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At University of California, Riverside in 2005.
Background information
Birth name Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr.[1]
Born May 20, 1972 (1972-05-20) (age 37)
Origin Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, dancehall
Years active 1989–present
Labels Flipmode, Universal Motown, Violator
Associated acts Leaders of the New School, Flipmode Squad, Spliff Star, Def Squad, Wu-Tang Clan, Artifacts, Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip, Bad Boy, The Notorious B.I.G, Dr. Dre
.Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., better known as Busta Rhymes (born May 20, 1972),[2] is a Jamaican-American rapper, songwriter, and actor.^ Busta Rhymes is not my favorite rapper.
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^ Busta Rhymes was born, Trevor Smith, on May 20, 1972 in New York.
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^ Trevor Smith, Jr., better known as Busta Rhymes (born May 20, 1972),[1] is a Grammy-nominated Jamaican-American rapper, songwriter, and actor.
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Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the name Busta Rhymes (from former NFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes)

Contents

Early years

.Smith was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Jamaican parents Geraldine Green and Trevor Smith.^ Busta Rhymes was born, Trevor Smith, on May 20, 1972 in New York.
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^ Chris Akinyemi born to Nigerian parents is a Singer/songwriter/guitarist/pianist/rapper hails from the Northern Part of New Jersey.
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^ Real Name : Smith Jr., Trevor Born : 20 May, 1972 Hometown : Brooklyn, NY, USA .
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[3][4][5][6] .Smith's musical career began at the age of 16 as a member of the hip hop crew Leaders of the New School along with fellow Long Island natives Charlie Brown, Dinco D, and Cut Monitor Milo.^ Dinco, Milo, Charlie Brown) lyrics .

^ Leader of the New School lyrics .
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^ At 17 Rhymes was a member of the rap group Leaders of the New School along with Dinco D and Charlie Brown.
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.They began recording in 1989 and released their debut album A Future Without a Past in 1991 on Elektra Records.^ They released their debut album A Future Without a Past in… Read more in Amazon's Busta Rhymes Store .
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^ In 1986, he, along with a man named Charlie Brown, another guy named Dinco D and Bustas cousin Milo formed the ‘Leaders Of The New School.’ In 1989, ‘Leaders Of The New School’ or ‘LONS’ signed a record deal with Elektra Records and within two years the group had their first album out, ‘Future Without A Past.’ The first single off of that album was the wacky ‘Case Of The PTA.’ .
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^ Much respected in the hip-hop underground for their Afrocentric philosophy and tough rapping styles, Leaders of the New School debuted in 1991 with Future Without a Past...
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.In 1993, they released T.I.M.E. (The Inner Mind's Eye).^ Understanding The Inner Mind's Eye lyrics .

^ Understanding the Inner Mind's Eye            Artist: busta rhymes .
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.Busta Rhymes' standout performance in A Tribe Called Quest's 'Scenario' propelled him into the cultural conscience.^ Busta Rhymes allowed to perform .
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^ Out on his own for the first time, Busta called on some friends, appearing on A Tribe Called Quest 's "Scenario," the incredible remix of Craig Mack 's "Flava in Ya Ear" (also featuring Notorious B.I.G. and LL Cool J ), as well as other projects with Boyz II Men , Mary J. Blige , and TLC .
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^ Busta Rhymes is indeed a Hip Hop Legend, however, his involvement in the 50 Cent, Shady, Ja Rule Beef was uncharacteristic of him.
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Soon after, however, internal problems arose because of Busta's increasing popularity, which created fierce jealousies, and the group broke up on the set of Yo! MTV Raps.
Smith broke out with a 1996 solo hit single, "Woo Hah!! .Got You All in Check" from his platinum record album The Coming.^ Got You All in Check" .
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^ Got You All In Check .
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^ Got You All in Check" hit the Top Ten and pushed the album into gold-record territory.
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His second album, When Disaster Strikes, released in 1997, produced the hit singles "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" and "Dangerous".
.In 1998, Smith recorded Extinction Level Event (Final World Front).^ The Very Best of 2001 Genesis 2001 Total Devastation : The Best of 2000 Anarchy 1998 Extinction Level Event (The Final World Front) 1997 When Disaster Strikes 1996 The Coming Busta rhymes singles .
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^ Preparation for the Final World Front (Outro) lyrics .
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^ Extinction Level Event (The Song Of Salvation) lyrics .

