The Dragon. The Story. The Legend.
Date of Birth: May 20, 1972
Location of Birth: East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, USA
Discography: nine studio albums, three compilation albums, eight mixtapes, ninety-one singles (including fifty as a featured artist), ten promotional singles and fifty-six music videos
Trevor George Smith Jr., known professionally as Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, singer, record producer, actor, and record executive. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the moniker Busta Rhymes, after NFL and CFL wide receiver George “Buster” Rhymes. He has received 11 Grammy Award nominations for his work.
About.com included him on its list of the 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time (1987–2007), while Steve Huey of AllMusic called him one of the best and most prolific rappers of the 1990s. In 2012, The Source placed him on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. MTV has called him “one of hip-hop’s greatest visual artists”.
Busta Rhymes was an original member of Leaders of the New School. He later went on and founded the record label Conglomerate (initially Flipmode Entertainment) and production crew The Conglomerate (formerly Flipmode Squad). In November 2011, Busta Rhymes signed a deal with Cash Money Records. On July 23, 2014, Busta Rhymes announced that he left Cash Money Records due to creative differences and was no longer on Republic.
He has released ten studio albums, with the first being the 1996 platinum-selling album The Coming. His list of hit singles include “Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check”, “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”, “Dangerous”, “Turn It Up” (Remix)/”Fire It Up”, “Gimme Some More”, “What’s It Gonna Be?”, “Pass the Courvoisier, Part II”, “I Know What You Want”, “Touch It” and more.
March 26, 1996
September 16, 1997
December 15, 1998
June 20, 2000
November 27, 2001
November 26, 2002
June 13, 2006
May 19, 2009
October 30, 2020
Flipmode, Aftermath, Interscope
Flipmode, Universal Motown