Busta Rhymes: Life and Unknown facts about 90’s Rapper
Trevor George Smith Jr. was born in East Flatbush, a neighborhood in the New York is the son of Jamaican immigrants Cherry Green and Trevor Smith, Sr. In 1983 his family moved to Uniondale, a suburb of New York City, Long Island.
The career of Busta Rhymes begins at age 17 as a member of Leaders of the New School, with his Long Island neighbors, Charlie Brown, Dinco D and his cousin Cut Monitor Milo. They began recording in 1989 and released their debut album A Future without a Past in 1991 on Elektra Records. In 1993, they launched T.I.M.E. (The Inner Mind’s Eye). However, soon after differences in the group, and they split up in 1994 after a live discussion in a chapter of the Yo! MTV Raps.
Smith released “Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check” as a single in 1996 for the album “The Coming”. His second album, When Disaster Strikes, released in 1997, contained the singles “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” and “Dangerous.”
In the same year, he released The Imperial as part of the Flipmode Squad, a collaborative project with rappers Rampage, Lord Have Mercy, Spliff Star, Rah Digga and Baby Sham. Rhymes’ fascination with cinema is reflected in Extinction Level Event (The Final World Front), released in 1998. The frantic single “Gimme Some More” reached number 5 on the British chart in January 1999. The song “What’s It Gonna Be?! ‘A duet with Janet Jackson, reached the top 10 American and British chart.
Rhymes have combined his musical career with some acting roles. In 2000 he worked on several film projects and recorded his last album with Elektra, Anarchy.
After leaving Elektra, Rhymes signed to J Records, a new label founded by Clive Davis (former founder of Arista Records). In 2001, he released an album along with a new album with original work entitled Genesis. Genesis marked the return of Busta Rhymes, with hits like “Break Ya Neck” and “Pass the Courvoisier” produced by hip-hop producers Dr. Dre and The Neptunes, respectively.
On November 26, 2002, Busta Rhymes released his sixth album: It Ain’t Safe No More…. His first single, “Make It Clap”, was a moderate success. The second single, a duet with Mariah Carey titled “I Know What You Want” was a bit more successful, reaching the top 10 of pop in the Billboard singles Billboard.
Busta Rhymes recently signed with the Aftermath Entertainment label, with which he released the 2006 album The Big Bang.
In March of 2008, he collaborated with the alternative hip-pop Japanese group TERIYAKI BOYZ together with Pharrell in his latest single and video whose name is titled ZOCK ON !, the song was presented in the musical program MUSIC STATION on March 14, 2008. Also, his song “where’s my f – kin money” was included in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV.
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