.Its single, "Gimme Some More" — which sampled Bernard Herrmann's theme from Psycho — reached number 5 in the UK singles chart in January 1999. Smith enjoyed further transatlantic success in April when the single "What's It Gonna Be?!", featuring Janet Jackson, reached the US and UK Top 10. The album received prominent notice for featuring the fastest rapping Smith has yet done, on a song called "Iz They Wildin Wit Us & Gettin' Rowdy Wit Us?", featuring a guest appearance by Mystikal.^ Iz they wildin wit us and gettin rowdy wit us?
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^ Janet Jackson) 1999 "Gimme Some More" 1998 "One" (feat.
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^ Iz They Wildin' Wit' Us lyrics .

[7]

J/Arista/BMG (2000-2004)

.After Smith signed to J Records, a label started by the then recently ousted Arista Records chief and founder Clive Davis, he released a greatest hits collection alongside a new album of original work.^ Busta Rhymes To Hit The Road In Support Of 'Genesis' 1/18/2002, USRN Rapper-actor Busta Rhymes recently released a Neptunes-produced song, "Pass The Courvoisier" featuring P. Diddy, as the second single from his latest album, Genesis, which...
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^ Rhymes has recently been criticizing his former girlfriend, Joanne Wood, who is the mother of his three children, while he's been promoting his new album.
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^ This release marks Busta’s seventh solo studio album and his first project since signing to legendary producer Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label in 2004.
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.Continuing the Biblical theme of his previous albums, he titled his record Genesis.^ His upcoming album, previously called "Blessed," is now titled...
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.The album featured collaborations with Mary J. Blige, P. Diddy, Kelis, and others.^ Get Ringtone - Dedicate “ *featuring Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Rah Digga / "Touch it- bring it - babe - watch it...
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^ Explicit Touch It (Remix) [Featuring Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Rah Digga] .
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^ It didn't help to see Mary J. Blige still associate herself with him, and Chaka Khan say she looks forward to a collaboration.
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.Genesis was powered by the hit single with Kelis, "What It Is," and his solo single released in November 2001, "Break Ya Neck."^ Break Ya Neck 22.
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^ Break Ya Neck lyrics .

^ Track #10, "Break Ya Neck" is reminiscent of early Busta Rhymes.
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.The final single was the summer smash "Pass The Courvoisier Part 2," which featured Pharrell and P. Diddy.^ Busta hit the Top 40 helping out P. Diddy with " Pass The Courvoisier Pt.
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^ Busta Rhymes To Hit The Road In Support Of 'Genesis' 1/18/2002, USRN Rapper-actor Busta Rhymes recently released a Neptunes-produced song, "Pass The Courvoisier" featuring P. Diddy, as the second single from his latest album, Genesis, which...
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^ Busta Rhymes, P. Diddy, And Mr. T 'Pass The Courvoisier' On New Single 1/15/2002, USRN Busta Rhymes recently serviced to radio the Neptunes-produced "Pass The Courvoisier," featuring P. Diddy, as the second single from his fifth studio album, Genesis, which...
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.Despite the success of the two singles, this album did not sell as well as previous releases.^ BUSTA STILL GOIN STRONG KNOWS HOW 2 MAKE A COUPLE HIT SINGLES AND SELL HIS WACK ALBUMS BUSTA U BET NOT SNITCH OR NIGGAS IS GOIN THE PIGGYBANKS .
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.In 2002, Smith released his sixth studio album It Ain't Safe No More.^ He has since released 1997’s When Disaster Strikes, 1998’s E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front, 2000’s Anarchy 2001’s Genesis, 2002’s It Ain’t Safe No More, 2006’s The Big Bang and 2009’s Back on My B.S. His ninth studio album, The Chemo, will be released early 2010 and is said to be 80% completed.
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^ Busta Rhymes's Latest Set Gets Lukewarm Sales Reception 12/6/2002, USRN Rap heavyweight and actor Busta Rhymes experienced sluggish first week sales for his latest album, It Ain't Safe No More.
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^ They released their debut album A Future Without a Past in… Read more in Amazon's Busta Rhymes Store .
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The album was moderately successful, with a hit song featuring Mariah Carey and the Flipmode Squad called "I Know What You Want." Another hit song was "Make It Clap", featuring Spliff Starr. .The remix of "Make It Clap" featured Sean Paul.^ Make It Clap (Remix) lyrics .

^ Make It Clap (featuring Spliff Star) 9.
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^ Make It Clap (Remix)            Album: It Ain't Safe No More...
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After its release, he left J Records. In 2004, he signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment.

