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Busta Rhymes

Posted in MusicWorld on July 31, 2000 by

With his raspy voice, fast-paced-in-your-face lyrics and unique style, Trevor Smith, better known as Busta Rhymes, cannot and will not be overlooked in the new millennium.

He started his career in 1990 with the rap group Leaders of the New School. However, his rhyming ability on A Tribe Called Quest's 1991 hit "Scenario" paved the way for Busta Rhymes to showcase his true talent.

His 1996 debut album The Coming, with the smash hit "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check," confirmed that Busta was a force to be reckoned with. And with such follow-up hits as "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See," "Dangerous" and "What's It's Gonna Be?" featuring Janet Jackson, Busta's mark on the music industry was set in stone. This year, Busta released his fourth album, Anarchy, which already has produced two hits, "Get Out" and "Fire." "I've grown tremendously, even in the past two years," says Busta. "I want my people to look at the future now. If The Coming was the beginning, and When Disaster Strikes was the warning, and E.L.E. was when it all hit, well, Anarchy is the aftermath." Busta also states that "this album is my latest greatest . . . it's the best album I've ever made."

Not only is Busta Rhymes still putting it down in the rap world and producing such rap stars as Rah Digga and Flipmode Squad, he is also doing advertisements for Mountain Dew and landing major roles in television and movies. He had a guest spot on the WB's Steve Harvey Show, co-starred in this summer's blockbuster hit Shaft, starring Samuel L. Jackson, and is now working on the film Finding Forrester, starring Sean Connery. But wait - there's more! Busta has even started his own clothing line, Bushi Designs.

With all of his accomplishments to date, Busta Rhymes is proving that he has a lot to offer on every level, and is fast becoming a household name.