Busta Rhymes

May 20, 1972

Busta Rhymes Artistfacts

  • Busta's real name is Trevor Smith. Public Enemy leader Chuck D gave him his nickname. Chuck lifted the name from All-American University of Oklahoma football star George "Buster" Rhymes.
  • He formed the group Leaders Of The New School in 1990.
  • He has been in the movies Finding Forrester, Higher Learning, Shaft 2000, The Narc, and Halloween 8.
  • Busta was born in Brooklyn, but his parents are from Jamaica.
  • Had a son in 1994. A previous child died shortly after he was born.
  • Insists that condoms be provided backstage at his concerts.
  • Has made music with Boyz II Men, P. Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Ozzy Osbourne, Janet Jackson, Erykah Badu, The Lordz of Brooklyn, TLC and A Tribe Called Quest. >>
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    Brett - Edmonton, Canada
  • Busta Rhymes voiced Reptar Wagon in 1998's The Rugrats Movie.

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