Aftermath/Interscope (2004-2008)

Busta Rhymes performing in 2006.
.His seventh studio album, The Big Bang, became the first #1 album of his career.^ The Big Bang is a hot album.
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^ That big bang album is tight i always liked Busta but this is the first album of his i bought .
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^ For an album called the Big Bang, there is a serious lack of any true bangers!
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.The CD sold over 209,000 copies in its first week to earn the top spot on The Billboard Top 200.^ The LP sold over 209,000 copies in its first week of release in the US. .
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^ Busta topped the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart for 7 weeks and the Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 5 weeks with " Woo-Hah!
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^ Busta topped the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart for a week and the Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 2 weeks with " Dangerous ."
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[8] .The album also became his highest charting album in the UK, peaking at #19. Some of the album was leaked on the Internet, and as a result several songs were left off the album and new ones added.^ Options add lyrics add album add news edit biography Moderator Tools add song add album add news edit biography add picture edit fanpages Buy this music .

The Big Bang featured more production by Dr. Dre than Smith's previous releases, as well as appearances by Raekwon and Nas. .The singles that have been released from the album are, "Touch It", "I Love My Chick", featuring Kelis and Will.I.Am, "New York Shit",featuring Swizz Beatz and "In The Ghetto". Smith also had a stint opening for Mariah Carey's The Adventures of Mimi Tour.^ I Love My Bitch [Single] .
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^ Anthony Serrano (New York, NY United States) - See all my reviews .
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^ We Put It Down For Y'all Get Ringtone - Dedicate “ shit is about to get real serious / Busta Rhymes, Flipmode Squad, Swizz Beatz, check it...
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Also, Smith performed with Eminem on "Touch It Remix Part 5". He also did a song featuring Linkin Park called "We Made It."
On July 17, 2008, Smith left Interscope/Aftermath due to a creative clash with Interscope head Jimmy Iovine. .It was later revealed that Smith inked a deal with Universal Motown, who released his eighth studio album, Back on My B.S., on May 19, 2009.[9] He also appeared on Asher Roth's debut album, Asleep in the Bread Aisle.^ Estelle - World Go Round Album: Back On My B.S. Label: Universal Island Def Jam Director: Jason Goldwatch Released: 2009 Play Add To My Lineup Busta Rhymes (Live Interview) 2/2 Busta tells us that what we see in his music videos is a reflection of him genuinely loving what he's doing.
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^ BLACKsummers’night is the first full-length Maxwell release since Now, his critically-acclaimed third studio album, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in August 2001.
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^ When I'm releasing an album, I definitely cut back on guest appearances, because I want people to focus on my project.
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Universal Motown (2008—present)

Back on My B.S.

.Smith released his eighth studio album Back on My B.S. on May 19, 2009 via Universal Motown.^ Estelle - World Go Round Album: Back On My B.S. Label: Universal Island Def Jam Director: Jason Goldwatch Released: 2009 Play Add To My Lineup Busta Rhymes (Live Interview) 2/2 Busta tells us that what we see in his music videos is a reflection of him genuinely loving what he's doing.
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^ Posted in: Music Videos by Emi on May 19, 2009 .
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^ Busta still refers to himself as God in new songs released in 2009(respect my conglomerate).

.The album debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, selling 56,000 copies, and was his first album to not receive an RIAA certification, selling 122,000 copies to date.^ The LP sold over 209,000 copies in its first week of release in the US. .
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^ Busta topped the Billboard 200 LP chart, Top Rap Albums chart, and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with The Big Bang .
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.The singles that have been released from the album are, "Arab Money", featuring Ron Browz, "Hustler's Anthem '09", featuring T-Pain and "Respect My Conglomerate". The song "World Go Round", featuring British singer Estelle, was released in France on April 6, 2009 due to the heavy rotation of a leaked version.^ Busta Rhymes - Hustler's Anthem '09 .
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^ Hustler's Anthem '09 lyrics .
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^ Hustler's Anthem 09 [Clean] lyrics .
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The single was be released in the UK on July 13, 2009.
Due to controversial content, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned the album. .Back on My B.S. was released internationally, but because of one song, "Arab Money", it is not available to buy as a CD there (however, the album can still be purchased via iTunes).^ And he'd kick a verse from one of my songs just to make sure I knew that he was a fan.
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^ When I'm releasing an album, I definitely cut back on guest appearances, because I want people to focus on my project.
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^ Sep.11, 2009 in Maxwell , Music , Record Releases 2 Comments Maxwell BLACKsummers’night Buy this CD BLACKsummers’night is the heavily anticipated new studio album from groundbreaking modern soul artist Maxwell.
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According to the National Media Council, the lyrics were considered to be offensive to Arabs and to Islam, and permission for distribution was therefore denied. Some DJs, artists and fans have lambasted the track, saying it portrayed Arabs in a stereotypical way. .The first part out of three of the remix by Rhymes contains verses from the Quran.^ Touch It (Remix Part Three) .
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^ Pass The Courvoisier Part 2 (remix) Get Ringtone - Dedicate “ [intro - Busta Rhymes] / Don't this shit make a nigga wanna (JUMP...
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^ Pass The Courvoisier Part 2 (Remix)            Album: Singles          Artist: busta rhymes .
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.In November, when "Arab Money" was released as a single, DJ Dany Neville and the Iraqi rapper The Narcicyst were so offended by the song that they recorded a reply.^ Arab Money Busta's new single .
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^ He is a perfect example of how one can succeed in this business, if they can manage to cease any opportunity to record good material that is going to be released to the masses.
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Smith later apologised. DJs in the country said they had not received an order banning the record from being spun in nightclubs, and they had mixed feelings on whether the record was offensive or not.[10] DJ Saif of Dubai said:
I don't play 'Arab Money' because it's disrespectful on Arabs. I don't think there is a ban on playing it in clubs, but many here don't play it anyway.[10]
The Emirati DJ Bliss, who has his own show on Radio 1 in Dubai, also says he no longer plays "Arab Money". He added:
I used to play the original version in the club, but out of respect for the laws here in my country, I haven’t played it since.[10]

