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Busta Rhymes

Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., (born May 20, 1972), better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, producer and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the alias Busta Rhymes after NFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes. Early in his career, he was known for his wild style and fashion, and today is best known for his intricate rapping technique, which involves rapping at a fast rate with lots of internal rhyme and half rhyme, and to date has received eleven Grammy nominations for his musical 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 '90s. 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." He was both a member of Leaders of the New School and a founding member of the label and group Flipmode AKA the Conglomerate. Busta was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Jamaican parents Geraldine Green and Trevor Smith, Sr. in 1972. At age 12 he moved to Uniondale, Long Island, and later attended Uniondale High

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Busta Rhymes -- PUMPED ABOUT DERRICK ROSE ... Not Pumped About Porzingis (VIDEO)

Busta Rhymes
PUMPED ABOUT DERRICK ROSE (Not Pumped About Porzingis)

Here's the summary of this video -- Busta Rhymes LOVES Derrick Rose. He LOVES Carmelo Anthony.  Porzingis?? Not so much.  Busta is a huuuuge NY Knicks fan -- and says the combination of… READ MORE >

Busta Rhymes -- White House Visit to Change Criminal Justice System ... Woo Hah! Woo Hah! (VIDEO)

Busta Rhymes
White House Visit to Change System Woo Hah! Woo Hah!

Busta Rhymes is hot as fish grease over long prison sentences handed down to non-violent criminals ... so he's become an activist, fighting to change "mandatory minimums." Busta spoke to TMZ… READ MORE >

- 180 days ago
Busta Rhymes Raging Out During NYC Gym Attack (VIDEO)

Busta Rhymes
Raging Out During NYC Gym Attack

Busta Rhymes did much more than just throw a protein shake during that fight in a gym -- surveillance video now shows him totally losing it on an employee! The incident went down in August at… READ MORE >

- 315 days ago
Busta Rhymes -- Cuts a Deal In NY Muscle Milk Brawl

Busta Rhymes
Cuts a Deal In NY Muscle Milk Brawl

9:20 A.M. PST -- Busta's attorney, Scott Leemon tells TMZ ... "We are glad the DA's office did their own investigation and agreed that criminal charges were not warranted."Busta… READ MORE >

- 326 days ago
Busta Rhymes -- Cops Love Me ... When They're Not Arresting Me! (PHOTO)

Busta Rhymes
Cops Love Me ... When They're Not Arresting Me!

Busta Rhymes' recent run-ins with law enforcement might lead you to believe he doesn't like cops, but it turns out the opposite's true ... he loves 'em! Busta was leaving 1 OAK Tuesday night in… READ MORE >

- 412 days ago
Busta Rhymes -- Alleged Threats at BET Awards Trigger Criminal Investigation

Busta Rhymes
Alleged Threats at BET Awards Trigger Criminal Investigation

Busta Rhymes is under investigation for allegedly threatening to slap fans at the BET Awards. Kim Simpson says it all started when her friend accidentally bumped into the rapper while dancing at… READ MORE >

- 412 days ago
Busta Rhymes Busted in Alleged Muscle Milk Assault at Gym

Busta Rhymes
Busted For Alleged Muscle Milk Assault

6:00 AM PST --  Busta has been released on his own recognizance.   Busta Rhymes is in a NYC jail after allegedly throwing a Muscle Milk at someone in a gym. The rapper was working out… READ MORE >

- 419 days ago
Busta Rhymes -- Bloody Head Gash ... Nose Dives are Dangerous (PHOTOS)

Busta Rhymes
Bloody Head Gash Nose Dives are Dangerous!

Busta Rhymes looks more like Busta head ... because Friday in New York the rapper face planted off the stage at a concert -- and the results were plasmatic.Rhymes made a surprise appearance… READ MORE >

- 669 days ago
Busta Rhymes -- Just Call Me Busted ... Hit with $790K Tax Bill

Busta Rhymes
Just Call Me Busted ... Hit with $790K Tax Bill

Busta Rhymes may have to pass UP the Courvoisier ... and any other expensive habits ... 'cause Uncle Sam says the rapper owes just under a MILLION bucks in back taxes.We've obtained IRS docs… READ MORE >

- 853 days ago
Busta Rhymes Accused of Stiffing Record Company? Yah Yah Yah ... Yah ... Yah

Busta Rhymes Accused
Of Stiffing Record Company? Yah Yah Yah ... Yah ... Yah

This is pretty crazy: Busta Rhymes has just been sued for $70,300 by Paramount Recording Studios for allegedly stiffing it on a massive bill -- but by far the most interesting part is Busta's… READ MORE >

- 1217 days ago

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