Busta Rhymes, rapper
birth name: Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr.

Busta Rhymes

May 20, 1972, Brooklyn, NY

Busta Rhymes has proved his knack for reinventing himself over more than three generations of hip-hop. ~ Takin' Mines: Busta Rhymes feat Q-Tip/Poetic Justice ~ December 21, 2012 © Takin' Mines

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May 20, 1972 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (4) The Staple Singers, I'll Take You There ~ #2 (3) The Chi-Lites, Oh Girl ~ #1 (1) Roberta Flack, The First Time I Ever I Saw Your Face


Busta Rhymes possesses one of the most recognizable vocal timbres in rap music. His West Indian-tinged lyrical flow, psychedelic garb, and endearing rambunctiousness helped turn Rhymes into a rap superhero, an urban warrior straight out of the P-Funk tradition. ~ Rolling Stone: Busta Rhymes ~ retrieved October 12, 2014 © Rolling Stone

Busta Rhymes ~ Ranked #37 The Source Top 50 Hip-Hop Lyricists Of All Time in 2012.

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Lil Wayne ~ Tha Carter III (2008) ~ Voted #120 SPIN 125 Best Albums Of The Past 25 Years in 2012 ~ This blitz of cough syrup-slurping wordplay and inspired nonsense blew SPIN away in 2008 - the magazine couldn't settle on a rating for its review, so it simply awarded it a “%!$#*&.” ~ 2012 © SPIN

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