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Busta Rhymes

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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 Loses Serious Street Cred

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Busta Rhymes Pleads Out!

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Busta and Remy Let It Ride in Court

Busta and Remy Let It Ride in Court

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Busta Moved -- Trial Gets Bumped

Busta Moved -- Trial Gets Bumped

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P. Diddy's White Party People

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Busta Bust Up -- Again

Busta Bust Up -- Again

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Busta Doesn't Get Rolled Up in Court

Busta Doesn't Get Rolled Up in Court

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- 2975 days ago
Busta Rhymes Rejects a Plea

Busta Rhymes Rejects a Plea

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Busta -- Justa Shot of Hennessy Did Me In!

Busta -- Justa Shot of Hennessy Did Me In!

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