Today, May 20, is the birthday of Brooklyn rapper Busta Rhymes. The rap legend is now 49.
Busta Rhymes Turns 49 Today
Trevor George Smith Jr. (born May 20, 1972), better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, record producer and record executive. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the moniker Busta Rhymes, after NFL and CFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes. He is known for his outlandish style and fashion sense depicted in several innovative music videos as well as his intricate rhyming technique, rapping at high speed with heavy use of internal rhyme and half rhyme, and has received 11 Grammy Award nominations for his work.
Busta Rhymes was both a member of Leaders of the New School and a founding member of the record label Conglomerate formally known as Flipmode.
Busta is a legend when it comes to this thing called hip-hop. Rocking the airwaves since 1992, Busta Rhymes has undeniably remained a staple of hip-hop for over 30 years.
In 1996 he released his first album ‘ The Coming’ that went platinum. His list of hit singles include “Woo Haa!! Got you all in check “, “Dangerous”, “Gimme Some More”, “Pass the Courvoisier”, among several others.
He’s worked with nearly every label and every artist in the industry in every genre, and is definitely considered one the GOATs!
Today we salute the work of Busta rhymes and wish him many more years!