Busta Rhymes is a famous American rapper, record executive/producer and occasional actor. He is well known for his intricate rhyming skills as well as his quirky personal style featuring many quirky hairstyles and clothes. Over his decades-long career, Busta has earned a reputation as one of the best lyricists the rap game has ever seen.
The rapper was one of the original members of the group, Leaders of the New School. He also founded his own label called Conglomerate. The hip-hop star has nine albums to his name, some of which have reached gold or platinum status, and singles that have done very well on multiple charts.
Busta Rhymes Bio (Age)
The super talented rapper was born on May 20, 1972, in New York City to Jamaican parents who named him Trevor George Smith Jr. He first dabbled in the rap scene when his family moved to Long Island; he was only 12 then and he met other rappers from the burgeoning hip-hop community. His enormous potential began to take shape after winning a rap battle in New York City as a teenager. It was in this contest that the nickname, Buster Rhymes, which would later become his stage name, was coined.
The career of the artist, nominated twelve times at the Grammy Awards, took off in 1989 when he formed, with some of the guys from the neighborhood: Dinco D, Cut Monitor Milo and Charlie Brown, the hip-hop group Leaders of the New School. Soon after, they released their debut album in 1991 titled Un avenir sans passe
Busta began appearing alongside other popular bands including A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Puff Daddy, The Notorious BIG and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony in shows and music tracks. Her first album, Arrival was released in March 1996 and was very well received. However, Busta’s success began to weigh heavily on his band and the difficulties continued until they finally disbanded, leaving Busta to focus on his solo career.
Fame and popularity began to roll. Busta Rhymes’ status as a top tier MC could not be disputed. Over the years he released more music and a total of eight more albums, including hit albums. When Disaster Strikes, Event Level Extension, Genesis, and The Big Bang. His latest single You Piges was released in 2018, featuring Missy Elliot and Kelly Rowland.
Building on his success as a musician, Busta began playing roles in several box office blockbusters like Finding a Forester, Tree, Narc, and Halloween: Resurrection. He has also been nominated for 14 MTV Music Video Awards, 6 BET Hip-Hop Awards, American Music Awards, among others. All in all, the rapper and producer has had a very illustrious career.
His net worth
Busta Rhymes has amassed a huge amount of money, most of which has come from his various activities in the entertainment industry. His multiple sources of income have no doubt ensured that the rapper always has money coming in.
His records have sold well in the past, and his fortune has grown tremendously with each record he has released. Busta was able to fuel his love for luxury cars with his wealth, his quite impressive collection including a Ferrari California, Lamborghini Diablo, Mercedes Classe, Lamborghini Murcielago, Rolls Royce Phantom and Porsche GT2RS worth millions of dollars.
He also owns designer sneakers worth thousands of dollars, as well as helicopters, private jets, and lots of expensive jewelry, watches, and a luxury mansion worth over $10 million.
It is estimated that Busta Rhymes has a net worth of around $65 million, but we are yet to confirm this figure.
who is his girlfriend
At this time, Busta Rhymes does not appear to be dating anyone. He was with Joanne Wood in a long term relationship which lasted 10 years. The two had four children together, three boys named T’Zlah Wood-Smith, T’Khl Wood-Smith, Trillian Wood-Smith and a girl named Mariah Smith.
According to Joanne, Busta proposed three times, and each time they would agree to marry, but it never happened. The two ended their relationship after Busta found out that Joanne was a lesbian. The battle for separation and custody of their children was therefore very bitter. Busta called her all the rudeness he knew and didn’t miss an opportunity to fuck her up.
The rapper has also had romantic relationships with other women, including Karrine Steffens, Eden Har’el, and Deelishis.
Height and other quick facts
Busta Rhymes is a very tall man, standing at 6 feet 1 inch, an imposing frame that undoubtedly makes him stand out in the rooms. Here are four facts about the hit rapper you probably didn’t know about.
1. He held the Guinness Record for fastest rapper after being able to spit out the most syllables in one second in 2009. However, someone else now holds that record.
2 He attended the same high school as other rap legends like Jay Z, Notorious BIG and DMX. We can only imagine how heated the freestyle battles at Westinghouse High School must have been with all that talent under one roof.
3. Busta was a clothing designer. In the 90s he founded a clothing line called Bushi and was the creative mind behind their collections until the company folded.
4. The prolific lyricist has been featured on over 300 tracks, a very impressive feat that most rappers are unable to achieve.