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The real name of Busta Rhymes is Trevor George Smith Jr.
Busta Rhymes' birthday falls on May 20. He was born in 1972, in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City, USA. Both of his parents were from Jamaica.
Trevor George Smith Jr got his stage name Busta Rhymes when Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him this monicker after NFL and CFL wide receiver George Buster Rhymes. Busta Rhymes is a high-speed hip-hop rapper and uses a lot of internal rhymes and half-rhymes. He is a record producer too. In 1990, Busta along with his mates Charlie Brown, Dinco D, and Cut Monitor Milo, created a hip hop crew called Leaders of the New School. This was his first step toward his career as a rapper. They together released their first album 'A Future Without A Past'. The group later got split and Busta, Charlie Brown, and Dinco went their own ways.
Busta Rhymes got the major limelight when he performed as a guest rapper on A Tribe Called Quest's song 'Scenario'. People call it his breakthrough performance that made him so popular. As of 2022, he is one of the most celebrated artists in the music industry. He is not only a popular American rapper but also a record producer, songwriter, musician, and actor. People love his fashion sense and performing style too. Busta Rhymes was famously called 'one of hip-hop's greatest visual artists' by MTV. Keep reading this article to know more about his personal life and career highlights.
Busta Rhymes's net worth is estimated to be $20 million. He is one of the top-rated hip-hop artists and record producers and that is why has a great net worth.
Busta Rhymes's annual income is not known but he manages to earn well.
Busta Rhymes's height is 6 ft 1 in (185.9 cm).
Busta Rhymes is 50 years old as of 2022.
There is ample information available about Busta Rhymes's early life. Busta was born in New York, the USA, in 1972. Busta Rhymes's father's name is Trevor Smith Sr. and his mother's name is Geraldine Green. When Busta was 12 years old, he along with his family started living at Uniondale on Long Island. He spent most of his teenage years on Long Island only and did his schooling at George Westinghouse High School in Downtown Brooklyn for some time. He eventually graduated from Uniondale High School in 1991. After school, Busta developed an interest in swimming. He was so good at it that he even tried to set records in swimming events at Liverpool University. Busta completed his B-Tech in sports. Later he returned to the USA to pursue his career in music and today has made his name in the industry.
Busta Rhymes is not dating anybody as of now, he is single as of 2022. Although he is a father of six children. He was in a relationship with Joanne Wood for almost a decade and had three sons with her. Busta dated Ronda Randall and had a daughter. He also dated Jill Miskelly and had a daughter with her.
Busta is best known for his music and songs like 'Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check' and his unique rapping style. He was included in the list of 50 Greatest MCs of his time by About.com. He was even part of the list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time released by The Source. In 1996, Busta released his debut album 'The Coming'. His solo debut album was a big hit and was placed sixth on Billboard 200 album chart and earned him his first Grammy nomination. He has many hit singles as a solo artist, some of them are 'Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check', 'Dangerous', 'I Know What You Want', and 'Give Me Some More'. 'Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check' was part of his first album. Busta Rhymes talked about his ninth album in 2009 and confirmed that it was 80% complete. Busta Rhymes worked with Lil Wayne and Chris Brown on Brown's four albums 'F.A.M.E'. Song's name was 'Look At Me Now' and Busta received great appreciation for his guest verse in it. This remains Busta's highest entry in Billboard Hot 100. This song also reached the No.1 position on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and was Busta Rhymes's first time reaching on No.1 position.
Busta Rhymes has been nominated 12 times for Grammy Awards (thanks to his amazing music!) but is yet to win one.
Busta Rhymes has a great interest in music and particularly hip hop. He loves swimming and acting too.
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