The Chemo

Smith announced that he his working on his upcoming ninth studio album entitled The Chemo. He says that his next project is 80 percent finished.[11] Canadian producer Boi-1da is currently working on the album.[12]

Legal issues

.On August 20, 2006, he was arraigned for charges of third-degree assault after attacking a man who reportedly spat on his car in New York City on August 12 after the AmsterJam Music Festival on Randall's Island.^ Busta was arrested in New York on assault charges.
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^ Busta Rhymes was born, Trevor Smith, on May 20, 1972 in New York.
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^ Busta was arrested in New York on a drunk driving charge.
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[13]
.On October 24, 2006, he appeared at Manhattan Criminal Court as the district attorney's office attempted to amend previous charges against him to include weapons possession for a machete found in his car.^ The rapper-actor is going to be loading up his legal docket after a Manhattan judge refused a petition by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office...
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^ But the house was Manhattan Criminal Court, and the rappers — Busta Rhymes, Ja Rule, Lil Wayne...
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The judge, ShawnDya Simpson, refused to add the charge and adjourned the case.[14][15]
.On February 20, 2007, Smith refused a plea deal offered by the prosecutors office for the assault of his former driver, Edward Hatchett.^ The Big Bang rapper rejected a plea deal Tuesday that would have sent him to jail for one year for assault and then allow him...
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^ More » Busta Free to Drive Away from Plea Deal E! Online - May 8, 2007 New York prosecutors dangled an offer, but Busta Rhymes wasn't biting.
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The deal would have entailed six months in jail and pleading guilty to two assaults, the attack on Hatchett, and the attack on the former fan. The dispute with Hatchett is believed to have originated over back pay Hatchett felt he was owed. Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Becki Rowe offered Smith another option, pleading guilty to third-degree assault. .The conditions of the proposed sentence would include five days of community service, two weeks of youth lectures and six months of anger management classes, as well as three years of probation.^ More » Busta Rhymes gets 3 years' probation AP - Mar 19, 2008 A judge sentenced Busta Rhymes to three years probation Tuesday for assaulting his former driver and a fan, and warned the rapper to stay out of trouble.
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.On March 18, 2008 a judge in New York City sentenced Smith to three years' probation, 10 days' community service, $1250 in fines (plus court costs), and to enroll in a drunken driving program.^ Malik December 15th, 2008 at 7:18 pm really…you people need to understand that it is upon Allah to judge.

^ Busta Rhymes was born, Trevor Smith, on May 20, 1972 in New York.
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^ Busta was arrested in New York on a drunk driving charge.
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[15][16][17][18]
On September 25, 2008, he was temporarily refused entry to the UK due to "unresolved convictions".[19]
On October 14, 2009, a Brooklyn judge ordered Smith to pay a concert goer $75,000 in compensation for an assault alleged to have occurred in 2003".[20]

Personal life

.Smith was a member of the Nation of Gods and Earths, he has publicly stated that he embraces Islam and being part of his life.^ Sorry bro, he is a confirmed member of the Nations of Gods and Earths.

^ Hope he’s not part of the Nation of Islam though… .

^ Salam sister The Nation of Gods and Earths, commonly known as the Five-Percent Nation, the Five-Percent Nation of Islam, or the Five Percenters was founded in Harlem in 1964 by Clarence 13X, known to his young disciples as Allah (the Arabic term for God) or the Father.

