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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 20 May 1972Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameTrevor Tahiem Smith Jr.
Nickname Bus-a-Bus
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Busta Rhymes was born on May 20, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr.

Trivia (11)

Arrested and charged with criminal possession after police found a loaded, unregistered pistol in his car. The police also found a small bag of marijuana on Gerald Odom, Rhymes' manager, who was riding in the car at the time. Odom was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a weapon. [December 1998]
Son, T'ziah, b. 1993 by former girlfriend Joanne
In 2003 signed to Shady/Aftermath records, Eminem and Dr. Dre's record company. By 2006, and the release of the album, he again changed record labels.
Nickname was given to him by Chuck D of Public Enemy, and was taken from University of Oklahoma halfback George "Buster" Rhymes.
In 2000, broke the Guinness World Record for most syllables in one second during a freestyle rap. Before him the title was for voice-actor John Moschitta, who could maintain the most consonants unbroken, per second.
Father was from New York City, New York and mother was of Jamaican heritage.
Was head of the Flipmode Squad and executive of its label.
Released his new, very highly-anticipated album 'The Big Bang' on June 13th, 2006. [June 2006]
A founding member of the rap group The Leaders Of The New School, is currently enjoying a succesful solo career.
Busta Rhymes is known today to be one of the most colorful, outspoken and influential rap artists in the industry today.
NYC: Looking to sign new artists for his Conglomerate records, replacing his old Flipmode roster.

Personal Quotes (27)

You're gonna get your traditional Busta Rhymes and Pharrell collabo. My man Focus from the Aftermath crew; Dr. Dre; the late, great J Dilla got work on the album. It's gonna be great - look forward to the new bang-out. - On his 2007 album, 'Before Hell Freezes Over'.
I feel like the quality of privacy and respect of people's personal space has been completely disintegrated. You can ask to take the picture. I will be so glad to take the picture and pose and look good for the picture.
My thinking is that if we're going to take from a culture, let's take from a culture that has exemplified success for thousands of years.
I want you to see that I'm looking. Look at me look at you. I'm cool with that.
I have no trouble being a good dude because that's what I am.
Hip-hop reflects the truth, and the problem is that hip-hop exposes a lot of the negative truth that society tries to conceal. It's a platform where we could offer information, but it's also an escape.
For me the best thing about winning an award is when the people cheer for your win. When you can see that the people are really happy that you are winning something, that's the most reward thing in the world.
I'm trying to set up opportunities for myself so that I don't only have one outlet to go through and rely upon as far as a support system financially, emotionally and mentally.
You could put me on any track. I support that one million percent. Whatever the track is, I'm going to smash it. Believe that.
Whether it's working on five or 10 different things at the same time, I've got to stay in people's faces.
The personal threat is something that's always been a part of our lives.
New York is traditional New York, you know what I'm saying? It's the stomping ground of the hustlers and go-getters.
My making it is a combination of grinding, grinding, grinding and being lucky enough to finally get a shot.
It's almost not safe to be an artist, the way everybody is randomly picking people to feud with.
I started growing my hair in December '89. I was seventeen. I signed my record deal and said I ain't combing my hair no more. I don't have too.
I feel like I introduce another level of my creative ability on every album.
I called the album 'The Chemo' because it seems like the industry and music overall is dying slowly.
At the end of the day, man, you can't protect yourself from a haymaker that's coming in toward your face if you don't see it coming.
It's been three years since I last performed here so I'm dying to tear the roof off Wembley Arena with some old school joints and brand new bangers. When I'm done, you're gonna remember it for a long time to come.
Brooklyn is where I primarily developed. I had an opportunity to make records and perform in clubs here and there, and I started networking with the right people in the right places.
I will be so glad to take the picture and pose and look good for the picture. But when you catch me while I'm looking real sideways and the picture's ugly as hell, I don't want you to have the picture like that!
With every song I have a person in mind who, in a perfect world, would perform with me. Usually I end up not getting that person, and I'm forced to settle for someone else.
I'm a fan of making films. Whether I'm on stage or in front of a camera, one of my first loves is performing for the people. I'd like to do more acting.
I wanted to make something that reminded people of the way albums used to feel. I wanted something as good as the stuff put out by the Bomb Squad, or Dr. Dre and his production crew, or 'A Tribe Called Quest.' I miss albums like those.
I really only respect the Arab culture. I ain't really trying to pay no attention to, ya know, these little people in political positions and executive positions that ain't Arab culture oriented people because a lot of the times, what are you really showing all of this concern for?
I have a song called 'Decisions' that features Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, John Legend and Common. It's about people who have made a decision to really stand by you as friends.
I appreciate the additional additives and preservatives that help sell a project, but I'm sticking to what works best for me. I gotta sell the album live on stage and make people believe in the songs.

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