's My Money") for a fictional radio station in the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV.
2009 37 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
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 May 1, 2011 Rhymes appeared on the launch show for MNET's Big Brother Africa 6: Amplified and performed some of his songs.


In 2012, Busta collaborated with Jodie Connor, featuring on her single "Take You There", but he did not appear in the music video.
2013 41 Years Old 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. … Read More
2014 42 Years Old On July 23, 2014, Busta Rhymes announced that he left Cash Money Records due to creative differences and he is no longer on Republic. … Read More
2016 44 Years Old In 2016, a movement to name a small, uninhabited lake island in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts after Busta Rhymes received viral publicity. … Read More
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