[21] He adds, “I used that as inspiration to go into the studio all the time when I had a free moment. After work, during my lunch break, traveling back and forth to work … to just apply myself creatively, and the opportunity finally came one day when I was downtown.”

Discography

Filmography

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/44a7d124-b780-4af7-bcad-be59fbc94a88
  2. ^ "The Week". The Washington Post: p. C14. May 20, 2002. 
  3. ^ USA WEEKEND Magazine
  4. ^ Busta Rhymes Biography (May 20, 1973-)
  5. ^ Rhymes and reason | From the Guardian | The Guardian
  6. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_21_106/ai_n7580052/
  7. ^ allmusic Biography
  8. ^ "All Music - The Big Bang". http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gzfqxqedldae~T3. 
  9. ^ name=universalmotown>Exclusive: Busta Rhymes Signs with Universal Motown. Rap-up.com. Accessed September 17, 2008.
  10. ^ a b c http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090529/NATIONAL/705289848/1010
  11. ^ http://www.rapbasement.com/busta-rhymes/090209-busta-rhymes-says-hes-80-percent-done-with-new-the-chemo-album.html
  12. ^ FEATURE: Boi-1da, A Star Is Born XXL. Accessed on October 2, 2009.
  13. ^ P-I staff, news services (2006-08-21). "People in the News: Busta Rhymes busted". Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Hearst Corporation). http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/people/281942_people21.html. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  14. ^ "Rappers Come and Go, Serving Justice and Their Fans". New York Times. October 25, 2006. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/25/nyregion/25rap.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion&oref=slogin. 
  15. ^ a b "Rapper Busta Rhymes considers judge’s plea offer". Boston Herald. February 20, 2007. http://thetrack.bostonherald.com/moreTrack/view.bg?articleid=183987. 
  16. ^ "Rapper Busta Rhymes considers plea deal for misdemeanor assault with no jail time". Court TV. February 21, 2007. http://www.courttv.com/people/2007/0220/busta_rhymes_ap.html. 
  17. ^ "Rhymes Could 'Beat' The Rap". New York Post. February 21, 2007. http://www.nypost.com/seven/02212007/news/regionalnews/rhymes_could_beat_the_rap_regionalnews_dareh_gregorian.htm. 
  18. ^ Woo Hah! Judge's Got Busta All in Check! - TMZ.com - Entertainment News, Celebrity Gossip and Hollywood Rumors
  19. ^ "Rapper Rhymes detained at airport". BBC. September 25, 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7635992.stm. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  20. ^ . http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/busta_fined_for_fan_assault_hzaq1jj4lxauqfulTytkuI. 
  21. ^ Interview
  22. ^ Busta Rhymes talks about why he left Dr. Dre & Aftermath

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I live my life by Islam.
.Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., better known as Busta Rhymes (born 1972-05-20) is a American hip-hop musician and actor.^ Busta Rhymes was born, Trevor Smith, on May 20, 1972 in New York.
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^ Trevor Smith, Jr., better known as Busta Rhymes (born May 20, 1972),[1] is a Grammy-nominated Jamaican-American rapper, songwriter, and actor.
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^ Read All Trevor Smith, Jr., better known as Busta Rhymes (born May 20, 1972),[1] is a Grammy-nominated Jamaican-American rapper, songwriter, and actor.
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Fuck that!...just hit the bangin' bitches in videos.
  • I try to really understand every aspect of the most high; for me, the most high is Allah...^ Coolio, Busta Rhymes & Method Man “Hit Em High” (1996) ( Click Here For Video ) Pharoahe Monch feat.
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    .I live my life by Islam.^ I’m not going to judge him, but from what he said in the video above, he said he lives his life according to Islam and that Allah is who he worships.

  • Fuck that!^ Responses for "Busta Rhymes is Muslim!"

    ^ Fuck That (Get Off My Block Interlude) _            Artist: busta rhymes .
    • Lyrics - busta rhymes All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - BUSTA RHYMES & JIM CAREY BUSTA RHYMES & SWIZZ BEATS BUSTA RHYMES AND A TRIBE CALLED QUEST BUSTA RHYMES AND MISSY 'MISDEMEANOR' ELLIOTT BUSTA RHYMES, DIRTBAG & MYSTIKAL : Lyrics And Songs 10 February 2010 12:49 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Busta Rhymes is Muslim!

    Look at shorty, she a little cutie yo (yeah)
    The way she shake it make me wanna get all in the booty yo (whoo!)
    .Top miss, just hit the bangin' bitches in videos (huh?^ When he was just 17-years-old, he hit the top of the charts (...
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    ^ Video Browse All Just Released Top Rated Most Popular Music Videos Browse All Artists Most Viewed Top Rated .
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